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Agency Refutes Egypt’s Assertion on Promises to Arabs

THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR PALESTINE EXPRESSED ASTONISHMENT TODAY OVER THE DECLARATION OF EGYPT’S FOREIGN MINISTER, BEFORE THE ASSEMBLY THAT PALESTINE HAD BEEN PROMISED TO THE ARABS BY SIR HENRY MACMAHON, FORMER BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR EGYPT.

THE CLAIM IS CONTRADICTED BY THE STATEMENTS OF FIVE SUCCESSIVE BRITISH GOVERNMENTS AND SIR HENRY HIMSELF, THE JEWISH AGENCY SAID IN A STATEMENT.

THE AGENCY POINTED TO STATEMENTS BY THE LEAGUE MANDATES COMMISSION THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH NATIONAL HOME IN PALESTINE WAS A METHOD OF FINAL JUSTICE, AND THAT THE COLLECTIVE SUFFERINGS OF THE ARABS ON ONE HAND AND THE JEWS ON THE OTHER WERE NOT COMPARABLE.

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