Telegram by Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky

DOCUMENT NO. A-AC 14-44
Communications received by Ad Hoc Palestine Committee,
November 18, 1947
To the Secretary General of the United Nations Lake Success:

The Jewish Orthodox community (Eida Hacharedis) of Jerusalem comprising 60,000 souls, objects to the plea of including Jerusalem in the Jewish state and/or its residents becoming automatically citizens of the Jewish state.

Our community demands that Jerusalem be an international zone, under your protection, with full autonomy, and its residents be free citizens of the international zone of Jerusalem.

We beg of you, not to take any action before receiving our memorandum which is being sent by airmail.

Chief Rabbi J. Z. Dushinsky
In the Name of the Ashkenazic Community