London (Nov. 14)
On the eve of the opening of the parliamentary debate on Palestine, a pro-Arab campaign was launched here with a reception attended by Lord Islington, Mohammed Ali, a member of the Indian Round Table Conference; Jamal Hussein, London representative of the Arab Executive; a number of society women, numerous members of the House of Lords and a squad of black-shirted Fascisti.
Lord Islington proposed a resolution that Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations be applied to Palestine. He voiced regret that the Arabs had been “driven off the land,” adding that he does not oppose a moderate number of Jews in the country, similar to the pre-War situation, but he does oppose a large immigration with the Jewish Agency exercising more influence over the Palestine administration “than the League of Nations, the Mandates Commission, the British government and the Palestine government put together.”
Mohammed Ali supported Lord Islington and revealed the interesting fact that for four years he had lived in the home of the late Sir Hermann Gollancz, son-in-law of the late Chief Rabbi Adler. Ali said that his wife does not eat any but kosher meat. Emphasizing the fact that the Moslems constitute a quarter of humanity, he asked whether Great Britain preferred a quarrel with them. Finally he reported that he had talked with Lord Passfield yesterday and the latter had admitted to him that he would stick to the White Paper but that an explana-