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Paris Jewish Committee Seeks Parley with Arabs on Partition

ARAB PUBLIC OPINION MIGHT BE TURNED IN FAVOR OF ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE IN PALESTINE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, ACCORDING TO A DISPATCH TO THE TIMES OF LONDON FROM PARIS REPORTING EFFORTS TO CONVENE A JEWISH-ARAB ROUND-TABLE.

WHILE PARTITION OF THE HOLY LAND AS RECOMMENDED BY THE BRITISH ROYAL COMMISSION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO THE ARABS, THE TIMES DISPATCH SAID, IT MIGHT BECOME MUCH MORE PALATABLE IF THE PROPOSED JEWISH STATE ENTERED A FEDERAL UNION WITH THE ARAB STATE.

THE STATEMENT BY DR. CHAIM WEIZMANN, PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD ZIONIST ORGANIZATION INTERPRETED AS FAVORING AN ARAB FEDERATION PRODUCED A FAVORABLE IMPRESSION IN ARAB CIRCLES, THE TIMES SAID. THE MOVE FOR A ROUND-TABLE, THE TIMES SAID, IS BEING FOSTERED BY THE COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENSE OF THE RIGHTS OF ISRAELITES OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE, WHICH IS SEEKING TO BRING TOGETHER QUALIFIED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PALESTINE ARABS AND JEWS.

THE COMMITTEE BELIEVES, THE TIMES REPORTED, THAT ARAB CIRCLES WILL AGREE TO SUCH A MEETING ON CONDITION THAT THE JEWISH DELEGATES ARE INVITED PERSONALLY AND NOT AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE JEWISH AGENCY. THIS RESERVATION IS MADE BECAUSE THE ARABS HAVE NEVER RECOGNIZED THE BALFOUR DECLARATION AND THE MANDATE UNDER WHICH THE AGENCY WAS ESTABLISHED.

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