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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1943. The Near East and Africa
(1943)

Palestine,   pp. 747-829 PDF (30.5 MB)


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PALESTINE
ATTITUDE OF THE UNITED STATES TOWARD THE ARAB-ZIONIST
CONTROVERSY CONCERNING THE FUTURE STATUS OF PALESTINE
AND THE QUESTION OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION INTO PALESTINE'
867N.00/611: Telegram
       The Minister in Egypt (Kirk) to the Secretary of State
                                  CAIRO, January 11, 1943-11 a. m.
                                            [Received 5: 53 p. m.]
  61. Personal for the Secretary and Under Secretary.2 Prince Mo-
hammed Ali, heir to the Egyptian throne, has called me to say that he
and leaders in the Arab world have lately been disturbed by the utter-
ances from the United States which have placed emphasis on the Jew-
ish aspect of the Palestinian problem to the exclusion of the Arab view-
point. His Royal Highness added that there was no intention to
deny or ignore Jewish rights or aspirations but he hoped that equal
consideration was being given to the Arab angle of this problem.
  I understand that the Prime Minister of Iraq3 had the intention
of approaching you in the foregoing sense and accordingly I submit
the Prince's views in the premises.
  Repeated to Jerusalem and Baghdad.
                                                            KIRK
867N.00/612: Telegram
       The Minister in Egypt (Kirk) to the Secretary of State
                                   CAIRO, January 23,1943-9 a. m.
                                           [Received 10: 23 p. m.]
  153. For the Under Secretary from Lt. Colonel Hoskins:'
  1. In accordance your suggestion am cabling you direct on one
situation in this area that, unless some action is taken, may soon become
serious. In venturing any comments on the complicated Arab-Jewish
problem I realize I am moving into deep waters where you may prefer
  1For previous correspondence concerning this subject, see Foreign Relatiom,
1942, vol. iv, pp. 538 if.
  2Sumner Welles.
  3Nuri as-Said.
  'Lt. Col. Harold B. Hoskins; for correspondence regarding the dispatch
of
the Hoskins Mission to the countries of the Near East, see Foreign Relations,
1942, vol. Iv, pp. 24 ff.
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