September 27, 1951 The Times of London


The Times of London

When in September 1951 the Palestine Concilliation Commission submitted a five point peace proposal to the Israel and Arab delegations, providing inter alia for the “repatriation of Arab refugees in categories which could be integrated into the economy of the State of Israel and who wish to return and live in peace with their neighbours”, the Egyptian Government opposed the “new principle” underlying the suggestion on the ground that Israel would thereby be permitted to “accept only such Arab refugees of London as could fit into her economy, thus enabling her to skim the cream of the refugees.”

Source: Arab Refugees. (p. 30)

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