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“temporary” Control of Haifa May Have Egyptian Meaning

POINTING OUT THAT GREAT BRITAIN WILL “KEEP HER IMPERIAL FINGER IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN” DESPITE THE PROPOSED PARTITION OF THE HOLY LAND, FERDINAND KUHN JR., LONDON CORRESPONDENT OF THE NEW YORK TIMES, INDICATES IN A DISPATCH TODAY THAT PROPOSED BRITISH CONTROL OF HAIFA MAY NOT BE QUITE AS “TEMPORARY” AS THE ROYAL COMMISSION’S PROPOSAL INTIMATE.

“SHE WILL KEEP THE ALL-IMPORTANT NAVAL BASE AND PIPELINE TERMINUS AT HAIFA,” HE WRITES, “‘TEMPORARILY’ UNDER HER CONTROL–AND ‘TEMPORARILY’ IS A WORD WHICH IN THE CASE OF THE BRITISH OCCUPATION OF EGYPT WAS STRETCHED OVER HALF A CENTURY.”

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