Important Negotiations on Palestine Expected in London After Churchill’s Return

Important developments concerning Palestine are expected here after the return of Prime Minister Winston Churchill from his meeting with Roosevelt and Stalin in Teheran, it was predicted here today.

The prediction was made on the basis of negotiations now being carried on by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency, Zionist delegations from Palestine and from the United States will arrive soon to assist Dr. Weizmann in his negotiations, it was revealed by Zionist leaders here.

Meanwhile, it was reported here today that Emir Feisal, the son of King Ibn Saud and foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, who recently visited the United States, may be received by President Roosevelt who is now on route home from Teheran. The place where the Arab leader will meet with Roosevelt was not disclosed.

Zionist leaders here are optimistic concerning Dr. Weizmann’s present negotiations. These negotiations, it was declared today, center around subjects which may determine the post-war status of Palestine.

It was learned here that Jewish Agency leaders in Palestine recently discussed, at a closed session of the Small Zionist Actions Committee, the project to partition Palestine into Arab, Jewish and neutral zones which is reported to have been drawn up in Cairo. Though no further details are available, it is understood that the Actions Committee took a negative attitude towards this or any other partition project.

The Colonial Office has declared that it ” has no knowledge of the alleged partition plan.” Authoritative Jewish circles here told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that “no partition scheme has been suggested by Jewish bodies, nor submitted to Jewish bodies.” It is understood, however, that certain circles in London are aware of the existence of such a project which will apparently not be acceptable to the Zionists.

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