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London Press Hopes Moyne Murder Will Not Delay Solution of Palestine Issue

The Daily Telegraph, commenting today on the assassination in Cairo of Lord Moyne, welcomes the fact that "responsible Zionist leaders have been quick to condemn the outrage." It voices the hope that the arrests of eight terrorists in Haifa yesterday indicates that the Jewish community is cooperating in combatting "those who are hardly less dangerous enemies to their race than Hitler."

A News-Chronicle editorial says if it is proved that Lord Moyne was assassinated by Jews, "the consequences may well be deplorable," Murders such as this, it writes, furnish ammunition to those who hate Jewry and delay final settlement of the Palestine question. "It would be deeply tragic," it adds, "were the murder to disrupt the very harmony which Lord Moyne labored to bring about – an agreed settlement of the Palestine question."