Jerusalem (Nov. 2)
Government authorities, including the police, today ridiculed reports in the Achtuhrabendblatt, sensational Berlin newspaper, which asserted that in a telephonic interview with the Palestine police commandant, it had been informed that a round-table conference between Arabs and Jews would be called by the government to settle the present disturbances.
Officials pointed out it would be impossible for a police official to give such an interview since the police are not permitted to speak publicly on questions of politics or policy. Furthermore, they declared, the present controversy does not affect the Jews directly since it is directed against the continuation of the British mandate over Palestine and Jews have not been harmed and are not likely to be harmed. The Berlin report was termed “sheer imagination.”