LONDON (Feb. 23)
Official Zionist quarters here were reluctant today to express an opinion as to whether any practical changes in the policy of the British Government towards Palestine can be expected as a result of the appointment yesterday of Viscount Cranborne to the post of Colonial Secretary.
“The situation should be viewed in the light of the fact that Cranborne is known as an opponent of any appeasement policy,” a Zionist spokesman said. London Jewish circles believe that under Cranborne the Jewish grievances with regard to Palestine may receive a more favorable hearing than under his predecessor Lord Moyne.
The new Colonial Secretary is known for his liberal views and for his pro-Jewish sympathies. His appointment to this post at the present time indicates that the British Cabinet intends to make revisions in its colonial policy and no doubt exists here that these revisions will also affect Palestine.