OTTAWA (Mar. 27)
The claim that “as a rule, those Jews whose ancestors had lived in Palestine sided with the Arabs in their opposition to Zionism” was made here by Miss Freya Stark, recently stationed in the Middle East as a British Ministry of Information liason officer to the Arabs, who is now making a tour of Canada.
Miss Stark told a press conference that “friction between Jews and Arabs in Palestine remained” and claimed “that Jews long resident in the country realized that Zionists who had come to the country in recent years had brought about a rise in anti-Semitic feeling.” She praised the “cooperation” of the Arabs in Palestine.
Speaking in Montreal, Miss Stark said: “The Arabs are the rightful owners of Palestine and they have been silent too long and allowed the Zionists to put out a lot of propaganda which has created a wrong impression of the actual conditions in the Middle East. The Arabs are co-operating everywhere with the British in the war, and I hope during my visit to this continent to encourage the support of their claims by the democratic nations.”