London (Jul. 1)
The Anglo-Jewish Association today transmitted a memorandum to the U.N. inquiry commitee recommeding that Palestine be partitioned “in a form not necessarily involving the dissolution of all links between the several areas.”
The memorandum emphasized that no settlement of the Palestine issue would be satisfactory unless it included the prompt admission of a “considerable proportion” of displaced Jews and refugees. It expressed the belief that the Morrison plan,. which provides for the federalization of Palestine under a British administration would point the way to a satisfactory solution, if modified along the following lines:
1. More powers should be allocated to the autonomous provinces which would be set up under the Morrison plan.
2. Only a minimun of “reserved subjects” should be left to the central government.
3. The provincial governments should be elected and not appointed.
4. Each of the autonomous provinces should have full control over immigration and settlement within their boundaries.
5. After a transitional period, the provinces are to choose between a federal system, a custom union, or complete separation.
6. The Jewish area should be enlarged on the basis of the Peel Report, with the Negev also to be made available for Jewish colonization.
The memorandum also stipulates that there should be no racial and religious discrimination against persons from any of the autonomous provinces who wish to enter or settle in Jerusalem.