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British Censorship in Palestine Delays Publication of Vice-president Wallace’s Speech

Following its policy of suppressing news from the United States favorable to the Jews of Palestine, the British censorship here did not permit publication until today of the brief speech by Vice-President Wallace delivered exactly a week ago at the dinner of the American-Palestine Committee in Washington.

Although Vice-President Wallace carefully omitted mentioning the word “Palestine” in his speech, censorship here prevented the press from carrying any quotations from the general statement which the Vice-President made with regard to the possibilities of developing the Jordan Valley, in which he expressed his belief that the Jews would be able to live with the Arab people to their mutual benefit.

The suppression of Wallace’s remarks on Palestine follows the action by British censorship here in regard to President Roosevelt’s statement on the White Paper, which was not permitted to be published here until the press from Egypt carrying the statement reached this country. The Hebrew newspaper Haboker, in lauding the Vice-President’s statement, today points out that Palestine is no obstacle to Arab unity as some Arab politicians assert and emphasizes that the Jews are the only factor in the Middle East “whose cooperation does not involve political dependence.”

Emir Abdullah, Arab ruler of Transjordan, arrived in Haifa today and was given a reception by the Arab Legion Club, attended by British officials. In his speech he urged the Palestine Arabs to be united “in order to achieve their desired goal” and promised that he personally would help them in this direction.

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