IN VIEW of the urgency of various problems relating
to the displaced Jews in Europe and Palestine, I am appointing under
the chairmanship of the Secretary of State a Cabinet Committee on Palestine
and Related Problems, composed of the Secretaries of State, War and
Treasury. The Committee will be charged with assisting me in formulating
and implementing such policy with regard to Palestine and related problems
as may be adopted by this Government. An executive order will be issued
outlining the functions and authority of the Committee in further detail.
The Committee will be authorized to negotiate with
the British Government and with other foreign governments and to maintain
contact with private organizations relative to the various matters arising
out of the recommendations of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry.
It is my earnest hope that the Cabinet Committee will
be able to undertake its urgent tasks at the earliest possible moment.