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British Govt. Resumes Exchange of Views on Palestine with Jewish Agency Leaders

Colonial Secretary George Hall today received Dr. Chaim Weizmann and other members of the Jewish Agency executive for a further exchange of views on the Palestine issue.

Special consideration was given to stops to reduce the state of tension in Palestine, it was officially announced by the Colonial Office following conclusion of the meeting. It is understood that the members of the Agency submitted to Hall various proposals for the alleviation of the unrest in Palestine. A further meeting will be hold next week.

The London Times points out that cooperation between the British Government and the Jewish Agency, even for the purpose of the forthcoming resumption of the conference on Palestine, would relax the tension in Palestine and assist the Haganah’s efforts to deprive the Jewish extremist groups of support from the community.

Commenting on the proposal submitted by the Arab States to the British Government, that Palestine be made an independent Arab state within two years, with Jews remaining a permanent minority but enjoying equal rights, the London Times says: “The plan is excellent in theory, but suffers from the practical defect of minimizing Jewish needs.” The Manchester Guardian says that the Arab plan will be rejected by all sections of Jewish opinion.

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