Washington Officials Seek to Avoid Influence of Pro-zionist Groups

Three main factors are giving impetus to the movement which is developing within the State Department and the Cabinet for securing ## bi-partisan policy on Palestine, James Reston, diplomatic correspondent of the ##. Times, said today in a report from Washington.

The first factor, he stated, is “the conviction widely held at the State and defense Departments, that President Truman’s decision to support to partition of Palestine was influenced by the political Strength of pro-Zionist organizations. A second factor, especially strong at the service departments, is the growing concern ##er America’s oil resources in the Near and Middle East, dominated by the Arab ##sts to induce the government to send United States troops to Palestine to assist an implementing the United Nations partition plan.

“Probably the Main consideration in the minds of those urging a bi-partisan encroach to the Palestine problem, however, is the feeling that, unless an understanding is reached between the two major political parties on this question, especially in a Presidential campaign year, there will be constant political pressure on the government to keep pressing for partition and to support the Palestine Government the latter does attain political independence,” the Times said.

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