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Proposed Arab-jewish Roundtable Parleys Seen “futile”

Great Britain and the East, which mirrors Colonial Office policy, today strongly criticized proposals for an Arab-Jewish roundtable conference, designed to settle grievances in Palestine.

Pending the decisions of the Royal Commission and the Government’s receipt of them, the weekly said editorially, discussion would be “not only premature, but also futile.”

The roundtable proposal had been advanced by Israel M. Sieff, vice-president of the British Zionist Federation, and others.