Closer Arab-jewish Ties Urged in Palestine Pamphlets
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Closer Arab-jewish Ties Urged in Palestine Pamphlets

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With the British Royal Commission due to arrive here Wednesday to begin the long-awaited investigation into the Arab disorders, the Palestine literary market is being glutted with pamphlets offering solutions of the Arab-Jewish problem.

From the pens of Hebrew writers, many of the pamphlets are critical of the Jewish approach to the entire question of resettling the Holy Land and in the main agree that reorientation of Jewish policy to bring it in line with Arab aims is vital if mass immigration is to continue.

Establishment of a united bloc of Semitic countries, in which Jews would enjoy autonomy, is advocated by Saul Ben Izchaky in a booklet, “Proposals for Solution of the Jewish-Arab Conflict.” The writer counsels that the only possibility of a rapprochement between Arabs and Jews lies in the Jews actively assisting the Arabs in achieving freedom and independence, described also as the goal of the Jews.

According to Mr. Izchaky, the real danger of the situation lies in the fact that the Jews are considered enemies of the Arab political renaissance. To dissipate this impression, he advises, the Jews must make the Arab aim of a Pan-Arabic empire comprising Syria, Palestine and Transjordan, their own.

Another pamphlet, published by Radler-Feldman, advances the thesis that without an understanding with the Arabs, Jewish mass immigration is impossible. Declaring that Arab leaders have been willing to negotiate toward this end, he accuses Zionist leadership of

lacking the courage to undertake serious negotiations. He charges Zionist leaders with serious omission in this direction and cites several examples.

A new organization, “Kadimah Misrachiah,” has issued a pamphlet featuring a symposium on the Arab-Jewish question by prominent Palestine Jewish leaders. The organization advocates more intensive study of the Arab and oriental world and a strengthening of social and economic ties between the Jews and the nations of the Orient.

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