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Palestine Tension Result of Fear New Outbreaks in Offing, Says London Times

The present tension in Palestine has been engendered by the feeling that Arab-Jewish disturbances of greater magnitude than have occurred previously may break out in the not far distant future, a Jerusalem correspondent of the London Times writes today in the second of a series of articles on the situation in the Holy Land.

Until there is a “genuine desire on both sides” to cooperate, the White Paper policy or any other policy cannot be successful, the correspondent writes. He says that “moderate thinkers on all sides feel that the only solution to the problem is continued British administration and regulation of land sales and immigration under the conditions laid down by the mandate.” The article points out that if the Jews were given a free hand in Palestine they would undoubtedly build up a flourishing country which could be the “dream link” between Europe and the Middle East, but, it adds, the country belongs as much to the Arabs as to the Jews.

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