Urges England to Announce Boldly Change in Palestine Policy, if One is Planned

Calling upon Great Britain to boldly announce a change in its Palestine policy, if one is contemplated, the “Near East and India,” a magazine reputedly close to the Colonial Office, declares it is “really intolerable that after ten years of administration we should not know whether Palestine is to be treated as a part of Arabia or as an extension of Europe, whether it is to resemble Switzerland, South Africa, Canada or Ireland or whether ultimate self-government for Palestine as an independent state is planned or whether or not there is to be a Jewish majority.”

The magazine points out that thus far England has been groping for policy and says “let there now be an end to such a fatal policy of vagueness.” It also urges the Arab and Zionist leaders in London to confer in an endeavor to reach an agreement, emphasizing that “a conciliatory spirit is the surest way of gaining British sympathy.” On the other hand, “Near East and India” regretfully assumes that no definite step in shaping Arab-Jewish relations will be taken until Parliament has debated the Inquiry Commission’s report.

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