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Palestine Arabs Expected to Adopt Policy of Cooperation with Government

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A change in the political situation in Palestine, resulting in Arab cooperation with the government, is expected from the forthcoming session of what is termed the Seventh Arab Congress.

The congress is scheduled to convene shortly. It is stated that at the present juncture the anti-Zionist Arab leaders, who conducted an obstructionist policy because of their unwillingness to recognize the Palestine mandate containing the clauses concerning the Jewish National Home, will proclaim their readiness to cooperate with the government. It is stated that this cooperation is to be based on the condition that the Palestine government accept the proposal originally made five years ago by Sir Herbert Samuel that an Arab Agency be created similar to that of the Jewish Agency with the right of advising the Palestine governement in matters pertaining to the welfare of the Arab population.