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Arab Conference in Cairo May Consent to Limited Jewish Immigration into Palestine

Although the Palestine question is not officially on the agenda of the conference of Arab statesmen which opened here yesterday to discuss plans for the creation of a federation of Arab countries, it was indicated here today that the question of Arab-Jewish relations may be taken up.

It was stated in Arab circles that a “goodwill gesture” may be made to the Jews by offering them a plan under which the Arabs will consent to continued Jewish immigration into Palestine under a quota guaranteeing that Jews will not exceed one-third of the Palestine population and will remain a permanent minority. This plan, it was hinted, will be discussed by the high government officials of Egypt. Iraq, Syria, Transjordan and Saudi-Arabia, participating in the conference. Mussa el Alami, a representative of Palestine Arabs, is attending as an observer.