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British Cabinet, Agency Body Meet Today

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Zionist and non-Zionist leaders from America and Europe prepared today for two important meetings tomorrow that may have far-reaching effects on the future of the Jewish national home in Palestine.

In one, the British Cabinet will meet to discuss the continuing disorders in the Holy Land and possibly take action on suspension of Jewish immigration, principal Arab demand. Ramsay MacDonald, Secretary for the Dominions, will preside in the absence of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin who is away on vacation.

While the British Cabinet is in session, the administrative committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine will open a special conference to consider the current Palestine emergency.

This afternoon the Zionist and non-Zionist leaders, the latter including Dr. Maurice J. Karpf, Dr. Maurice Hexter and Morris Waldman of the United States, met for informal discussions with members of the Jewish Agency executive.

Tomorrow’s session of the administrative committee is expected to result in the non-Zionists aligning themselves with the decisions taken by the Zionist actions committee at Zurich which concluded its session yesterday.

It is understood that at the informal meeting today, the administrative committee members were informed of yesterday’s conversation between Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency, David Ben-Gurion, chairman of its Palestine executive, and Colonial Secretary William Ormsby-Gore.

The administrative committee meeting will be held in the offices of the World Zionist Organization and is expected to continue until Thursday.

Most of the committee’s Palestine members will be absent since they rushed back to Palestine from Zurich.

Mr. Ben-Gurion is flying back to the Holy Land Thursday immediately after the sessions end.

A number of German-Jewish members of the committee are attending the meeting in view of the seriousness of the Palestine immigration issue, in which they are largely concerned.

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