JERUSALEM (May. 28)
Arabs in Palestine were told today that the time has arrived “for a decisive battle” against Zionist aspirations, and that their “future destiny” depends upon the outcome of this battle.
The call, issued by the leading Arab newspaper Falastin, is obviously inspired by Arab groups of neighboring countries. It is supported today in the Al Difaa, another leading Arab newspaper here.
“We no longer face a struggle for or against the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine,” the Falastin said. “The issue is now which of the two parties will leave Palestine and which will remain there.” The paper calls upon every individual Arab “to be concerned with this question.”
The Al Difaa, in an article today advocating the creation of an Arab united front, says; “Wile there is a great deal of internal disagreement among the Zionists, we must admit that they are very well organized. We have to try to be at least as well organized.”
Though the circulation of both papers is relatively small and these inciting articles may not reach the Arab masses in Palestine, fear was expressed here today that the campaign “may have certain practical consequences, especially in influencing neighboring Arab countries from where the campaign is seemingly being inspired.” It was predicted that “this might also evoke certain steps from Arab circles in the neighboring countries to look into the internal affairs of the Arabs in Palestine.”