Magnes Asks Immigration of 500,000 Jews into Bi-national State in Palestine

A plea for the admission of an additional 500,000 Jews in order to achieve Arab-Jewish parity in Palestine, with equality of political rights and duties in a bi-national state, was issued today by Dr. J. L. Magnes, leading Jewish advocate of a Palestine Arab-Jewish state within a Levent Federation.

The inclusion of Palestine in a federation which has a population of five million Arabs would invalidate the Palestine Arabs’ fear of being swamped by Jews, and might induce other countries of the Federation to admit Jewish immigrants, Dr. Magnes stated.

Meanwhile, it was learned here today that Premier Nuri as-Said of Iraq, who is now in Palestine for medical treatment, is attempting to bring about a united front among the Arabs in Palestine. He conferred over the weekend with leaders of various Palestine Arab groups as well as with Emir Abdullah of Transjordan. His anxiety to see Palestine Arabs unified is believed motivated by the fact that such unity is a prerequisite to their participation in the projected Pan-Arab Federation.

The expected arrival in Cairo from London of Lord Moyne who has just been appointed resident Minister in the Middle East, will mark the beginning of intensive efforts to arrive at some definite solution of the Palestine problem according to reports from the Egyptian capital. Another report from Cairo states that there is strong belief there that the terms of the White Paper will be enforced, with some modifications regarding Jewish immigration.

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