58 High Commission in London to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 3948 (extract), LONDON, 5 November 1948

SECRET

3. PALESTINE:

Secretary of State emphasised gravity of situation in Palestine and possibility of Jews proceeding to further attacks on Jerusalem area or even attempting seizure of Palestine. United Kingdom Government was under considerable pressure to assist Arabs under terms of treaty with Transjordan and stage might be reached where United Kingdom might have to consider lifting of arms embargo.

[AA : A1838, 852/10/11, I]