867N.01/1121: Telegram

The Consul General at Jerusalem (Wadsworth) to the Secretary of State

Supplementing my August 8, noon. Department will have noted from press cables that High Commissioner’s yesterday evening broadcast was simple reiteration good counsel and appeal for moderation. No new policy for dealings with terrorism is announced or implied. [Page 942] Coming as it did on morrow of Secretary of State’s dramatic secret visit more positive announcement was expected. Jewish circles especially voice disappointment.

Acting Chief Secretary explains confidentially there is no connection between broadcast and visit and that speech had been prepared prior to visit primarily to cap departure of Partition Commission and reaffirm publicly need for patience pending publication its report. He anticipates publication shortly before reassembly British Parliament scheduled for October 1st.