Boycott of New Palestine Commission Hinted by Arab Paper

POSSIBILITY OF AN ARAB BOYCOTT OF THE NEW BRITISH COMMISSION TO PALESTINE WAS SUGGESTED TODAY BY FALASTIN, JAFFA ARAB DAILY, THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED. THE NEW COMMISSION WILL COME TO PALESTINE TO NEGOTIATE TERMS FOR PARTITIONING THE COUNTRY INTO AN ARAB AND A JEWISH STATE.

THE NEWSPAPER SAID THAT THE SPEECH OF BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY ANTHONY EDEN AT GENEVA A FEW DAYS AGO SHOWED THAT GREAT BRITAIN PREFERRED THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE JEWS TO THAT OF THE ARABS AND THAT COOPERATION IN NEGOTIATING A BASIS FOR PARTITION WAS THEREFORE IMPOSSIBLE.

FALASTIN REPORTED THE LONG STRIFE BETWEEN KING IBN SAUD OF SAUDI ARABIA AND EMIR ABDULLAH OF TRANSJORDAN OVER CONTROL OF THE PORT OF AKABA HAD REACHED A PEACEFUL CONCLUSION. THE CONTROVERSY, WHICH ENDANGERED THE PEACE OF ARABIA, ENDED, FALASTIN SAID, WHEN IBN SAUD RESIGNED HIS RIGHTS TO AKABAI IN RETURN FOR AN ANNUAL PAYMENT OF £5,000 (ABOUT $25,000). THE PAPER ADDED THAT IBN SAUD WAS THE MOST LIKELY CANDIDATE FOR CALIPH.

SEVERAL TRANSJORDAN ARABS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PAN-ARAB CONGRESS AT BLUDAN, SYRIA, WERE ARRESTED ON THEIR RETURN AND WILL BE EXILED TO AKABA, ACCORDING TO ANOTHER REPORT IN FALASTIN.

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