Britain Asked Not to Pressure Israel for Return to 1947 Border

R. N. Carvalho, president of the Anglo-Jewish Association, appealed tonight to the British Government to commit itself at the forthcoming Bagdad Pact meeting to any moves designed to pressure Israel to accept the 1947 United Nations partition plan borders.

At the same time, he said there was urgent need for some sort of consultation in the Middle East to rectify some of the hasty border decisions of the past. He insisted that the UN partition plan was “outmoded, impossible” and bore “no relationship to the situation today. ” He expressed the view that the British public would not permit pressure to be brought on Israel to accept “unreasonable sacrifices” which Western statesmen might be tempted to advocate in an attempt to win the Arabs away from Soviet influence.

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