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Adjournment of London Parley Will Heighten Tension in Palestine Jewish Agency Says

Members of the executive of the Jewish Agency met today to consider the sudden adjournment of the London conference on Palestine. A spokesman said that the postponement came as a complete surprise to the Agency.

The spokesman expressed the opinion that “we are as far from a solution as ever,” and warned that the new delay will tend to increase tension and endanger peace and security. “It is extremely difficult to see how this postponement, this inability to come to grips with the problem, can be welcomed by or be beneficial to anyone.”

The Agency, he stressed, is as anxious as ever to find a solution with the British Government’s cooperation, but looks forward to the next few months with despondency and alarm.

Palestine-wide conferences held today by the Mizrachi and Hashomer Hatzair adopted resolutions against partition. The Hashomer Hatzair also adopted a resolution condemning terrorism.

The Haganah radio “Voice of Israel,” commenting on the adjournment of the London conference, said tonight that the Jewish resistance movement will continue its activities.

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