Emir Abdullah Says Plan Abandoned

Because of the strong opposition by both Arabs and Jews the plan to partition Palestine has been definitely abandoned, according to an interview of Emir Abdullah of Transjordan in Jerusalem with Joseph M. Levy, New York Times correspondent, published today.

The Emir, who returned to Jerusalem from London, personally strongly opposed the scheme, it was stated, and he was quoted as saying that except for the fact that a partition was no longer under consideration no one know what the Royal Commission would recommend.

In a conversation Abdullah had with Colonial Secretary William Ormsby-Gore the latter said everything published in the press concerning the commission’s recommendations was unfounded. The British Government, it was said, was entirely ignorant of what the recommendations will be and has not itself decided what it will do when the report is submitted.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore was definite on one point–that the Arab-Jewish question in Palestine must be solved soon, once and for all.

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