Palestine Arabs Appeal to Roosevelt: Arab Mayors Meet to Proclaim Anti-jewish Demands

Arab mayors in Palestine today announced that they will hold another conference early next month to demand stricter laws against immigration of Jews to Palestine and the acquisition of land by Jewish residents. The announcement followed the disclosure that the Palestine Arab Party yesterday sent a cable to President Roosevelt appealing for his support of the Arab anti-Jewish demands.

Jewish members of the Jerusalem municipal council today issued a statement to the Hebrew press declaring that their leaving the council was only a demonstration against the participation of the Jerusalem mayor in the conference of the Arab mayors which took place recently in Jaffa, and at which he spoke against Jews. “With our return to normal business within the Jerusalem municipality we consider the incident liquidated,” the statement said. It added, however, that the Jewish aldermen will continue to fight in the municipal council “where we sit because of right and not of sufferance.”

The Arab newspaper Falastin today regrets the fact that the Arabs in Palestine failed to agree on sending a delegation to the Cairo talks on Arab unity. It points out that the delegation of Palestine Arabs sent to London is not considered there to be representative of all Arab groups. “We need to meet the Zionist organization with an equally strong organization, thus we must see to it that a supreme Arab body composed of representatives of all Arab groups in Palestine is finally formed,” the paper writes.

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