Prime Minister AttleeLONDON, April 18 (AP).-Prime Minister Attlee has turned down a proposal for the British to legalize and help arm the Jewish Haganah force in Palestine, it was disclosed today. He said the British do not see that it would be conducive to peace either to recognize “this independent and purely Jewish force” or to furnish offensive weapons for either Jew or Arab.

He took this stand in an exchange of letters with Professor S. Brodetsky, president of the board of deputies of British Jews. The letters were made public at a board meeting today.