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Arabs Report Iraq Minister Pledging Palestine Autonomy

The Daily Herald today quoted reports current in Palestine-Arab circles that the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Nuri Pasha as-Said, mediator between the Palestine government and Arab leaders, had pledged Iraq’s support of all Arab demands including complete independence for Palestine similar to the status enjoyed by his own country.

According to the reports, the diplomat had availed himself of the Palestine government’s acquiescence to his intercession to establish the right of neighboring Arab states to intervene in Palestine affairs.

The New Statesman and Nation, liberal periodical, in an editorial warned that suspension of Jewish immigration into Palestine was too high a price to pay for halting the nineteen-week-old Arab general strike.

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