JERUSALEM (May. 14)
A new note, reminiscent of the inciting propaganda which led to the anti-Jewish riots in Palestine in 1929 and in 1936, was struck today with the Falastin, leading Arab newspaper, in an editorial dealing with Arab-Jewish relations.
This is the first time since the outbreak of the war that an Arab newspaper in Palestine has indulged in anti-Jewish incitement, despite the British censorship. We want to rise again stronger than ever,” the editorial said. “We want to hear the same tune as was heard in the year of 1929 and 1936.”
Jewish leaders in Palestine are still awaiting action by the Palestine Government with regard to the crisis in the Jerusalem municipality precipitated by Mayor Khalidi of Jerusalem, who issued an attack on Jews at a conference of Arab mayors. Khalidi was appointed to his post by the Government. It is understood that he has submitted a memorandum to the Government explaining his participation in the anti-Jewish conference and his remarks there.
The Jews of Jerusalem, being a majority in the city, feel that Khalidi should not remain as mayor. They are supporting the Jewish aldermen who demonstratively left the municipal council in protest against the mayor’s anti-Jewish remarks and this participation in the drafting of demands by the Arab mayors directed against Jewish interests in Palestine.