Israeli soldiers in formation as officers inspect them in Palestine. Israeli flag flies above building. Soldiers in a parade. A wrecked building after an attack, as people gather outside it. Injured persons being carried on stretchers.
National Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal, Doctor Abba Hillel Silver gives a speech in New York City, United States. He holds several documents in his hands. He talks about building a new hope for the Jews by upbringing of Palestine. He expresses hope that American Jewry will raise funds. United Palestine Appeal aims to aid in resettling of Jews in Palestine.
A newsreel titled 'US-Russia back UN plan for Holy Land' shows Jewish refugees on board a former American vessel as they reach Haifa Palestine after traveling from a Black Sea port. Writing on ship says "Hagana Ship - Jewish State". Passengers hold up a dead infant for those on the docks to see, a victim of the overcrowded ship conditions. British forces patrol the docks before passenger disembark. Fatigued refugees, including families with small children, disembark from the ship as the injured and sick are carried away on stretchers. Passengers are sprayed with delousing agent powder to control spread of disease. Other passengers seen embarking a ship from dock for transport to Cypress detention camps, rather than facing deportation to Europe. Scene change to United Nations meeting at Lake Success New York. United States delegate, Herschel Johnson, addresses a meeting of General Assembly's Special Committee on Palestine, expressing support for proposed partition of Palestine.
Meeting of the United Nations Security Council at Lake Success, New York, in 1947. A representative of the Jewish Agency for Palestine and National Council of the Jews of Palestine [possibly Abba Hillel Silver] presents a statement approved by those groups on march 23, 1947. They object and are disappointed in the position taken by the United States regarding Palestine's administration, and state that at the end of the mandatory administration, a provisional Jewish Government will be established, not later than May 16th. The Soviet Union's representative to the UN, Andrei Gromyko, is seated at the same table, wearing dark glasses.
The Zionist Movement in England during World War II. The exterior of Jewish Agency for Palestine. People enter and leave the building. Inscription in Hebrew on a board in the Agency. The inscription reads 'Zionist Organization'. Political advisors of the Jewish Agency for Palestine in a meeting. Doctor Waismann, Mrs Dugdale (niece of the Lord Balfour), J Linton, Berl Locker, Professor Brodetsky and Professor Namier in a meeting preceded by Doctor Chaineizmann. Dignitaries converse with each other at the table. Doctor Weizmann shows position of Jewish settlement on the map of Palestine.
Dr. Bernard Joseph speaks at War Emergency Conference of World Jewish Congress in Atlantic City. He presents a resolution on Palestine and calls for the establishment of Palestine as a free and democratic Jewish Commonwealth. Further he appeals to the United Nations to aid in the transfer of Jewish survivors of the holocaust to Palestine. Dr Stephen S. Wise can be seen seated next to the Dr. Bernard Joseph.