AGREEMENT has been reached between the Government of
the United States and the Provisional Government of Israel on the establishment
of a Mission of the United States in Israel and a Mission of the Provisional
Government of Israel in the United States. Agreement has also been reached
on the exchange of special representatives.
Mr. Eliahu Epstein has been designated by the Provisional
Government of Israel as its Special Representative in the United States
heading the Mission of the Provisional Government of Israel in this
I have today appointed the Honorable James Grover McDonald,
of New York, to serve as the Special Representative of the United States
to head the Mission of the United States in Israel.
NOTE: On January 25, 1949, a permanent government was
elected in Israel, and on January 31 the White House announced that
the United States had extended de jure recognition to the new Government