Palestine Arab Parties to Hold Congress in Jerusalem
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Palestine Arab Parties to Hold Congress in Jerusalem

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Jewish-Arab relations, as well as the policy of the mandatory power in Palestine, may take a new turn as a result of a united Arab public opinion which may be shaped at the Seventh Arab Congress.

The Seventh Arab Congress will be held in Jerusalem during September. The Congress is to consist of 120 delegates representing all the existing Arab parties. The Palestine Arab Executive will be represented by sixty delegates, the National, Peasants and Peoples parties will be represented by sixty delegates.

From the agenda of the Congress it is evident that the assembly of the Palestine Arab parties will discuss the possibility of revising their attitude toward the proposal to form a legislative council in Palestine, a proposal originally rejected by the Arabs. The agenda also includes the question of the Palestine government loan, the possibility of amalgamating all the Arab parties into one and a discussion of the Palestine government land ex-propriation ordinance.

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