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Britain Announces Support by Jewish, Arab Leaders in Palestine

The Ministry of Information announced today that ranking Arab and Jewish leaders in Palestine have pledged loyalty to Great Britain in the war against Germany.

A communique said Jaffa Arab leaders who headed the 1936 revolt visited British officials and announced their readiness to cooperate with Britain and France. Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog sent a message to King George expressing the “heartfelt blessings and the fervent prayers of Palestine Jewry for Britain’s victory in her historic stand for right against might and for ultimate world peace.” (The Jewish Agency had previously pledged its support.)