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Britain Holds Direct Approach to Arabs and Israel Impossible

A direct approach by Britain to Israel and the Arab states or through the United Nations to hold a conference looking toward a solution of their conflict is not possible at this moment “in view of the known attitudes of all the governments concerned,” Dr. Ormsby-Gore, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, told Commons today.

Replying to a written request by Laborite Emanuel Shinwell, Mr. Ormsby-Gore also referred to a statement which he made in Parliament last month and in which he commented that some consideration must be given to the United Nations partition plan of 1947 if a Middle East solution is to result.