Present Palestine Policy Best Under Circumstances, British Non-zionist Says

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A non-partisan view of the present situation in Palestine was given by Sir Arnold Wilson, well known authority on Mid-Eastern questions, former British political resident at the Persian Gulf and Mesopotamian manager of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, in an address before the British Institute for International Affairs.

“I am not a Zionist, nor am I a believer in Zionism, but I hold that Great Britain should fulfill its pledges,” he stated. “I am convinced that the policy now followed in Palestine and Transjordania is the best possible under the circumstances. As a recent vistor to Palestine, I can testify to the remarkable change which has taken place in Arab opinion since Lord Plumer has assumed office. Lord Plumer’s appointment to the Palestine High Commissionership is an indication that the British government does not intend to press a definite Zionist policy on the Arabs,” he stated.

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