Palestine Arabs Asked by High Commissioner to Agree to Admission of 1,500 Jews Monthly

High Commissioner Sir Alan Cunningham has asked members of the Palestine Higher Arab Committee, with which he met yesterday, to agree to further Jewish immigration into Palestine and other Arab countries, including the admission to the Arab states and Palestine of the 100,000 Jews for whom President Truman requested entry to Palestine, it was reported here today.

According to this report, the High Commissioner asked that as far as Palestine itself is concerned, 1,500 Jews be admitted monthly for the four-month period during which the Anglo-American inquiry committee will meet. A meeting of the Higher Committee will be held here on Wednesday to discuss the proposal.

(British official circles in Washington today said they believed that the British Government has sent a note to the Arab Middle East states, asking them not to oppose the admission of 1,500 Jews, each month, to Palestine, as a humanitarian step.)

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