The Actions Committee meets in Jerusalem. Among it's important decisions:
aliyah to Israel and the absorption of new immigrants are not just an
Israeli undertaking but the responsibility of the entire Jewish people who
should, therefore, assume the cost; the Jewish Agency shall continue to
operate even after the establishment of the State in order to promote
aliyah, handle absorption and continue to support Youth Aliyah and
settlement. A confrontation is developing between the Israeli and American
members of the Zionist Executive. The Americans demand that WZO
headquarters be moved to New York now that the State has been established.
Ben-Gurion and the Israeli leadership reject this demand. The government
ministers resign from their jobs in the Jewish Agency Executive. Levi
Eshkol begins to operate as the treasurer of the Jewish Agency and head of
the Department of Agricultural Settlement.