Washington (Aug. 27)
The “Washington Post,” writing editorially on the situation declared: “The country is shocked at the news that twelve American Jewish boys have been killed and thirty wounded in the attacks which the Arabs have suddenly unloosed against the Jews in Palestine in a fanatical outbreak of holy war fervor originating in incidents at the century old Wailing Wall. How deep rooted the trouble will prove to be or how far the Moslem religious uprising will spread are questions of grave concern.
“The British Government’s administration of the mandated territory and the future of the Zionist movement for a Palestine homeland are necessarily involved. New burdens of great weight are automatically imposed upon Premier MacDonald whose duty it is to check the Moslem movement with military and naval forces no matter how extensively or dangerously it spreads. Meanwhile the immediate duty of the Government of the United States is to secure the maximum protection for its nationals.”