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Balfour Day Passes Quietly in Palestine; ‘declaration’ Still Lives, Press Observes

Balfour Day, marking the 22nd anniversary of the issuance of the Balfour Declaration, pledging Britain to facilitate establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine, was not celebrated publicly by the Jews today and no demonstrations in opposition were held by the Arabs.

The Jewish press commented editorially in moderate tones, stressing that the Balfour Declaration still lives. The avoidance of public manifestation was connected with present war conditions.