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Agreement Between Zionists and Non-zionists in America Likely, Shertok Reports

The present negotiations between Zionist and non-Zionist leaders in America with regard to the presentation of joint demands to the peace conference have produced some results and have shown that an agreement on fundamental questions between the two groups is possible, Moshe Shertok, head of the political department of the Jewish Agency, declared here today at a press conference.

Should no final agreement be reached, the Jewish Agency is determined to present its demands to the peace conference independently, Shertok added. He stated that he does not intend to proceed to the United States and hopes to return to Palestine soon. He revealed that the prospects of the 1,600 Jews interned on the island of Mauritius being returned to Palestine “are now slightly better.”