LONDON (Jan. 25)
The Home Office is reported looking into the possibility of whether the Foreign Service Act of 1870, which bars Britons from taking service with foreign powers at war with a county with whom Britain is at peace, can be invoked against former British officers and soldiers who have been recruited for service with Arab forces training for action against the Jews of Palestine.
Meanwhile, the owner of an apartment housing the Arab political mission here has announced that he will refuse to renew its lease since the premises have been ?sed as a recruiting center for volunteers for service in Palestine.
Transjordan Premier Tewfik Pasha Abu el Huda, accompanied by Gen. John A. Glibb Pasha, British commander of the Transjordan Arab Legion, arrived here today to discuss revision of the TransJordan-British treaty and other matters connected with Britain’s scheduled withdrawal from Palestine.
The Foreign Off ice has instituted an inquiry into the sale of 21 worn aircraft to the Jewish Agency by the British Ministry of Supply. It was stated that the Supply Ministry had been instructed not to sell any war surplus to either Jews or Arabs, but the instructions arrived after the sale had been consummated.
Influential members of the Anglo-Jewish Association have approached prominent political figures with the aim of securing government intervention on behalf of the Jewish populations in the Arab states, it was learned today. Further moves will be made in conjunction with the American Jewish Committee and the Alliance Israelite Universelle. The Sephardic community in Britain has contributed funds for this purpose.
The World Federation of Trade Unions has announced that the departure of the mission it planned to send to Palestine has been postponed indefinitely because the British Government has refused to accept responsibility for the mission’s safety.