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Egyptians Seen Indifferent on Palestine Affairs

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THE CAIRO CORRESPONDENT OF THE SUNDAY OBSERVER DECLARES IN A DISPATCH TODAY THAT THERE IS LITTLE REAL INTEREST IN PALESTINE AFFAIRS AMONG THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE.

THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT’S STAND AT GENEVA, HE WRITES, WAS DICTATED BY THE FACT THAT OPPONENTS OF THE WAFD HAD SECURED FAVORABLE COMMENT BY SUPPORTING THE PALESTINE ARABS AND THE GOVERNMENT THEREFORE FELT ITS POPULARITY MIGHT BE AFFECTED UNLESS IT SIMILARLY ACTED.

“BUT AT HEART,” THE CORRESPONDENT STATES, “THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY ARE NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN WHAT HAPPENS IN PALESTINE. AS A MAJORITY OF THOSE AFFECTED ARE CO-RELIGIONISTS THEY NATURALLY WISH THEM WELL, BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING THEY WISH THEM WELL FROM AFAR.”

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