Egypt Affair May Effect Near East

The situation in Egypt is regarded by the press as the touchstone of the future British policy in the Near East.

“There is no better man to deal with this question than General Allenby who swept Palestine; Allenby stands for strength, by which alone Britain has the right of control in her Asiatic dominions. British patience is exhausted. Other eastern races should take warning from the present situation in Egypt”, the “Daily Telegraph” declares today.

The “Times” points out the effect which the situation in Egypt may have on the interests of Great Britain in other Moslem countries. “The action of Great Britain in Egypt may strengthen the hands of France in Syria and Mesopotamia”, the paper says.

The Egyptian situation is also being extensively discussed in the French press. The “Temps” says that the situation in Egypt is a warning of the bitter feeling now existing among the people who live on the banks of the Suez. The “Echo de Paris” fears a British catastrophe in Egypt and expresses the opinion that this would also mean the disaster of France in its possessions in Asia and Africa.

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