NEW YORK (Jun. 25)
A dispatch from Jerusalem to the New York Times today declared that its correspondent had learned authoritatively that the British Government intends to partition Palestine between the Jews and Arabs, on the basis of the Royal Commission’s report, not yet published.
Well informed Jerusalem circles, the dispatch added, are convinced that although Emir Abdullah of Transjordan is spreading the idea that the Royal Commission has rejected partition, he himself, standing to gain much, strongly favors it.
If Palestine Arabs are dissatisfied with the report, the dispatch said, the Emir will be able to disclaim all knowledge of it, and he also hopes the rumors that partition has been abandoned will divert the propaganda against it carried on by the Grand Mufti, Haj Amin el Husseini, president of the Arab Supreme Committee.
The report is the leading topic of conversation in Jerusalem, the Times stated, with lively betting on the outcome, at odds of two to one for partition.
There is widespread belief that a Arab murder campaign will follow
publication of the report, the dispatch declared, though experienced observers do not expect mass riots.