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Unity Congress Votes Support for Palestine Arabs; Will Establish “arab Land Fund”

October 9, 1944
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Palestine is “one of the most important elements among the Arab countries” and, therefore, “Arab rights there cannot be touched without endangering the stability of the Arab world,” it is stated in a resolution adopted by the pan-Arab unity conference, which concluded last night.

Announcing that the conference had decided on the formation of a “League of Arab Nations,” an official communique said that a special decision had been adopted pledging the full support of all the participating nations for Arab aspirations in Palestine. It added that the delegates also decided on the formation of a “fund to Have Arab land in Palestine” and had referred this proposal to the finance committee the conference for further study.

The communique also stated that Britain has “undertaken to stop further Jewish emigration and safeguard Arab lands in Palestine” and that continuance of this policy will lead to peace and stability. Although they sympathize with the plight of the persecuted Jews of Europe, the Arab countries feel that the problem of these Jews and Zionism must be separated, the communique asserted, Aiding the Jews of Europe by injustice to the Arabs would only create an even greater problem, it added.

The various Arab leaders who attended the conference told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent that they felt it had been successful beyond their expectations. Tewfik Aboul Hoda, premier of Transjordan, stated that the fund to save Arab and was “a great idea,” while the Iranian Premier Hamid Gabagi said that great results can be anticipated from the decision of all Arab states to defend Arab rights Palestine.

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