Menu JTA Search

Palestine’s Economic Blessings Don’t Spell Political Peace, Copeland Says

Senator Royal S. Copeland, in the sixth of his series of articles on Palestine for tomorrow’s Hearst newspapers, declares that “the Jews brought to Palestine an improvement in social welfare which is undreamed of in the neighboring Arab countries.”

Asserting that “the Zionist pioneers raised the standard of living of the entire population to a level which stands out high above that of the Asiatic environment,” he says the peaceful march of civilization in Palestine was being challenged…by certain violent agitators among the Arabs who demanded stoppage of Jewish immigration.”

“The reign of terror in the land plainly showed,” Senator Copeland asserts, “that economic blessings do not spell political peace.”

He praises the Hebrew University as “an incomparable achievement” and said that “Palestine bids fair to become a universal center of education if the Jewish national home is allowed to develop unhindered.”

The fifth article, published today, paid tribute to the Jews’ work in raising sanitation standards in the Holy Land. “As a former Health Commissioner of the City of New York, I could not fail to recognize the monumental progress in the preservation of human life made in Palestine by the Jewish settlers, aided by their co-religionists throughout the world,” he said.

NEXT STORY