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Jewish Counter-boycott of Arab Goods Forces Lebanon to Ask for Trade Pact

The Palestine Jewish counter-boycott of Arab goods from neighboring states has had so disastrous an effect that the Lebanese Government has sent a special trade envoy to Tel Aviv offering to sell Jewish merchants Lebanese agricultural products at half price, although for political reasons Lebanon cannot call off its boycott of “Zionist” goods.

The Arab press reports today that an Arab counter-proposal to the British “Federalization Plan” for Palestine is still under consideration by the Palestine Arab Higher Committee. The plan is said to include a demand for an independent Arab Government over all of Palestine; no military treaty with Britain; the expulsion to other countries of all Jews who entered Palestine after 1918; and permitting other Jews to remain in Palestine, but without any political status.