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Change in White Paper Policy Looms with British Cabinet Change

The Cabinet reconstruction will have a marked effect on the British Government’s Palestine policy, it was believed today . The Government hitherto has been committed to the White Paper of 1939, which calls for eventual establishment of an independent Palestine state with the Jews as a one-third minorite.

Reasons for the expected change in policy are Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s past opposition to the White Paper, the inclusion in the new Government of Laborites, Liberals and Conservative elements such as the pro-Zionist ex-Colonial Secretary Leopold A. Amery, and the expected departure from the Colonial Office of Malcolm Macdonald.

Because of the political situation, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, has postponed his scheduled departure for New York, it was leaned, but he has not abandoned plans for the trip entirely.