LONDON (May. 21)
Security police and customs officials at southern airfields were instructed today to be on the lookout for planes allegedly leaving Britain for Europe but which are actually en route to Palestine to be used by the Israelis or the Arabs. The order grew out of the discovery that several aircraft at an airfield near London had been tampered with.
Meanwhile, reports that the British have received assurances from King Abdullah that his forces will not cross the U.N. partition-allotted territory of the Jewish state if the Israelis remain in their own territory were denied here by the foreign Office. A spokesman for the Foreign Office also denied reports that Britain has a new plan for settling the Palestine war on the basis of a Jewish state reduced in size from its present 5,500 square miles.
Asked by newsmen if the British Government will intervene in Arab states for the protection of Jews residing in those countries, as was requested this week by the British section of the World Jewish Congress, he replied that he was unaware of any action which had been taken in the matter.