The Press: Birthday in Zion

While a jubilant world Jewry acclaimed the victory of partition (see FOREIGN NEWS), a quieter celebration went on last week in a modest office off Zion Square in Jerusalem. Editor Gershon Agronsky, 54, just home from covering the fateful U.N. debates at Lake Success, gathered his Palestine Post staffers around him. While they sang Happy Birthday, he gravely cut a cake and the staff sipped wine. Thus the doughty little (circ. 23,000) daily that is the London Times of the Middle East—and the authoritative voice of the Zionist moderates—passed its 15th birthday.

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