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Palestine Issue May Be Referred to United Nations Under Truman-attlee Pact

Although there was no official confirmation here today of the report that the British and American Governments had reached an agreement on Palestine, after an exchange of correspondence between Prime Minister Attlee and President Truman, reliable quarters said that there were good hopes that such an agreement would be consummated.

The political correspondent of Reuters says today that Attlee is likely to report that a substantial advance in Anglo-American cooperation on Palestine has been achieved, when he makes his expected statement in the House of Commons shortly. He says that although details of the Truman-Attlee negotiations have not been disclosed, there still remains the possibility the two might agree to refer the entire Palestine problem to the United Nations.

The Daily Telegraph reports today that Abdul Rahman Azzam Bey, Secretary- general of the Arab League, has cancelled his projected visit to the United States and is leaving tomorrow for Cairo. He will call a meeting of the league on Monday, the Telegraph says, to report on his discussions with Attlee and Foreign Minister Bevin.

Zionist circles today disclosed that immediately after his visit to America, which is expected to take place next month, Dr. Chaim Weizmann will return to Palestine and devote all his time to the Sieff Institute at Rehovoth.

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