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Arab-jewish Peace Talks Will Start Next Week in Rhodes, U.N. Mediator Announces

After an all-day conference in Cairo with the political committee of the Arab League, Count Folke Bernadotte, U.N. mediator for Palestine, informed the Secretariat here that the work of mediation and negotiation between Arabs and Jews will begin next week on the Greek island of Rhodes.

To facilitate the task of maintaining liaison and negotiating for the seven Arab countries, the League has established a sub-committee of four, which consists of the Prime Ministers of Egypt, Transjordan, and Lebanon in addition to Abdul Rahman-Azzam Pasha, secretary-general of the League. Bernadotte also announced that a group of four subordinate Arab officials–two of them Palestinians–would go to Rhodes with the mediation staff. He added that a similar group would be sent by the Provisional Government of Israel.

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