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League Studied British Plan for Annexation of Palestine Arab State by Abdullah

December 29, 1947
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Nuri Pasha es-Said, ex-Premier of Iraq and ##w President of the Iraq Senate, submitted to the recent meeting of Arab state ##emiers a plan worked out by British officials providing for the annexation by King ##dullah of Transjordan of the projected Arab part of Palestine, to be set up under ##ited Nations auspices as a separate state, it was learned here.The Arab part of Palestine, under the British plan, would then be used as a British advance base in the Middle East. It would be linked to Britain by the new ##reaty embracing Iraq, Transjordan and Egypt. The project would automatically eliminate the Mufti and the Arab Executive from the picture since King Abdullah would not allow opposition in his sphere.

Nuri Pasha’s plan, however, met with vigorous resistance from Abdul Rahman ##zzam Pasha, secretary general of the Arab League, out of fear that the new combination would undermine Arab unity.

The British Foreign Office, it is alleged, confirmed reports that Britain would soon enter treaty negotiations with Egypt, Iraq and Transjordan to “streamline and consolidate her policy throughout the Middle East.”

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