Attlee Will Make Statement on “king David” Blast Today; Cabinet Meets on Palestine
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Attlee Will Make Statement on “king David” Blast Today; Cabinet Meets on Palestine

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Prime Minister Clement Attlee will report to Commons tomorrow on the destruction today of British military headquarters in Jerusalem.

His statement will be in reply to a demand by a Conservative member of the House that he give a full report of the blasting of the King David Hotel.

The Colonial Office today refused to comment on the explosion. However, a complete report on the present tension is reported to have been given King George today by High Commissioner Sir Alan Cunningham.

The British Cabinet today met to discuss the Palestine problem. Participating in the discussions were high military officials.

At the same time, it was revealed today by a Foreign Office spokesman that no announcement will be made of the results achieved by the joint Anglo-American commission of exports now meeting here on the Palestine issue, until both groups report back to their respective governments.

The government spokesman emphasized that it has not yet been decided when the conference of the Angle-American experts will and. When the American conferees arrived in London about ten days ago, they believed that their work would be completed within three weeks.

An editorial in the Daily Telegraph today, commenting on the report of the Anglo-American Palestine Committee, says that the hope of a united Palestine state that the committee envisioned is proving impossible to fulfill. Discussing the rumored establishment of a federal state in Palestine similar to the one proposed for India, the editorial says it is idle to consider plans that would be welcomed neither by the Arabs nor the “extreme” sections among the Jews.

The newspaper assorted that the first duty of the mandatory government is to restore order in Palestine, and then to arrive at a solution of the problem which is “morally and materially” defensible. It suggests that if there is a choice of evils in arriving at a final solution. the lesser evil must be chosen.

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