London (Sep. 12)
The British government will soon issue a proposal for the establishment of a Legislative Council in Palestine, says the influential Near East and India in its current issue. Though it thinks the proposal will disappoint both Jews and Arabs, the Near East and India nevertheless advises both parties to accept it, since it will represent a sincere effort on the part of the British government to bring the two contending races in Palestine together.
Peace between Jews and Arabs will finally be brought about, thinks the Near East and India, if the Jews will give up their claim of a Jewish state in Palestine and if the Arabs will yield their demand for an independent Arabic state in Palestine.
The Near East and India expects the report of Sir John Simpson to be published next month. Doubting whether this report will fundamentally change the policies of the British government with regard to its mandatory duties towards both Jews and Arabs, the most that can be expected from the Simpson report, says the paper, is that it will determine how large Jewish immigration into Palestine is to be in the near future.
All those Englishmen who have been advising the British government to give up the Palestine Mandate are advised by the Near East and India to cease their agitation. The British government, it says, is determined to continue holding the mandate over Palestine.