Menu JTA Search

Arab Rulers Urge Modified State Plan

SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING

The Arab princes have submitted a counter-suggestion to the British Government for modification of the final proposals for a Palestine solution which would make them acceptable to the Arabs, it was learned here today.

It was unofficially stated that the suggestion embraces: (1) A definite ten-year transition period at the end of which the Arabs would not merely be consulted but would decide on establishment of the proposed independent Palestine state; (2) Jewish immigration to Palestine in the next five years to total 60,000 instead of 75,000 as proposed by the British.

Egyptian Ambassador Hassan Nachat Pasha, who was scheduled to return to London yesterday to ascertain the British answer to these suggestions, postponed his departure to today. The British reply is not expected before the middle of this week.

NEXT STORY