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Israeli-arab Informal Peace Talks Held in Paris; Transjordan and Lebanon Represented

Informal peace talks between Israeli representative and Arab leaders from two Arab League states have teen taking place in Paris, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned unofficially today.

The Jewish state is represented by Eli. Sassoon and Meir Arazi of the Middle Eastern Division of the Israeli Foreign Office. The names of the Lebanese and Trans Jordan negotiators have not been learned.

Existence of the Paris meetings, which until yesterday was top secret, was reported following feelers put out by some Arab leaders who are opposed to continuance of an “armed truce” in Palestine.

(A secret meeting between the Foreign Minister of Trans Jordan, Fawzi Pasha Mulqui, and an Israeli official, described as the head of the Arab Department of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, took place a few days ago in Jericho, a usually reliable diplomatic source disclosed today in London.)

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