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Britain Must Convince Jews, Arabs It Will Carry out Mandate-times

Declaring that firmness is not enough in the present emergency in Palestine, the New York Times in an editorial yesterday on “Another Royal Commission” declares there is “slight chance of real peace in Palestine unless and until the British Government has convinced both Jews and Arabs of its unalterable determination to carry out the obligations it voluntarily assumed under the mandate.”

The Times states it is not surprised at the cold reception given the commission proposal by Jews, Arabs and in London.

“The records of the previous three commissions since the establishment of the mandate,” it declares, “give no ground for hope that this commission will find what the others failed to find–a basis of Government policy and administration freely accepted as satisfactory by both Jews and Arabs.”