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Reference copies of important documents.

Max Lowenthal: Diary Extract 15 May, 1948

Max Lowenthal was a Washington lawyer and advisor to President Truman. This extract from his diary was obtained from the Max Lowenthal Papers, University Archives, University of Minnesota (Box 8, Folder 62).

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Resolution of the 1921 World Zionist Congress

The Churchill White Paper of 1922 described how Britain was going to establish a Jewish National Home in Palestine. This policy was implemented in the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine. The White Paper and the Mandate make clear that … Continue reading

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UN Security Council, 15 May 1948: Documents

The UN Security Council met on May 15, 1948 and had before it the following documents: 1. Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel; 2. Cablegram from the Arab League announcing a military  intervention in Palestine; 3. Communication … Continue reading

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Initial statements of parties concerned

This is an extract from the Year Book of the United Nations, 1947-48. It describes the meeting of the UN General Assembly Adhoc Committeee on Palestine in September-October 1948.

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General debate on the future government of Palestine

This is an extract from the Year Book of the United Nations, 1947-48. It describes the General Debate on April 20, 1948 during the special session of the General Assembly called to discuss the future government of Palestine.

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Intervention of the Arab States in Palestine

This is an extract from the Year Book of the United Nations, 1947-48. It describes the Meeting of the United Nations Security Council on 15 May 1948 which discussed the situation in Palestine after the Declaration of the Establishment of the … Continue reading

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Epstein’s Telegram to Shertok

On 14 May, 1948 Eliahu Epstein, Agent of the Jewish Agency in Washington, sent this telegram to Moshe Shertok, Foreign Minister of the Provisional Government of Israel in Tel Aviv. The telegram tells the dramatic story of how, against a … Continue reading

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Israel Protests Jordanian Attack to UNSC 14 May 1948

UN Document S/744 Copied and retyped from http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/DER/NL4/829/24/PDF/NL482924.pdf on 19 September 2013

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King Abdullah of Jordan to UNSC 16 May 1948

UN Document S/748 Copied and retyped from http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/DER/NL4/829/29/PDF/NL482929.pdf on September 18 2013

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Egyptian Government to UNSC 15 May 1948

United Nations Document S/743 Copied and retyped from http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/DER/NL4/829/23/PDF/NL482923.pdf on 18 September 2013

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