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British Decision on Palestine is Not to Be Expected Soon, Nahum Goldmann Says

The British Government is not likely to make any decision on the Palestine question shortly, although responsible British circles are becoming convinced that the present state of affairs cannot continue and that a fundamental solution must be found, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, head of the Washington office of the Jewish Agency, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today prior to returning to the United States.

The postponement of action on the Palestine resolution by the Congressional committees in Washington is no major political blow to the Zionist demands, Dr. Goldmann said. In their consultations in London, the Zionist leaders have achieved unity with regard to the Biltmore Declaration, he added. He said that during his stay in London he conferred with representatives of the British, Soviet and other Allied governments with regard to the rescue of Jews from Europe and that “practical schemes have been evolved with the help of these governments.”