Parliamentarian Suggests Dominion Status for Jewish National Home in Palestine

The suggestion that Palestine be given Dominion status within the British Empire is made here today by Sir Jocelyn Lucas, Conservative M. P., writing in the Manchester Guardian. Such a step, he said, would be welcomed by the vast majority of Jews throughout the world. The Arabs, likewise, will not object, Sir Jocelyn asserts, because they know that under British dominion status they will have greater power and security. If the Jewish Agency can convince the world that Arab interests would be protected in a Jewish national home which had Dominion status, opposition to the scheme would disappear, he concluded.

Lord Strabolgi, Laborite peer, meanwhile, attacked what he said was appeasement of extreme Arab nationalists in the Middle East. “Arab mischief-makers” in league with the Axis are agitating to secure lifting of the British mandate and a reversal of the policy of a Jewish national home, Lord Strabolgi told a meeting of the Anglo-Palestine Club. Pointing out that the Jews are the only reliable friends of the Allies in the Middle East, he called on the United States, Britain and France to defend United Nations interests in that area by abrogating the White Paper.

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