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No Palestine Peace Possible Without Arab Jewish Conciliation, London Paper Says

ALTERNATIVE “APPRENTICESHIP” PLANS FOR JEWISH AND ARAB STATES, SUGGESTED BY THE MANDATES COMMISSION, WERE CRITICIZED EDITORIALLY TODAY BY THE MORNING TELEGRAPH, WHICH DECLARES TERRITORY CHANGES AND SETTING UP OF A NEW FORM OF ADMINISTRATION ALIKE WILL FAIL TO BRING PEACE TO THE HOLY LAND UNLESS A NEW SPIRIT OF CONCILIATION DEVELOPS BETWEEN ARABS AND JEWS.

NEITHER PROVISIONAL DIVISION OF THE COUNTRY INTO ARAB AND JEWISH CANTONS ON THE SWISS MODEL NOR ESTABLISHMENT OF TWO STATES, EACH UNDER SEPARATE BRITISH MANDATE, IS SATISFACTORY, THE TELEGRAPH SAYS. THE FIRST SCHEME LEAVES THE QUESTION OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION UNTOUCHED, THE EDITORIAL DECLARES, WHILE THE SECOND PROMISES NO MORE THAN A CONTINUANCE AND PERHAPS ACCENTUATION OF THE TROUBLES WHICH LED THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO DECLARE THE MANDATE UNWORKABLE.

THE MANDATES COMMISSION GOT AT THE ROOT OF THE PALESTINE PROBLEM WHEN IT DECLARED THE MANDATE BECAME ALMOST UNWORKABLE AS SOON AS IT WAS DECLARED SO BY THE ROYAL COMMISSION AND THE MANDATORY POWER, THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN DECLARED. “THE MANDATES COMMISSION RECOGNIZED WHAT MANY JEWISH OPPONENTS OF PARTITION DO NOT SEEM TO COMPREHEND,” THE DAILY SAID THAT A NEW BASIS CAME INTO EXISTENCE FROM WHICH A NEW START MUST BE MADE.

REGARDING THE SUGGESTION THAT THE PROPOSED JEWISH AND ARAB STATES GO THROUGH AN “APPRENTICESHIP,” THE ARTICLE SAYS THERE MUST IN ANY EVENT BE A TRANSITIONAL PERIOD FOR THE MANDATORY POWER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CREATION OF NEW STATES.

THE PLAN OF SEPARATE MANDATES IS FAVORED BY THE MORNING POST, WHICH URGES THOROUGH AND IMPARTIAL EXAMINATION OF EVERY CONSTRUCTIVE PROPOSAL FOR PALESTINE.

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