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Lord Samuel Urges Israel to Permit Transjordan and Syria to Use Haifa Port Facilities

Lord Samuel, who has just returned from a two-month visit to Israel, declared in a broadcast today that Israel should permit Transjordan and Syria to use the Haifa port facilities since those countries require an outlet to the sea. He also voiced the hope for an improvement in Anglo-Israeli relations.

The first British High Commissioner for Palestine asserted that Jewish hostility to Britain was the result of the White Paper of 1939 on Palestine and events which occurred subsequent to the document’s issuance. Lord Samuel described his impressions of the arrival of refugee vessels in Israel and the transfer of immigrants to special reception centers.