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King Hussein Wants Sritain’s Help in Pan-arab Union

May 20, 1923
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Great Britain is obliged to help the Arabs in the establishment of a Pan-Arab union, according to an appeal by King Hussein of the Hedjaz, addressed to the Arab communities of Arabia, Mesopotamia, Palestine and Transjordania, and received by the Arab Executive Committee here.

“Under the new treaty concluded between Great Britain and Iraque the British Government has recognized our rights to an Arab allience, and, moreover, is obliged to help us”, declares King Hussein who is said to be a lineal descendent of Mohamed.

The Arab leaders have issued a proclamation incorporating the King’s solemn appeal and calling upon the Arabs to celebrate the day of the signing of the treaty of Iraque as an Arab national holiday.

The Legislative Council, which was to have been elected by the Palestine voters not having been formed, owing largely to Arab opposition, the Palestine Government has decided to reconstitute the Advisory Council appointed by Sir Herbert Samuel soon after his assumption of office of High Commissioner.

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