LONDON (Jun. 25)
Reports that the Royal Commission on Palestine had made eleventh-hour changes in its findings to appease the Jews aroused speculation today over the possibility that the United States Government had interceded with Great Britain.
The Daily Star discussed what effects appeals of the American Jews to Washington regarding the forthcoming announcement of the new British policy on the Holy Land had exercised in influencing the British Government.
“Washington has no legal grounds for intervening officially,” the Star said, “but President Roosevelt, in an unofficial capacity, might recall the assurances given to the American delegates to the Peace Conference about the opening up of the Palestine area to Jewish immigrants.”
The changes in the findings, according to the Star, are embodied in the partition plans. In the north of Palestine, a large area will be set aside for the contemplated independent Jewish State, the report said, and Jerusalem and the neighboring holy places will not be completely separated from the Jewish State, as originally intended.