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Mediation Effort by Quaker Leader Fails

An unsuccessful attempt to mediate between Arabs and Jews, made by Dr. Daniel Oliver, principal of the Friends’ School at Lebanon, is reported today by the Jerusalem correspondent of The Times.

After reportedly contacting Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, through the Quakers in England, Dr. Oliver asked the Arab Supreme Committee what guarantees it could offer for peace supposing the Zionists were to renounce the October labor immigration schedule.

The committee, it is understood, rejected the proposal on the ground that the labor schedule represents a small portion of the Jewish immigration and indicated that only complete suspension pending the Royal Commission’s findings would satisfy it.

According to the Times, Emir Abdullah, ruler of the Transjordan, has again invited the Arab Supreme Committee to visit him at Amman for the purpose, it is believed, of trying to effect a conciliation. The committee is expected to accept the invitation and may proceed to Amman early next week.

Meanwhile, the Emir is reported touring the country in an effort to persuade his subjects to keep the peace. (Bedouin chiefs were recently reported threatening a march on Jerusalem unless the Palestine Government gave in to Arab demands to halt Jewish immigration.”

The Daily Mail reports from Jerusalem an official denial of a Palestine Post story that members of the French Foreign Legion are deserting to join the Arab gangsters in their campaign of guerilla warfare against Jews and Government.

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