DAMASCUS (Oct. 10)
an ominous “ultimatum,” warning that “dire calamities” awaited Jews in Palestine and other eastern countries if they continued to oppose the Arabs, was dispatched to Dr. Chaim Weizmann, Zionist leader, today by the Arab Committee for the Defense of Palestine.
The “ultimatum” was contained in a telegram sent by Nabihel Azme, chairman of the committee and organizer of Palestine terrorist bands, to London, where Weizmann is conferring with British officials on the Palestine situation.
“Your attitude will precipitate the most dire calamities in history for you and the Jews in the East,” the telegram said. “The Arabs, even if they must be entirely annihilated, will not permit you to settle in Arab Palestine or become a majority there.
“You and your nation, distributed over the entire world, must save the life of those Jews in Palestine and in other Arab and eastern countries. Do not seek to bring your misfortune in the West to the east and be content to preserve those of you who already are in Palestine. That already is good fortune for you. Let the Arabs treat you in their countries as Omar (second Moslem Caliph, 581 to 644, who brought Palestine under Moslem rule) treated the inhabitants of Palestine, because if Great Britain resorts to war to defend you in Palestine it will not be able to defend you in Arab countries and the entire Orient.”