867N.01/774: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Bingham ) to the Secretary of State

456. I saw the Foreign Minister by appointment this morning to deliver to him your 281, July 7, 10 a.m., and took advantage of the occasion to outline to him at some length American interest in the whole Palestine problem. I stressed not only the concern of my Government in the matter but likewise that of the American people. Eden said your message would have every consideration and assured [Page 893] me that in all Cabinet discussions in connection with the Government’s policy on the question of Palestine the attitude of the American Government and that great body of public opinion which is concerned therein was very much in their minds. He also asked me to realize the difficulties of the situation and that every endeavor was being made by the British Government to find an equitable solution among the many factors that must necessarily enter into consideration.