U.S. Will Take No Action on Palestine Without Prior Consultation with Britain

As a result of the recent talks between Secretary of State Byrnes and Foreign Secretary Bevin, the United States has agreed not to make any unilateral statements on Palestine without prior consultation with the British Government, it was reported here today.

An informed source said that this did not indicate any change in U.S. policy on Palestine, but was only intended to integrate the activities of both countries on the Holy Land issue.

A resolution calling on the British Government to influence the United Nations to reach a solution of the problem of displaced Jews by their absorption in Palestine and other countries, was adopted here today by the annual meeting of the Anglo-Jewish Fellowship, the British counterpart of the American Council for Judaism.

The resolution stressed that the sufferings of the displaced Jews had led to acts of violence, not in accord with the Jewish tradition, to “illegal traffic in desperate human beings and a deterioration in the relationships between Jews and non-Jews everywhere.” It also appealed to the government to distinguish between political Zionism and Judaism and to refrain from using the term “Jew” in connection with acts of violence “condemned by religious Jews everywhere,” in Parliamentary debates, government reports and White Papers.

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