Some Mandates Body Members Reported to Hold Britain Unconsciously Favors Arabs
Menu JTA Search

Some Mandates Body Members Reported to Hold Britain Unconsciously Favors Arabs

Download PDF for this date

A certain section of the members of the Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations regards the British government as unconsciously biased in favor of the Arabs in Palestine by virtue of its anxiety to conciliate the Mohammedans in India, according to the “Daily Telegraph” which reports that the Mandates Commission’s report on its extraordinary Palestine session holds the British government responsible to some extent for the disturbances and their consequences.

The implication of Britain’s unconscious bias by Professor William Rappard, the Swiss member of the Commission, is reported to have been energetically repudiated by Lord Lugard, the British member. According to the “Daily Telegraph” the report points out that the British government is responsible for the events preceding the outbreak of last August and for the manner in which the disorders were dealt with.

The Commission is also said to have submitted that the disturbances might have been averted by the proper exercise of authority during the events which led to them and claims that resolute action at that time would probably have nipped them in the bud. The Commission is reported to have reserved an opinion on the question of Jewish settlement until the conclusion of Sir John Simpson’s investigation.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund