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Palestine Seen Gravely Exposed

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The New York Times declares editorially that “the position of Palestine is more exposed at this moment than at any time since British rule began.” Referring to the proposal for formation of a Jewish army in Palestine, the editorial says “it is not a simple matter to decide” because of Moslem opposition, but adds that “the British know that there will be little security for the Arabs, or for the Italian Moslems, if Syria and Palestine fall into Axis hands.”

A London Times dispatch from Istanbul, quoted by the New York Times, says: “According to trustworthy sources, a number of French troops on trucks crossed the Palestine border (from Syria) en route to Haifa. Great tension is said to reign among the Arab population, and the possibility of trouble is by no means excluded.”

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