Jewish National Council to Testify Before Partition Commission

The Jewish National Council today submitted a memorandum to Britain’s Palestine Partition Commission, and its representatives will appear before the commission in camera next Monday. Postmaster George H. Webster testified before the commission this morning.

The commission, at a public session, yesterday heard James Ashton, representing the World State Volunteers, advocate an Arab State in the whole of Palestine and Transjordan, with a minority status for the Jews. Mr. Ashton, denouncing the Zionist attitude toward the Arabs, warned that “Isaac will find himself out of step with John Bull.” After he had concluded, Sir John Woodhead, chairman of the commission, said that part of the address was outside the commission’s terms of reference, since “we are only concerned with partition.”

Meanwhile, the Arab Chamber of Commerce telegraphed to the Palestine Government and the British Colonial Office protesting against the army’s £250,000 contract given to the Solel Boneh, contracting organization of the Jewish Federation of Labor, for Military buildings at the Sarafend and Acre camps.

A band dynamited a big steel railway bridge near Kalkillia, forcing suspension of traffic. Another band raided and robbed the Tulkarem Reformatory, kidnaping a watchman.

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