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Visaless Palestine Sailings from French Ports Cancelled Following New Govt. Policy

Clandestine sailings of Jewish refugees for Palestine will be confined to southeast European and Italian ports before long and no sailings will take place from the French coast, well-informed circles reported today.

This decision was taken after organizers of the visaless sailings had learned that British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin had asked the French Foreign Office to take energetic measures to prevent a repetition of the Exodus affair. According to reliable information, the French authorities seem to have changed their previous policy and are taking stern measures to prevent Palestine sailings.