The Charlotte News
Friday, January 23, 1948
A letter writer hopes that the U.N. would establish a means of enforcement of its decisions, as the partition of Palestine. He predicts that if it followed a weak course with the Arab states, it would meet the same fate as the League of Nations and be ignored.
He quotes from a London A.P. dispatch, which said, "Great Britain will continue to fulfill her contracts to sell arms and military equipment to Arab states despite their threat to march against Palestine after the British mandate ends." Meanwhile, Haganah could not, according to the British, obtain arms, and the U.S. had banned the shipment of arms and munitions to the Middle East in early December. Moshe Shertok of the Jewish Agency was seeking U.S. surplus war materiel on a lend-lease basis.
The writer concludes that should the U.N. afford itself teeth to back up its decisions, it would become the potent instrument
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