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Churchill Opposes White Paper Policy in Palestine, Prof. Laski States

Prime Minister Winston Churchill is not in agreement with the White Paper policy, which would close Palestine to Jewish immigration next Spring, it is stated today in Reynolds News by Prof, Harold Laski, leading British economist and Labor Party leader.

Prof. Laski writes that he understands, however, that talks are going on between British officials and Arab leaders in Palestine and neighboring countries in connection with the formation of an Arab federation. He charges that the Palestine Arabs are being encouraged to organize to make the White Paper the basis of their claims. Discussing the position of the Jews in Europe, he states that it is time that some “magnanimous measures” were taken in their behalf. “It must be made plain to the government,” he concludes, “that the Jews, no less than any other people, are entitled to life, liberty and happiness.”