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Smuts Touched on Weakest Spot of Allied Planning, Says British Paper

Commenting today on the statement concerning the Jewish problem made yesterday in the South African Parliament by Prime Minister Jan Smuts, the diplomatic correspondent of the Manchester Guardian says that Smuts touched on one of the weakest spots of Allied planning.

“That Smuts should point to it (the Jewish question) as he prepares for San Francisco suggests that it is plain to him that the time for silence is long past,” the correspondent says. “The attitude of the great powers to the settlement in the post – war world of those Jewish people who are without countries they can call their own is still to be made known,” he points out, adding “that this problem has not been lessened, but rather aggravated, by neglect.”