London (Aug. 25)
A hope that the Palestine Government, in view of the report of the Mandates Commission, will find courage to govern Palestine as it should be governed, is expressed in an editorial in the “London Sunday Times.” “It is idle to deny that the Commission’s comments on the Palestine riots contain a good deal of justification,” says the “Sunday Times” which states that the British retort to the Commission’s conclusions is so tartly worded as to suggest that the Government is unhappy about its administration of Palestine.
As an impartial body the Mandates Commission probably got nearer the truth of the situation than did the Government’s “weak Inquiry Commission,” the “Sunday Times” continues, saying that it is most important for the future that the Mandates body’s insistence on a constructive program be vigorously carried out in order to fulfill the Mandate, which, “the Mandates Commission has reminded the Government is an international obligation. It is a notorious fact that the Zionists have received little support from the Palestine authorities, thus discouraging their further substantial investments,” states the editorial. “We hope that the Colonial Government will new find courage to govern Palestine as it should be governed.”