740.0011 European War 1939/11258

Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs (Murray) to the Secretary of State

Mr. Secretary: We understand that a copy of the attached telegram of May 23 from our Minister at Cairo,21 which we regard as very important, has been sent to the White House.

It is our feeling that conversations on the subject between officers of the Department and non-Zionists would have no result, because the latter have no influence with the Zionists. It is not likely that the Zionists can be influenced by anyone except the President himself.

If you feel like discussing the matter with the President, we shall of course be glad to prepare any additional material which you may desire.

Wallace Murray
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