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Recognition of the State of Israel

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1943

May

Correspondence between Senator Harry S. Truman and others re: creation of Jewish Army
       May 7, 1943    View (13 pages)    |    (PDF)

1945

April

Edward Stettinius to Harry S. Truman
       April 18, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

May

Joseph Grew to Harry S. Truman
       May 1, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Joseph Grew to Harry S. Truman
       May 28, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

June

Joseph Grew to Harry S. Truman
       June 16, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Samuel Rosenman to Harry S. Truman
       October 17, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Statement by President
       November 13, 1945    View (2 pages)

December

Proposal, Lessing J. Rosenwald to Harry S. Truman
       December 4, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Loy Henderson to Matthew Connelly
       December 11, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1946

January

Press Release
       January 7, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Executive Order 9682
       January 19, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Correspondence between Emanuel Celler and Harry S. Truman
       March 20, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

David Niles to Matthew Connelly
       May 1, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

June

Assorted Members of the U.S. Senate to Harry S. Truman
       June 20, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Joint Chiefs of Staff to State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee
       June 21, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Prime Minister Attlee to Harry S. Truman
       July 25, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

September

Correspondence between William L. Clayton and Harry S. Truman
       September 12, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

1947

May

David Niles to Harry S. Truman
       May 12, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Harry S. Truman diary entry
       July 21, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Correspondence between Harry S. Truman and Eddie Jacobson
       October 8, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Correspondence between Elbert Thomas and Harry S. Truman
       November 15, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1948

Memo, re: de jure recognition of Israel
       ca. 1948    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo from Frank P. Corrigan, summary of Palestine Problem
       ca. 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Draft of "The Position of the United States with Respect to Palestine"
       February 17, 1948    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Eddie Jacobson
       February 27, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

March

Correspondence between Francis J. Myers and Harry S. Truman
       March 4, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Robert Nathan to Robert Lovett
       March 24, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement by the President
       March 25, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Anonymous paper re: General Marshall and negotiation with Jews
       March 26, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Action on the General Assembly's Resolution and Draft of proposed remarks by Ambassador Austin
       April 19, 1948    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

Freda Kirchwey to Chaim Weizmann
       April 20, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

May

Max Lowenthal to Clark Clifford
       ca. May, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Arthur Klein and Harry S. Truman
       May 3, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Robert McClintock to Clark Clifford
       May 4, 1948    View (13 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Dean Alfange, Harry Vaughan, and Harry S. Truman
       May 5, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Moshe Shertok to George C. Marshall
       May 7, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Assorted members of the House of Representatives to Harry S. Truman
       May 7, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo of conversation with Dean Rusk
       May 8, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo supporting a Statement by Truman recognizing Israel
       May 9, 1948    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Philip J. Schupler to Harry S. Truman
       May 9, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Freda Kirchwey to Harry S. Truman
       May 10, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Bartley C. Crum and Harry S. Truman
       May 11, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Department of State to Harry S. Truman
       May 11, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Joseph Guffey, with attatched correspondence
       May 12, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Diary of Eben Ayers, pages 97-100
       May 12, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Rabbi Samuel Thurman and Harry S. Truman
       May 13, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Chaim Weizmann and Harry S. Truman
       May 13, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Eliahu Epstein, Chaim Weizmann, and Harry S. Truman, with related material
       May 14, 1948    View (13 pages)    |    (PDF)

Copy of Cable, Eliahu Epstein to Moshe Shertok
       May 14, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Draft of recognition of Israel
       May 14, 1948    View (1 page)

Eliahu Epstein to Harry S. Truman with attatchments re: recognition of Israel
       May 14, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between James Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman
       May 15, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Marshall Carter to Matthew Connelly, with attached telegraph message, Warren Austin to George Marshall
       May 20, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Chaim Weizmann to Harry S. Truman
       May 26, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

June

Map, "Palestine Military Situation"
       June 11, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memo and press release, Robert Lovett to Harry S. Truman
       June 15, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Freda Kirchwey to Harry S. Truman
       June 19, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

David Niles to Clark Clifford, with attachment
       June 21, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

David Niles to Matthew J. Connelly
       July 21, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Samuel Rosenman to Clark Clifford
       July 30, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Sol Bloom to Harry S. Truman
       August 3, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Edward Jacobson to Chaim Weizmann
       August 6, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Eliahu Epstein and Clark Clifford
       August 9, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

George Marshall to Harry S. Truman
       August 16, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Telegrams between Robert Lovett, George Marshall, and Harry S. Truman
       ca. September, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

George Marshall to Harry S. Truman
       September 8, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo to George Marshall and Explanatory notes by William Franklin
       September 11, 1948    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, McDonald to Secretary of State
       September 12, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Bart Crum to Clark Clifford
       September 28, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

October

Telegram, Freda Kirchwey to J. Howard McGrath
       October 1, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Clark Clifford to Harry S. Truman
       October 23, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

November

Copy, Harry S. Truman to Chaim Weizmann
       November 29, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Chaim Weizmann
       November 29, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1949

Draft telegram from to American Embassy, Tel Aviv
       ca. 1949    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Press Release
       January 31, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

February

Telegram, McDonald to Dean Acheson
       February 8, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Dean Acheson to Harry S. Truman
       February 16, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

April

Map, "Palestine Military Situation"
       April 6, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

June

Chaim Weizmann to Harry S. Truman
       June 24, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

April

Eddie Jacobson to Josef Cohn
       April 1, 1952    View (15 pages)    |    (PDF)

1974

July

Chronology of events relating to Palestine and the recognition of Israel, 1945-1949 by Eddie Jacobson, with notes by Frank Adler
       July 28, 1974    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

Not Dated

"Chapter 9" of unpublished manuscript by Henry Grady, "Adventures in Diplomacy"
       Not Dated    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

Notes to Chapter 9 of unpublished manuscript by Henry Grady, "Adventures in Diplomacy"
       Not Dated    View (15 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft statement by the President
       Not Dated    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Written oral statement
       Not Dated    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Palestine - Nature of the File
       Not Dated    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)