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Urges Population Exchange Between Israel and Arab States to Solve Arab Refugee Problem

The only solution to the problem of Arab refugees is an exchange of populations, Meir Grossman, head of the economic department of the Jewish Agency and chairman of the World Zionist Revisionist Organization, declared at a press conference here today following his arrival from Israel.

“The refugee Arabs should be resettled in Arab lands and we, in exchange, will resettle in Israel the Jewish population of these Arab states,” he said. “Any other attempt to solve the problem is unrealistic and unworkable. Arab-Jewish relations can be settled by one inspired surgical operation.” He emphasized that “the United States has a sincere friend” in Israel, which is anxious to trade and cooperate with America. He added that the Revisionist Party “has never accepted the U.N. partition decision as final” and that it still considers Transjordan an integral part of Palestine.