LONDON (Jun. 21)
A delegation of the Board of Deputies of British Jews today visited the British Foreign Office and asked the British Government to intervene in behalf of Jews arrested in Egypt. The delegation was assured that as soon as conditions brought about by the Arab-Israeli war permitted, the British representative in Egypt would intervene to “safeguard the legal rights of all persons affected.”
At its meeting last night, the Board unanimously adopted a resolution urging the British Government to join the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. in granting recognition to Israel. The resolution also congratulated the Provisional Government of Israel in its successful defense against aggression and deplored the fact that John Glubb Pasha as well as other British officers, were still serving with the Transjordan Arab Legi.
The resolution, which was sent to prime Minister Clement Attlee, expressed the Board’s conviction that Palestine truce talks can take placing Jerusalem under Arab rule can be accepted at the truce talks, the resolution stated.