Jerusalem (Aug. 12)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A new society called “The Peace Covenant” (B’rith Shalom) has been formed here, with the object of arriving at an understanding between Jews and Arabs as to the form of their mutual social relations in Palestine on the basis of absolute political equality of two culturally autonomous peoples, and to determine the lines of their cooperation for the development of the country.
Towards this end, the statutes of the Society state, the Association will promote the study of the problems arising out of the existence of the two peoples in Palestine, and out of the Mandate under the League of Nations; the spreading of verbal and written information among the Jews and Arabs on the history and culture of both peoples, and the encouragement of friendly relations between them; the creation of a public opinion favorable to a mutual understanding and the creation of institutions calculated to advance these ends.
Branches of the Society may be established throughout Palestine and also abroad.