Abbas Hilmi, Ex-khedive of Egypt, Arrives in Palestine
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Abbas Hilmi, Ex-khedive of Egypt, Arrives in Palestine

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Abbas Hilmi, former Khedive of Egypt, active in the movement to create a Pan Arabic Federation arrived in Palestine on Sunday.

Abbas Hilmi was accompanied by a Jewish secretary, Alexander Meisel.

The former Khedive recently denied to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he has any intention of taking an active part in political affairs in Palestine.

At the time he expressed the view that the solution of the Jewish problem in Palestine would be for Jews to become Arabs.

Expressing his views on the Pan Arabic movement, the former Khedive stated that it depends on the shape the movement assumes and who will head it. He stated that he is in very friendly relations with King Feisal, though his relations with Emir Abdullah are more intimate. Not long ago he received a letter from King Feisal. Without disclosing the contents of the letter, he stated that he had refused to participate actively in any Pan-Arabic or kindred movement, preferring to remain outside as a looker-on. At the same time, the Pan-Arabic movement is more to his taste than the Pan-Islamic movement, which in his opinion is doomed to failure.

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