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Fate of Cyprus Internees Depends on U.N. Palestine Decision, Colonial Secretary Says

May 9, 1947
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The fate of the visaless Jewish immigrants interned on Cyprus who do not enter Palestine under the monthly quota of 750 will depend to a large extent on the United Nations decision on Palestine’s future, Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech-Jones declared today in the House of Commons.

A Foreign Office spokesman, commenting on the Anglo-French talks on checking visaless Jewish emigration from Europe, which are scheduled to open in Paris Monday, expressed confidence today that France would accede to all the British demands. He also declared that the results of the parley would be kept secret since disclosure would negate their effectiveness.

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