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The Daily Express of London carries the following editorial:

Hitler has thrown forty-one Protestant pastors into prison. About twenty of them are still in captivity. Twenty-three have been driven from their parishes. Twenty-two are forbidden to preach.

Hitler has closed Roman Catholic schools and seized the property of convents. He has invaded Catholic religious houses.

Hitler has outlawed many Jews and barred other from new employment.

Hitler’s heart is hardened against all pleas for tolerance. No representation from within Germany or without can prevail with him.

Christian men and women! Take the appeal to the court of God! In all churches pray to the Almighty for the deliverance of your fellows from this tyranny over the human soul.

HOLDS TRANSJORDAN MUST BE OPENED

Lord Melchett, writing in the London Times on the future of Transjordan, says:

The true, the right, and the only solution is the inclusion of Transjordan within the area of development. Ultimately this is inevitable. That small historic river, the Jordan, cannot for ever be the barrier between abounding prosperity and the penury and privation with which the population of Transjordan is afflicted. I see clearly the political difficulties which affect this solution, but remain convinced that these will give way before economic necessity. As and when this solution becomes effective the whole Zionist picture will change. There will be the advantages offered by an entirely different area of immigration; an outlet for the millions of pounds still awaiting bow room for both Arab and Jew. There will be an area of land to be brought into fruitful cultivation which will require the outlay of the energy and ability, and the capital, of one, if not two generations. The political future of such an area is a matter of outstanding importance, both to the British nation—who have given much to Palestine and much to Jewry—to the Arab population of Palestine and Transjordan, who have so much to gain, and, above all, to the Jews, to whom it means freedom and salvation, as opposed to the ever recurring risk of misery and oppression in some of the countries in which they now dwell, productive investment; and el-

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