Report King Edward Approves Drastic Steps in Palestine

The Sunday Express reported that at a meeting of the Privy Council yesterday in Balmoral Castle, King Edward approved drastic measures decided upon to quell disorders in Palestine.

William G. A. Ormsby-Gore, Colonial Secretary, privately gave to King Edward the gist of military reports from Palestine, the Express said.

The military correspondent of the Sunday Dispatch estimate that pacification of Palestine would cost in the neighborhood of $25,000,000 and more unless the pacification was accomplished quickly.

Disclosing that initial efforts he had made for a rapprochement between Jews and Arabs had proved fruitless, Israel M. Sieff, vice-president of the English Zionist Federation, in a letter to the Times, renewed his appeal for peace between the two groups.

Mr. Sieff urged Arabs to realize that they and the Jews were two people whom history had placed together in Palestine and who had to “come together for the sake of their common country and their children who inherit it.”

The Zionist leader voiced hope that before long the “saner, less extreme elements among the Palestine Arabs “would have the courage and vision to seek the cooperation of Jews in building a common homeland.

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