No Peace While Balfour Paper Stands, Arab Congress Threat to Commission
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No Peace While Balfour Paper Stands, Arab Congress Threat to Commission

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That there can be no peace in Palestine as long as the Balfour Declaration stands will be the representation of an Arab deputation to the parliamentary Commission of Inquiry. it was decided at the conference yesterday called by the Arab Executive.

Resistance of taxation was a weapon determined upon in the Arab demand for a parliamentary government in the country. The conference. attended by several hundred Moslem and Christian Arab leaders from all sections of the country as well as twenty-five representatives from Syria and a number from Transjordania, presented demands for the immediate abrogation of the temporary regulations existing at the Wailing Wall. Declaring that the temporary regulations have existed too long and disclaiming all responsibility for the consequences if their demands are not heeded, the Arab conference threatened to prevent the Jews front visiting the Wailing Wall altogether.

A general Arab strike will be called for November 2, the anniversary of the issuance of the Balfour Declaration.

The conference approved the resolution of the Arab Executive calling on Great Britain to recall Sir John Chancellor from his post as High Commissioner of Palestine. After a prolonged discussion it was decided to again send representations to London that the (Continued on Page 4)

The Arab economic boycott against the Jews in Palestine was endorsed by the conference, visiting delegates urging that a similar boycott against goods produced by Jews be adopted in their respective countries.

The proposal that the Commission of Inquiry be boycotted was rejected.

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