JERUSALEM (Jan. 9)
The Syrian Government has refused to conclude a commercial agreement with Belgium in accordance with the Arab League’s decision to boycott any country which voted for partition at the U.N., a Damascus report says.
Meanwhile, it is known that the economic, position of the Arab countries has worsened as a result of the fact that they can no longer sell their products to the Jewish community of Palestine. Negotiations have begun among several Arab states aimed at finding markets among themselves for each other’s products.
The Egyptian newspaper El Ahrem complain that the Arabs have highly exaggerated their own strength, while underestimating That of the Jews. As a result of misleading reports, the paper continues, many Arabs believe nearly all the Jewish settlements and towns have been occupied.
The Palestine Arab press complain today that while yews are still immigrating today that while yews danger. The papers criticize the Arab youth movements, “which should be similar to the Haganah, but instead are becoming more and more inactive.”
Arab sources here claim that 800 commandos they an Iraqian regiment have entered Palestine to begin large-scale operations. The said that the troops will be concentrate in the vicinity of Jerusalem and infiltrate the old city in order to capture the Jewish section.