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Convocation of Pan-arab Congress to Follow Talks with Palestine Arabs in Cairo

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The talks between representatives of various Arab countries which are now taking place in Cairo will culminate in the convocation of a pan-Arab congress after the Egyptian premier, Nahas Pasha, concludes his parleys with delegations from Palestine and Lebanon, the Reuter news agency reported today from Cairo.

Leaders of the Jewish Agency here are watching with great interest the developments in Cairo. The fact that the British Foreign Office, which is understood to favor the pan-Arab talks, has not consulted the Jewish Agency here concerning the latter’s reaction to these conferences, which involve the ultimate fate of Palestine, is taken to mean that the Jews may be faced with a situation which will require an even more intensified fight than that against the White Paper.

The opinion of political observers here is that the present talks in Cairo may lead to the re-establishment of a Greater Syria which before World War I consisted of Syria. Lebanon, Palestine and Transjordan. This federation may later form a part of a confederation of the larger Arab countries including Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

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