What He Saw Convinced the World of the Need for a Jewish State

American reverend John Grauel's testimony about what he witnessed onboard immigrant ship Exodus became a 'turning point in the positions of the UN representatives'

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Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet

Seventy-five years ago this month, Reverend John Grauel met secretly with the committee sent by the United Nations to study the question of Palestine in the summer of 1947. His testimony was dramatic. He first described what personally witnessed aboard the illegal immigrant ship Exodus. Later, he described what was happening in the displaced persons’ camps in Europe that he visited.

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