Jerusalem (Aug. 6)
The general feeling among the Jewish population was eased today as a result of the Communique issued by the Government yesterday in which the Government warns the Arab press against anti-Jewish incitement. The knowledge that the Government is prepared for any eventualities, and the repeated assurances made by the High Commissioner to the Jewish delegation and to the American Consul that the Government has the situation well in hand, have also contributed much to the general feeling of relief.
The Jewish papers in Palestine are featuring today the Communique from the Government without making any comments. An exception in this respect is the Revisionist daily, “Haam”. Commenting upon the Government’s Communique the paper says:
“It is intolerable that the Government should play a cat-and-mouse game with the Yishub. The Government first allowed unbridled incitement on the part of the Arabs against the Jews. It permitted the Assembly last Friday of the chief Arab pogromists in Nablus. Now the Government is issuing a statement disposing the incitement on the armouries only when the propaganda is already extended beyond the newspapers and is passing from mouth to mouth. The Government is not even forbidding as yet the Arab demonstration which is proposed for the 15th of August in connection with the demand of the Arabs to liquidate the sealed armouries in the Jewish colonies.”