Jerusalem (Jan. 11)
After strenuous balloting at the meeting of the Arab Executive the five members of the Arab delegation to London were chosen. The Grand Mufti will be chairman and the other four are Abdul Auni, secretary; Mayor Nashashibi of Jerusalem, Alfred Roch and Jamal Husseini, secretary of the Arab Executive. Mouza Kazim, president of the Arab Executive and Maughanem, Arab counsel at the Inquiry hearings, were defeated.
A resolution of thanks to Auni and to Maughanem for their successful presentation of the Arab case before the Commission was adopted. Replying to the resolution, Auni declared that the Commission’s proceedings were favorable to the Arabs but that justice is liable to be imperilled if it is unsupported by vigorous demands.
The Arab Executive decided to send protests to the Colonial Office and to the League of Nations and to important newspapers against the Seditions Law and the arrest of Mouzza Far and other agitators. The meeting also dealt with Jewish immigration and land purchases. There is a rumor that Maughanem, embittered at his failure to be chosen one of the delegates may start dissension within the Arab Executive.