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On Moral Grounds
President Harry S. Truman and the Birth of the State of Israel
ed. by Grace Cohen Grossman and Robert Kirschner
When, on the eve of the Sabbath, May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independence of Israel at Tel Aviv Museum, the State of Israel was instantly recognized by President Harry S. Truman. It was an extraordinary time, with extraordinary personalities playing roles in the drama: in Israel, David Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann, Golda Meir, Abba Eban, and others; and in America, among many, Stephen S. Wise, Abba Hillel Silver, Eddie Jacobson, Clark Clifford— and Harry S. Truman.
The Skirball Cultural Center seeks to present the American point of view on issues of importance to Jews throughout the world. To present the founding of the State of Israel from the standpoint of the Truman Administration is very much in consonance with our mission. We are grateful to remind visitors in 1998 of an American President's historic resolve in 1948.
Paperback, 40 pages. Published by the Skirball Cultural Center, 1998.