Sonorous tones familiar to Cleveland's temple last week filled the committee room at Lake Success: "In these tragic years, when the whole household of Israel became one great hostelry of pain, we could not have builded what we did build had we not preserved our unshakable trust in the victory of truth." Grey-maned Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, speaking for the Jewish Agency for Palestine, was telling the 55 U.N. delegations what the Zionists regard as truth's victory: unlimited immigration of refugee Jews into Palestine, creation of a Zionist state when Jews outnumber...

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