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Jewish Government to Meet with Zionist Leaders; One-day Parliamentary Debate Due

There has been no contact between leaders of the Jewish Agency and the British Government since Colonial Secretary George Hall handed (##) Bevin statement in Palestine to David Ben-Gurion and Keshe Shertok yesterday, but an early meeting is being arranged, it was reported today by authoritative British (##).

The some sources stated that the Government is expected to announce the names of the British members of the Anglo-American inquiry committee on Palestine before a one-day debate on the Palestine issue takes place in Parliament next week. “It is untervited that there will be some unorthodox surprises among the persons chosen on the British side,” they said. There was no indication today as to whether an American or Briton will be the first to fill the committee’s retating chairmanship. Efforts will be made to keep the committee within a reasomeble size, and to avoid personalities who have been strongly identified with either the Jewish or Arab viewpoint, it was reported.

Meanwhile the Daily Herald, Labor Party paper, published an editorial today expressing disappointment with Ben-Gurion’s criticism of Bevin’s statement. The editorial says that the attitude of the Palestine Labor leader is “(##) disappointing (##) time when the prospects of humen progress so clearly depend upon renunciation of nationalistic pride and the discovery of new pride in international cooperation.”

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