Arabs Open News Agency in London; Protest Willkie Message
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Arabs Open News Agency in London; Protest Willkie Message

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An Arab news agency, registered as a private company with a capital of $40,000, was formed today in London for the purpose of disseminating news from Palestine and the neighboring Arab countries.

Reuter’s today reports from Cairo that the Arab League has cabled a message to the U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull in which it protested against the pro-Zionist statements sent by Wendell Willkie and Governor Dewey to the Zionist mass meeting held on Balfour Day at Carnegie Hall in New York. The protest emphasized that the League considers that “Palestine belongs to the Arabs alone.”

The London press reports today that representatives of the governments of Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan, Iraq and Egypt decided at a conference in Cairo to establish a Middle East statistical bureau for the purpose of promoting economic advancement in each of these countries.

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