National Affairs: No Wedge

Amidst the rejoicing over the Douglas appointment, there was a slightly grating note in Anglo-American relations last week. In Parliament Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin charged that Harry Truman and Tom Dewey had played politics last October when they vied with each other in recommending the immediate mass admission of Jews to Palestine.

U.S. politicians knew that Bevin was right. But U.S. Senators roared: if anyone had played politics with Palestine, it was the British Government. At week's end a chastened Bevin hoped wistfully that the whole affair was just "a matter which stands by itself. . . . We for our part...

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