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King Abduliah Lashes out at Arab League for Hambering Peace Talks with Israel

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King Abdullah of Transjordan today lashed out in open defiance of the Arab League for hampering his negotiations with Israel which may lead to the resumption of a normal life for Arabs affected by the war.

Reminding the Arab League of its promise two years ago “to massacre all the Jews of Palestine,” the Transjordan radio sarcastically pointed out today that not only was the Arab League unable to carry out this “promise,” out that in fact, the League was unable to prevent the emergence of the State of Israel.

“The Arab League has done nothing but bring misery to the Arabs,” the Transjordan radio, which is controlled by King Abdullah, said. “The only future of the Arabs lies in the achievement of a final settlement of the Palestine problem,” it emphasized.

The Israel Government announced that its Ministry of Education has opened special training courses for 53 Arab teachers, including 20 women. The group will be trained for teaching in Arab schools in Israel.

A joint Israel-Transjordan committee met in Jerusalem yesterday to discuss the case of Arab refugees who wish to be reunited with their families in Israel. At the same time, the mixed armistice commission yesterday arranged for the sending of Passover food to the Jewish police on Mount Scopus who are guarding the buildings of the Hebrew University and the Hadassah Hospital which are situated in Transjordan-held territory.

A disput arcse at the mixed commission over Transjordan charges that Israel is digging and preparing for construction of buildings in the neutralized Government House zone of Jerusalem. The commission rejected one Arab complaint on this score, but by a majority vote of the Transjordan delegates and the U.N. chairman, agreed to investigate new charges of a similar nature.

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