National Affairs: No Retreat

The day after Harry Truman produced his half-a-loaf message on aid for China, he also made up his mind about Palestine. After a final, bitter week of intra-Cabinet wrangling, he decided to leave things exactly as they were. To U.N. Delegate Warren Austin went the President's instructions: no retreat from partition.

If there had ever been a thought of turning back (TIME, Feb. 16), it died with the hard political facts of the Wallace victory in New York. The Administration thus refused Zionist demands for all-out military support for partition. It also turned down its military advisers' demand for a policy of...

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