Menu JTA Search

Arab League Parley Opens in Casablanca; Disagreement on Palestine Arabs

Discussion on Palestine and the Arab refugee question is not expected to reach more than a theoretical conclusion at the 32nd session of the Arab League Council which was opened here today by Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco in the absence of his father King Mohammed who is ill.

In effect, disagreement is continuing here between Lebanon and Jordan on the question of the Palestine Arabs. Lebanon has proposed the creation of a “provisional Palestinian government” while Jordan considers this untenable and in violation of her “constitution and sovereignty,” as stated by Prime Minister Majali.

Neither Tunisia nor Iraq are participating in the conference here although it had been hoped to the very end that Tunisia would change its mind.