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Charles Crane Arrives in Jerusalem

December 24, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Charles Crane, former U. S. Minister to China, and head of a commission sent to Palestine by President Wilson, arrived here today.

In an interview with the representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Mr. Crane stated that he is in Palestine merely as a tourist. His visit has no political character. Mr. Crane stated he is touring the Near East.

On the first day of his arrival, he met the Grand Mufti, spiritual head of the Moslems. Mr. Crane will also be received by the High Commissioner.

Although a friend of the Arab nationalist movement, Mr. Crane stated that he will not interfere in the Jewish Arab relations.

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