501.BB Palestine/4–2949

The President to Mr. Mark F. Ethridge, at Jerusalem

Dear Mark: I appreciated very much your letter of the eleventh and I was particularly interested in the attitude of the Arabs with regard to the present situation.

I am rather disgusted with the manner in which the Jews are approaching the refugee problem. I told the President of Israel in the presence of his Ambassador just exactly what I thought about it. It may have some effect, I hope so.

Sincerely yours,

[Harry S. Truman]