London (Oct. 30)
That there will be little criticism of the Simpson report on Palestine by the League of Nations is predicted editorially in the Near East, semi-official organ of the Colonial Office, which points out that Simpson enjoys a high reputation in League circles due to his connection with Greek refugee work.
HAD TO ACCEPT DECISION
“The Government had to accept the decision of such an authority and act on his advice,” says the Near East. Referring to the Zionist demands, the magazine says, “We shall not speak about those few who tried to bluff the British Government into accepting an unjust principle.”
The editorial emphatically declines the suggestion that the upbuilding of a Jewish National Home was the “primary object” of the Palestine Mandate. It calls the Jews to realize that “miracles are no longer possible” and that anti-Jewishness is not the mark of a civilized government. “The Jews must remember that justice does not mean preference, and that, though it is good to help one’s self, to help one’s neighbor at the same time is better,” concludes the Near East.