Outbreak of Arab-jewish Disorders in Palestine Not Impossible, London Times Warns
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Outbreak of Arab-jewish Disorders in Palestine Not Impossible, London Times Warns

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A warning that “an outbreak of serious Arab-Jewish disorders in Palestine is not impossible” was sounded yesterday in an article in the London Times, written by its correspondent in Cairo.

Declaring that both the Jews and the Arabs in Palestine “are well armed, mainly with weapons stolen and purchased from troops stationed in Palestine,” the article says that the Arab-Jewish problem has become especially complicated as a result of the White Paper which provides for the closing of Palestine’s doors to Jewish immigration at the end of March, 1944.

“The Arabs as a whole are prepared to stand by the White Paper,” the correspondent writes, “but the Jews, influenced by extreme Zionists, are not satisfied and are clamoring, among other things, for unrestricted Jewish immigration.” The considerable economic progress which Palestine has made increases rather than decreases the seriousness of the Arab-Jewish situation, the writer emphasizes.


The Jewish Agency for Palestine, in a letter to the London Times yesterday, protested against the cable from the Washington correspondent of the newspaper in which it was stated that there is no agreement among American Jews with regard to the post-war status of Palestine, citing the differences of opinion between the American Jewish Conference and the American Council for Judaism.

Pointing out that the American Council for Judaism “is a small group of reform rabbis and a number of laymen and is not supported by any representative Jewish organization,” Mr. L. Linton, political secretary of the Jewish Agency, describes the functions of the American Jewish Conference and adds: “To name the two organizations in one breath is at least misleading. One might just as well quote a small peace-at-any-price body in Britain as evidence of lack of unity about the war.”

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