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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1947. The Near East and Africa
(1947)

Palestine,   pp. 999-1328 PDF (126.4 MB)


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PALESTINE
INVOLVEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE ARAB-ZIONIST
  CONTROVERSY CONCERNING THE FUTURE STATUS OF PALESTINE;'
  THE ISSUE AT THE UNITED NATIONS
867N.01/1-647: Telegram
     The Ambassador in Egypt (Tuck) to the Secretary of State
RESTRMCTED                          CAIRO, January 6, 1947-2 p. m.
   13. Arab League meeting yesterday, Lebanese Premier al-Solh,
Nokrashy Pasha,2 Yussef Yassin,8 and representatives Iraq, Syria,
and Trans-Jordan decided each state should send delegations to Pales-
tine Conference) London.4 Azzam Pasha 5 informed Ireland 6 he does
not expect to attend giving poor health as reason.
  League has addressed note to British Government requesting it
invite Arab Higher Committee to send Delegation to London for Con-
ference. Noie attaches importance to such representation in belief it
will pave way to results desired by all concerned."
   Note also despatched requesting British to restore civil rights to
Amin al-Husseini 8 and to grant him permission to return to Palestine.
   Sent by pouch to Arab capitals. Repeated to London.
                                                               TUCK
  Continued from Foreign Relations, 1946, vol. vii, pp. 576-737.
  2 The Egyptian Prime Minister.
  'The Saudi Arabian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.
  ' Telegram 10, January 8, from Damascus, reported that on January 6, Syrian
Prime Minister Jamil Mardam issued a statement to the press in which he out-
lined the three principles governing Arab participation in the Palestine
confer-
ence: rejection of partition; rejection of a Jewish state; and refusal to
sit with
the Jews at the conference table (867N.01/1-847).
  >Abdul Rahman Azzam, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States.
  ' PhiipW. Ireland, Attach6 atthe Embassy in Egypt.
  SAccordingto telegrams 210, January 11, and 264, January 14, from London,
the British Government invited the Arab Higher Committee to send a delegation
to the Palestine conference. The invitation -was accepted. (867N.01/1-1147,
1-1447)
  8The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
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