Jerusalem (Oct. 24)
The Arab paper Falastin urges the Arabs to cooperate with the government and accept the legislative council which will be established despite the decision of the Jews not to participate in it since the government is determined to override all opposition.
Although the legislative council now proposed is practically no different from that offered in 1922 and which was rejected by the Arabs at that time, the Falastin argues that there is no reason for the Arabs to abstain now as the British point of view has been so radi cally altered in favor of the Arabs and because it is unlikely that the British members to be appointed to the council by the High Commissioner will be pro-Jewish.
The Falastin gloats at the discomfiture of the Zionists in finding nothing but the name left of the Balfour Declaration. The Arab organ sees in the new government policy a glorious triumph for the Arabs in that it contains not a single favorable word for the Jews.
Aljamea Al Arabia, the organ of the Grand Mufti’s party, on the other hand, does not regard the Jewish defeat as necessarily an Arab triumph. The paper points out that the new policy does not satisfy all of the Arab aspirations and merely undertakes to rectify “some wrongs inflicted on the Arabs since the British occupation.”