London (Apr. 9)
The construction work on the Haifa harbor, which was scheduled to begin the end of May, will again be postponed, according to a report of the political correspondent in the London “Daily Herald.”
The cause for the postponement is declared to be the necessity of awaiting a final decision as to where the Mosul oil pipe lines are to be terminated. The possibility is entertained that the Persian Gulf may replace the Mediterranean as the terminus.
Explaining this new situation, the political correspondent states that a curious state of affairs is developing in the Levant. The British and the French governments are pursuing a policy of a political entente, arranging a close political cooperation between the governments of Iraq, Palestine and Transjordania, with the governments of Syria and Lebanon, the basic idea being to create a united front toward the nationalist Arab movement. However, while these governments are collaborating politically, they are economically at loggerheads, the Mosul pipe line forming one great bone of contention.