Washington (Aug. 22)
President Truman qualified his recent statement on Palestine in a conference in the White House yesterday with Rep. Adolph J. Sabath, the latter told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today.
Representative Sabath said that the President assured him of his deep interest in the welfare of the Jewish people and that he was trying to secure fair, just and equitable treatment for them everywhere in the world.
Such fair treatment, when it prevails, the Prosident told Rep. Sabath, might be expected to lessen the pressure for Jewish emigration to Palestine and would make unnecessary the tremendous effort to transport large numbers there.
Rep. Sabath also declared that the President had expressed concern over the trouble in store by reason of Arab opposition to Jewish immigration to Palestine, but, at the same time, he is still trying to enlarge opportunities for immigration there. “The President is working at it both ways,” Sabath said.
Asked whether there had been any Arab communication to the President after his recent statement on Palestine, Rep. Sabath said he did not know, but he assumed that the President knew how the Arabs felt.