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British Cabinet Names Body to Negotiate with Zionists

At the suggestion of Premier MacDonald, the cabinet has appointed a small committee of cabinet officers to deal with the Palestine situation with a view to the reopening of friendly discussions with the Zionist Executive on conditions which will give satisfaction to the Jewish people, the parliamentary correspondent of the London Jewish Chronicle learns today.

Though Lord Passfield is a member of the committee the matter has been taken out of his hands and transferred to the committe as a whole. The cabinet has already rejected a proposed explanatory statement of the White Paper which Lord Passfield prepared as being inadequate and most unlikely to remove the painful impression of the White Paper that prevails in Jewish circles.