London (Apr. 24)
Well-informed circles here, who are in a position to know the details of the report submitted by the Anglo-American inquiry committee, said today that it constitutes a complete reversal of the White Paper, against which Jews throughout the world have been fighting since its issuances in 1939.
These circles revealed that the report not only recommends the admission of 100,000 Jews to Palestine, but also urges lifting of the restrictions on land purchases by Jews.
The Foreign Office today indicated that the report will be made public “within four days.” A spokesman said that consultations are now going on between London and Washington to decide on the exact date of publication.
Authoritative sources told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that there is no basis to the report published in the Manchester Guardian that the British Government asked the United States to withhold publication of the report. They said that the British are now making an effort to coordinate arrangements for simultaneous publication of the report in England and in the United States, adding that its publication requires considerable preparation in view of its length and the large number of maps and graphs which it contains.
The report of the inquiry committee has already reached the Palestine Government, it was learned here. It will be published in Palestine on the same day it appears in London and in Washington.
(White House spokesman today told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that no decision has been reached on the release date of the report.)