Jerusalem (Feb. 23)
Official and semi-official of the Cairo report that Palestine is to be partitioned and that the Jewish part of it will be federated with Lebanon are published in the local newspapers. Nevertheless, the Hebrew press continues to discuss the possibility of such a plan and the attitude of Palestine Jewry toward it.
Davar, leading Hebrew newspaper, says that it is a fact that Roosevelt and Churchill met with the Arab rulers and it is therefore highly possible that they touched upon the Palestine problem. Although the subjects discussed are not yet known, they will not remain secret for a long time, it adds. “We have the right to hope that our political demands are not unknown to Churchill and Roosevelt and that they have the good will to secure for the Jewish nation a state”, Davar ## the paper opposes the cutting off of considerable parts of the Jordan and the Jordan Valley waters from the section of the country which would become part of the proposed Jewish state under partition.
Haarcts, another leading daily, says; “Our task in these days is to be on guard. We must strengthen our political front in London and in Washington.” The Palestine Post, the Hebrew daily Hatzofe and practically all other Hebrew newspapers in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv carry articles opposing the partitioning of Palestine.