NEW YORK (Sep. 13)
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin has informed the Pro-Palestine Federation through the British Embassy in Washington that the government will maintain order in Palestine.
This assurance was given the organization in reply to its cable of Sept. 2 urging the Government to adhere to the terms of the Palestine mandate, entrusted to its care by the League of Nations. The Federation’s membership is entirely Christian.
“On behalf of the Prime Minister,” the Embassy’s statement declared, “we assure you that His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom have every intention of carrying out the obligation accepted in the mandate to place Palestine under such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment in Palestine of the Jewish National Home, while safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of the country irrespective of race and religion.”
At a meeting here, the organization decided to call a conference soon to devise ways of obtaining support by Americans for the Jewish National Home.
Franklyn Hudgings, legal expert, who acted as chairman, offered four reasons why Christians should be interested in Zionism: (1) for the sake of justice; (2) because of Hebrew contributions to world civilization; (3) because the Jews have given the world the Bible and Jesus and (4) because the Holy Land had been promised them as a permanent possession. He declared that Jewish colonists in Palestine had brought prosperity to Arabs.