Jerusalem (Nov. 20)
Conversations with the British cabinet are possible only if the purpose is the cancellation of the White Paper and not otherwise, the Hebrew daily, Haaretz, says, commenting on the negotiations between the British government and the Jewish Agency. The paper also repeats London reports that the negotiations are causing astonishment and concern, adding that it is the duty of the Jewish Agency to clear up what Dr. Weizmann is negotiating about.
The labor organ, Davar, publishes a scathing and careful analysis of the Parliamentary debate but omits any reference to the negotiations. The third Hebrew daily, Doar Hayom, is unable to comment, having been suspended by the government.
Meanwhile the Falastin, Arab daily, has been suspended too, for an article in its issue of November 11. This story told the Jews that the Arabs “do not intend to throw you into the sea but neither will we permit you to budge us a single step. The government can compel us to accept its proposals only when it decides to leave to the Arabs nothing but six feet underground.”
Aljamea Al Arabia mouthpiece of the Grand Mufti, quotes a cable from the Arab Executive’s representative in London, Jamal Husseini, to the Mufti, telling him that “justice triumphed during the debate despite the combined efforts of all opposition parties and the, Jews’ attempts.” The paper warns that the storm of Jewish protests has not subsided and that the Arabs are not completely pacified. The release of 1,500 immigration certificates by the Colonial Office substantially vitiates the White Paper, Aljamea Al Arabi asserts.