London Times Voices Concern over Arab Rulers’ Role

The London Times in an editorial today discussing the end of the Arab general strike in Palestine, sees the relief of the Jewish settlers there at cessation of actual attacks balanced by misgivings as to the possible results of the intervention of Arab states into Palestine affairs.

The newspaper expresses the hope that the British government made clear that it would not admit the right of formal intervention by Arab kingdoms.

If Arabs abstain from further provocation, says the Times, there is no reason why the British Royal Commission would not be holding its hearings in Palestine by the end of the month.

The Daily Telegraph declares that it is not impossible to find a modus vivendi for the Arab and Jew in the Holy Land if both accept the fact that it will remain a land neither Arab nor Jewish exclusively and live peacefully side by side.

It warns of future trouble by declaring that the assurances of Arab rulers may conceivably arouse extravagant expectations especially if the recommendations of the Royal Commission are unacceptable to the Arab Supreme Committee.

“Some limitation on Zionist immigration” was proposed by the Daily Mail, according to the Havas News Agency, as the solution of the Arab-Jewish question.

If restricted immigration “could be reached by friendly negotiation with Zionist leaders, Arab fears would be removed and the situation would be eased,” the newspaper asserted.

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