Socialists Call for Arab-Jewish Peace

A call to Jewish and Arab workers and peasants in Palestine to unite to end national hatred between the Jewish and Arab masses was issued today by the Independent Labor Party. To be published in tomorrow’s issue of the party’s official organ, the New Leader, the call bears the signatures of James Maxton and other party leaders, as well as of George Bernard Shaw, Augustus John, John Leonard Wolf, Sir Peter Chalmers, Mitchell Pritt and other well known British Socialists.

The call urges that, in view of the grave political situation in Palestine, immediate steps be taken for preparation of a united Jewish-Arab Socialist Party by forming a Jewish-Arab alliance of Socialist organizations in Palestine which would be extended throughout the Near and Middle East.

Among other points, the call demands opening of Palestine’s gates to the Jewish masses persecuted by Fascism and seeking a "place of refuge in their darkest hour." The appeal has allegedly been issued in association with Jewish and Arab Socialists in Palestine and will be distributed throughout Palestine in Hebrew and Arabic.

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