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DISCUSSION OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSAL TO PARTITION PALESTINE BETWEEN JEWS AND ARABS ON THE FLOOR OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE WAS ASSURED TODAY WHEN SENATOR WARREN R. AUSTIN (R., VERMONT) ANNOUNCED HE INTENDED TO BRING UP THE SUBJECT SOON.

SENATOR AUSTIN, ONE OF THE THREE MEMBERS OF THE UPPER HOUSE WHO LAST YEAR VISITED PALESTINE, CRITICIZED PARTITION AS “AN IMPROPER SOLUTION” OF THE PROBLEM.

“IF GREAT BRITAIN HAD MADE A VIGOROUS EFFORT TO CARRY OUT THE POLICY DECLARED IN HER TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES (THE 1924 TREATY RECOGNIZING AMERICAN INTERESTS IN PALESTINE) THERE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN THE PRESENT TROUBLE,” SENATOR AUSTIN SAID.

DECLARING THAT “NOT ALL PARTIES ARE FREE FROM BLAME” FOR THE PALESTINE SITUATION AND THAT THERE MUST BE “YIELDING ON ALL SIDES,” SENATOR AUSTIN URGED RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL PALESTINE POLICY, ON CONDITION THAT NEITHER JEWS NOR ARABS CONSIDER PALESTINE AS A JEWISH OR AN ARAB STATE.

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