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About Zionism at the UN: A Diary of the First Days

This book records in diary form the events [the author] was involved in, the activities in which [he] participated, and the impressions [he] gathered as an emissary of the Political Department of the Jewish Agency for Palestine to the United Nations Conference on International Organization (UNCIO), meeting in San Francisco in the late spring and early summer of 1945. The conference was convened to draft the charter of the new international organization that was to replace the League of Nations, an organization that had ceased functioning with the outbreak of World War II. [Eliahu Elath] arrived in the United States on April 28, 1945, and proceeded almost immediately to San Francisco. This memoir ends with [the authors] becoming, in July 1945, director of the Jewish Agencys Political Office in Washington, a position [he] held until the declaration of Israels independence on May 15, 1948.

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