LONDON (May. 16)
United States Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy was understood today to have made representations to the British Government regarding the Palestine policy. Mr. Kennedy, in an interview with Dr. Chaim Weizman, was understood to have given assurances that the American attitude toward the Palestine question had been properly presented and denied rumors that the intervention had been lukewarm.
Zionist circles predicted that the White Paper would be “a little worse than” the final proposals at the London conference on Palestine. They anticipated a declaration that the British obligations to the Jews had been discharged and elimination of the principle that Jewish consent was necessary for terminating the transition between the present status and statehood. It was also expected that the White Paper would be more specific about appointment of Arab ministers in the Palestine Government during the transition.
Colonial Secretary Malcolm MacDonald was reliably reported to have denied, in an interview with Prof. Selig Brodetsky, that any deal was made with the Arab states neighboring Palestine whereby the policy was modified to meet their objections as a condition of their acceptance in advance.