Jerusalem (Jul. 18)
The British Government is expected to announce the latter half of next week that it will agree to admit 100,000 displaced Jews into Palestine, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns from highly placed sources.
If at the time of the announcement, the Anglo-American experts who are now conferring have not completed their deliberations, as seems likely, the British will immediately make available 20,000 immigration certificates, to be used in the period before the London talks are concluded.
High Commissioner Sir Alan Cunningham’s forthcoming departure for London, which was announced today, is believed to be connected with the imminent British announcement. While in London he may participate in discussions between Dr. Weizmann and Prime Minister Attlee.
It is learned reliably that Attlee agreed to see Weizmann and discuss the present situation in Palestine only on the following conditions: The Haganah shall cease to be a political force and confine itself to defense against Arab attacks, and in return the imprisoned leaders of the Agency will be released. The British will then agree to the admission of 100,000 Jews, provided that Zionist leaders do not press for a final solution of the Palestine problem at this time.