Britain Must Retain Mandate, London Times Holds

The Times in a leading editorial on the Palestine situation today declares that the British mandate over Palestine must remain until Arabs and Jews learn to live and work together.

Arab fears, the editorial points out, are for the most part groundless. On the other hand Zionist leaders have forced too hard a pace in the development of the Jewish national home, the editorial suggests.

The Times advocates strengthening of local government and urges that the proposed legislative council be dropped. It sees the question of land tenure as requiring study, with a possible solution in cantonization, not for administrative purposes, but for land reserves.

Overhauling of the administration is seen as necessary by the editorial, postulating however that construction must proceed from peace.

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