Emir Abdullah Reported Willing to Admit 150,000 Jews to Transjordan

An offer to admit 150,000 Jews into Transjordan provided the country is merged with the western part of Palestine has been made by Emir Abdullah, ruler of Transjordan, who is now here negotiating for independence of his country; it was stated in diplomatic circles today.

(Reliable sources in Jerusalem told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that soldiers of the Polish Second Corps in Italy–commanded by Gen. Wladyslaw Anders–who do not wish to be repatriated, will be transferred to Transjordan for colonization there.)

It was indicated that Emir Abdullah’s offer was made to Moshe Shertok, head of the political department of the Jewish Agency, when the two conferred in Palestine prior to the Emir’s departure for London. The meeting between the Arab ruler and the Jewish leader is reported here to have taken place at the suggestion of British officials. It is understood that the Emir is interested in preventing Jewish opposition to Transjordan independence.

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