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Arabs Sink Differences in Fight for Independence and Against Zionism, Observer Finds

Phelps Adams, member of the staff of the New York Sun, who recently visited Palestine to prepare a series of fifteen articles on “The Truth About Palestine,” found the Arabs united in their opposition to Zionism and their determination to win political independence.

“Political opinion is divided among six national parties,” Mr. Adams says in his eighth article, “but the internal differences between these have all been submerged in the interests of a united opposition to the Jewish National Home. The hatchet has been buried deeply and sincerely so far as these internal differences are concerned, and the important thing to remember about the Arab community today is that it stands as one man in its determination to win its independence in Palestine at any cost.”

The sixth and seventh articles describe sympathetically Jewish life and accomplishments in Palestine, with modern science transforming the ancient land and Jewish youth disregarding obstacles in building the Jewish National Home. Driven by selfless ambition, the Jews make the community, rather than the individual, welfare the theme of their work, Mr. Adams says. He found Jewish labor thoroughly organized and disciplined.