LONDON (Jan. 24)
British residents in Palestine have expresses the opinion that Great Britain’s failure to grant Arab Nationalist demands will result in new disturbances, while compliance with the demands will make a severe economic crisis inevitable, newspapers here reported today.
The Times, in the second of a series of articles on Palestine summarizing the investigation of the Royal Commission of inquiry, declared it was “plausibly possible” that Arab effendis (feudal landlords) were afraid of losing their hold on the backward peasantry, and therefore were fomenting strife.
“The Jews explain they want political parity,” The Times concluded, “but the Arabs ask how there can be parity between elephants and chickens. What the Arabs may have in the Jewish offer of political parity will easily be overridden by other things in which no parity is possible.