Former Jerusalem Governor Urges Arab-jewish Roundtable Parley

SIR RONALD STORRS, FORMER GOVERNOR OF JERUSALEM, URGED HERE THAT ARABS AND JEWS MEET AROUND A TABLE IN AN EFFORT TO SETTLE THEIR DIFFICULTIES WITHOUT THE PARTITION OF PALESTINE.

ADDRESSING MEMBERS OF THE 1912 CLUB, SIR RONALD SAID HE DID NOT BELIEVE THE SITUATION WAS SO HOPELESSLY BAD THAT SOMETHING COULD NOT BE DONE TO MAKE THE MANDATE WORKABLE.

THE JERUSALEM CORRESPONDENT OF THE TIMES, IN A LENGTHY ARTICLE ON THE PAN-ARAB MOVEMENT, SAID THERE WERE INDICATIONS THAT THE MOVEMENT WAS STAGED BY POLITICIANS TO DIVERT PUBLIC ATTENTION FROM THE GRAVE INTERNAL PROBLEMS OF ARAB STATES.

THE SITUATION DEVELOPING IN SYRIA IS LIKELY TO EMBARRASS FRENCH AND BRITISH AUTHORITIES, HE SAID, HOLDING THEY WERE FACED WITH THE POSSIBILITY THAT ARAB TERRORISTS FROM PALESTINE WOULD ESTABLISH A BASE IN SYRIA WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO PREVENT THEIR ACTIVITIES.

BRITISH EXPERTS SHOULD REALIZE THAT THE ARAB IMAGINATION IS SOARING AT POSSIBILITIES FOR POLITICAL INTRIGUE, THE CORRESPONDENT DECLARED, AND PREMATURE ENCOURAGEMENT OF PAN-ARABISM MIGHT HAVE UNPLEASANT CONSEQUENCES.

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