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Arabs Hail Samuel Plan; Seen Favoring Conciliation with Jews

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PALESTINE ARABS ARE DELIGHTED WITH LORD SAMUEL’S ADDRESS IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS PROPOSING A SCHEME OF ARAB-JEWISH CONCILIATION, THE TIMES REPORTS FROM JERUSALEM. THE ADDRESS IS PRAISED BY ARABS AS A NOBLE PIECE OF REALISTIC THINKING.

THE REPORT OF THE PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE ON THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO PARTITION PALESTINE WAS RECEIVED WITH GENERAL SATISFACTION BY BOTH ARABS AND JEWS IN THE HOLY LAND, THE DISPATCH STATES.

IN AN ARTICLE IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, SCRUTATOR, POLITICAL COMMENTATOR, DECLARES IT IDLE TO PRETEND THAT THE REFUSAL OF COMMONS TO BLESS PARTITION WILL MAKE NO DIFFERENCE. ON ACCOUNT OF COMMONS’ RESOLUTION DELAYING APPROVAL IT WILL BE MORE DIFFICULT TO RECOMMEND THE PARTITION PLAN TO THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS, THE ARTICLE SAYS. FURTHERMORE, THE AMENDMENT WHICH THE HOUSE APPROVED EXPRESSLY MAKES PARLIAMENT THE FINAL AUTHORITY ON THE QUESTION.

SCRUTATOR ADVISES ACCEPTANCE OF A SELECT COMMITTEE REPRESENTING BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT TO GIVE INDEPENDENT HELP IN WORKING OUT THE PRINCIPLES AND DETAILS OF EXCHANGE OF ARAB AND JEWISH POPULATIONS UNDER THE PROPOSED PARTITION.

DISCUSSING THE STRATEGIC ASPECT OF PARTITION, THE COMMENTATOR DECLARES IT IMPERATIVE THAT GREAT BRITAIN BE SATISFIED, ASSERTING THAT PARTITION WILL NOT WEAKEN THE GUARANTEES OF BRITISH PEACE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

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