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Agency Will Not Discuss Palestine with Britain or U.S. Until 100,000 Jews Admitted

The Jewish Agency will refuse to discuss any aspects of the Palestine problem with either the British or American Governments until the inquiry committee’s recommendation that 100,000 Jews be admitted is carried out, the Agency has informed the Foreign Office. This was made clear in a section of the statement submitted by the Agency yesterday in reply to invitations from the U.S. and British Governments.

“What has happened since the publication of the committee’s report,” the Agency said, “has given rise to serious misgivings and perturbation among the Jews in Palestine and throughout the world, who see cause for grave concern in the hesitation and delay shown in implementing the committee’s positive recommendations. The fact that Jews are still confined to displaced persons camps a year after Germany’s defeat and the continuing deterioration of the position of the Jews in Europe, makes such procrastination indefensible.” (The first section of the Jewish Agency’s statement was published in yesterday’s Bulletin.)