867N.01/836a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Geneva ( Everett )

124. The Department would appreciate any information which you can obtain discreetly as to accuracy of statements in Streit’s article [Page 901] on Palestine in today’s New York Times in which Ormsby-Gore is reported to have said that his Government agreed that it was necessary under the terms of the American-British Palestine Mandate Convention of 1924 “to get Washington’s consent for any changes in the mandate” and that the British hope was that if the League and the United States would agree with Britain on some solution the authority thus obtained would bring both Jews and Arabs around to the plan.