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Jewish Agency Has Not Received Any Indication Britain Plans to Act Soon on Palestine

Jewish Agency circles have received no intimation that a decision on Palestine is imminent, although they hope that the Agency’s strong representations in recent weeks stressing the urgency of the problem will result in the speeding up of plans for its solution, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today.

It is understood that the Agency representatives confined themselves to presenting the demands formulated at the World Zionist Conference when they saw Colonial Minister George Hall a short time ago. They did not have an opportunity to discuss with him ways of implementing these demands, the JTA informant said. The reports of alleged government proposals concerning Palestine’s future status, such as partition, which have appeared in the press recently are purely speculative, he stressed.

The Ankara radio today confirmed a report that Britain is building large airfields in Palestine with the intention of transferring its air forces now based in Irag, Egypt and Persia, thus making Palestine the center of British security for the entire Middle East.

The Cairo radio today reported that a meeting of the Arab Party in Palestine has adopted a resolution demanding the return of the ex-Mufti and other exiled Arab leaders to Palestine. The meeting also passed a resolution requesting that Palestine remain closed to Jewish immigration, and decided to send delegations to all neighboring Arab countries to mobilize the support of those governments for the Palestine Arabs.

The Paris radio reports today, in an Arabic broadcast, that Tufik el Suidi, president of the economic committee of the Arab League, has visited the El Ramlah region of southern Palestine, where he delivered an address promising that the League will support the demands of the Palestine Arabs, and appealed to the Arab population to modernize its economy. He also visited Jaffa, where he was welcomed by the mayor, and pointed out that the Palestine Arabs are the first line of defense of the whole Arab world.

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