Jerusalem (Nov. 10)
The Moslems of South Africa telegraphed to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem today urging him and his followers to be steadfast in their opposition to Zionism, and simultaneously cabled the Colonial Office not “to submit to Jewish propaganda and to continue justice to the Arabs,” according to a report in Aljamea Al Arabia, organ of the Mufti’s faction.
Meanwhile the Arab press scores the Arab Executive for its inactivity in view of the present situation, especially because of a warning from Jamal Husseini, the Arabs’ representative in London, that the protests of the Jews were taking effect. Al Yarmouk says that the situation is desperate and predicts that any change in the White Paper must favor the Jews “causing exacerbation to Moslem feelings and endangering security.”
The Falastin deplores the Arabs’ “ineptitude” and compares it with the activity of the Jews. The paper discusses the failure of other Moslem countries to speak out in favor of the Palestine Arabs, pointing out that “Egypt has its own troubles, Iraq is engrossed in a battle with imperialism, Syria is waiting the return of its High Commissioner, the Transjordanian legislature is occupied with immediate problems and the governments of the Hedjaz and Nedj are unconcerned with the misfortunes of the Palestine Arabs.” The Falastin concludes by saying that “it is shameful that Jewry is able to influence Britain where the Arabs fail,”