Jerusalem (Dec. 13)
Representatives of the Palestine Arab Higher Committee late yesterday called on United States Consul-General Lowell C. Pinkerton and informed him that representatives of Palestine Arabs will testify before the Anglo-American Inquiry Committee.
It is learned here, in fact, that intensive preparations for appearance before the committee are already under way, and the necessary materials are being collected and prepared for submission. It is also learned that the various Arab governments will testify if they are asked to do so.
In Cairo, three delegates from Palestine participated for the first time in the deliberations of the council of the Arab League. Accoding to a communique issued there, “practical steps were taken at the meeting to organize, on a rational basis, propaganda for the Arab cause throughout the world, and to prevent the acquisition by Jews of any more Arab-owned land in Palestine.”
Meanwhile, the disclosure that the delegate from Transjordan participated in the Arab League’s vote to boycott Jewish goods from Palestine has aroused considerable puzzlement here. Under the joint mandate for Palestine and Transjordan, the latter has no right to act on such matters without prior consultation with Britain.