Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky
Read Excerpts of the 18 page document of written testimony submitted in person to the United Nations Special Committee in Palestine Wednesday, July 16, 1947 by the Chief Rabbis of the Ashkenasic Jewish Community, Rav Yosef Zvi Dushinsky and Rav Zelig Ruven Bengis of blessed memory.
CLICK HERE to read his first statement to the United Nations July, 1947.
When in mid November of 1947, it became evident that through zionist and Communist pressure the United Nations would vote for the partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, Rav Dushinsky appealed, in the name of 60,000 Jewish Orthodox residents, to the United Nations by cable and a memorandum following, that Jerusalem should not be included in the Jewish state and should be given international status.
CLICK HERE to read the contents of his cable and memorandum to the United Nations in November, 1947.
Rabbi Dushinsky giving oral testimony to the United Nations Special Committee on July 16, 1947. Sitting next to him is Rabbi Bengis.
DOCUMENT NO. A-AC 14-44 Communications received by Ad Hoc Palestine Committee, November 18, 1947