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Jewish Agency Leaders Meet with Colonial Secretary on Increased Palestine Immigration

Six members of the Jewish Agency executive today met with Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech Jones and presented him with proposals for an increase in Jewish immigration to Palestine during the period before the Palestine issue is taken up by the United Nations.

It is understood that the Colonial Secretary promised to forward the proposals to the Cabinet, and that another meeting between him and the leaders of the Jewish Agency will follow.

Today’s meeting took place after a closed session of representatives of the Jewish Agency, Board of Deputies of British Jews, Anglo-Jewish Association and Agudas Israel at which it was agreed that all these bodies should submit joint suggestions to the government on the questions of immigration and land purchase in Palestine during the interim period.

The British Government and Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin were roundly criticized by the majority of the London press today for waiting so long to submit the Palestine issue to the United Nations and for the announcement yesterday that Britain would make no recommendations to the U.N. for a solution of the problem.