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Secretary Marshall to Meet with Bevin in London on Palestine Implementation

December 3, 1947
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Secretary of State Marshall, who is now attending the Conference of Foreign Ministers here, will meet this week with Foreign Secretary ##est Bevin on the Palestine question, it was learned today.

It is understood that Secretary Marshall will seek to convince Bevin of the nesessity of active British participation in the implementation of the U.N. partition desision. A statement on Palestine is expected to be made by Bevin in the House of demons on Thursday.

Leaders of the Jewish Agency are scheduled to meet this week with representatives of the British Government in order to discuss the political, financial and military problems arising out of the United Nations decision. The government has established an inter-departmental office to deal with these problems.

The results of the talks between the Jewish Agency and the British Government will be reported to a full meeting of the Jewish Agency executive on Dec. 24 and inter to the meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee which is to open in Jerusalem on Dec. 28. The Actions Committee will discuss, among other things, the possible reinstruction of the Jewish Agency to serve as a liaison body between the Jewish State and the Jews outside of Palestine.

Richard S. Grossman, Labor M.P. and former member of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine, last night called on the British Government to loyably accept the U.N. decision on partition and “abandon futile efforts to destroy Britain’s only ally, the only Socialist community, in the Middle East.” He spoke to 2,000 persons packed into Kingsway Hall at a victory celebration arranged by the local Zionist Federation.

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