Transjordan Cabinet Fears Country May Be Opened to Jewish Immigration

One of the motives behind the recent demand of the Transjordan cabinet for abrogation of the British mandate is the fear that as long as Transjordan is a mandated territory conjointly with Palestine, the mandatory power might reverse its present policy of barring Jewish immigration to Transjordan and open the territory to Jewish settlement, it was pointed out here today.

At the same time, it was learned here that the Syrian government has addressed itself to all Arab states asking them to join in sending a delegation to London to lay the Arab post-war claims before Allied leaders. The memorandum which was drawn up by Jamil Mardam Bey, Syrian Foreign Minister, referred to the possibility of a visit by President Roosevelt to London soon, and pointed out that important decisions may be taken during the visit.

The memorandum proposed that a delegation composed of Prime Ministers or Foreign Ministers of the Arab countries should proceed to London in the near future to take advantage of the opportunity and present their case to the leaders of the United Nations, particularly to President Roosevelt. It expressed concern over the fact that Prime Minister Churchill, in his speech on British foreign policy which he delivered in the House of Commons on May 24, made no reference to the Arab world although he reviewed extensively the Mediterranean situation.

Syrian leaders, the memorandum said, know of discussions held between British and American diplomatic representatives, including Major-Gen, Patrick Hurley. The British and the Americans see eye to eye with regard to their policy toward the Arab world, with the exception of Palestine, the memorandum states.

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