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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
26 September 1947
Press Division
Lake Success, Nassau County, New York

Ad Hoc Committee on Palestinian Question
2nd Meeting
Press Release GA/PAL/2
26 September 1947
Will Not Implement Policy
Unacceptable by Both Arabs and Jews

The Committee this morning heard a statement from Mr. Arthur Creech-Jones, Representative of the United Kingdom, who declared that the United Kingdom Government agrees with the twelve general recommendations of the Report of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, but that if the Assembly should recommend a policy which is not acceptable to both Jews and Arabs, the United Kingdom Government would not feel able to implement it.

Mr. Creech-Jones added that in the absence of a settlement, the United Kingdom Government will plan for an early withdrawal of British forces and of the British Administration from Palestine.

The Committee then heard Mr. Emil Sandstrom, Chairman of the United Nations Special committee on Palestine, who explained the impossibility of finding a solution acceptable to all parties and the necessity of reaching a compromise on the Palestinian problem.

(A chronological account of the meeting is given in
Takes #1 and #2 which follow this summary.)

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