LONDON (Dec. 29)
An economically strengthened Palestine will emerge from the present ware, it was predicted today by a special correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.
In an article captioned, “A New Chapter for Palestine,” the correspondent declared: “If, as seems likely, it is possible to get through this season without serious economic stress, and provided there is adaptation to the changed situation, Palestine should be able to come out of the present war if not a rich land at any rate with her economic life considerably enhanced by reason of her position as an industrial producer.”
The correspondent, describing improved conditions in Palestine marked by quite normal life in towns and villages with shops open everywhere and considerable traffic on the high roads, said outbreak of the war had afforded impetus to Arab-Jewish cooperation. He declared Arabs and Jews were cooperating wholeheartedly in the Air Raid Precautions organization.
“In many other direction,” the writer said, “cooperation is proceeding, which confirms the view often expressed that once the political whips were ‘off’ they would prove to have been the main obstacle to Arab-Jewish cooperation.”
Concluding, the correspondent said: “All things considered, I am not despondent with regard to the economic future of Palestine provided the Government and civil, economic and industrial leaders adapt their methods and ideas to new conditions and there is no undue increase in population by immigration.”