London (Aug. 26)
The London press today devotes much space to the Palestine problem publishing articles for and against the establishment of a Jewish State. At the same time, it also carrios a report that the Pan-Arab League has asked the Yugoslav Government to refrain from demanding that the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem be placed on the list of war criminals and extraited from France to Yugoslavia for trial.
Evelyn Wrench, a British authoress who just returned from Palestine, suggests in an article in the Times that another 500,000 Jews be permitted to enter Palestine subject to the absorptive capacity of the country.” She lauds the Jewish contributions to the welfare of the country and urges the establishment of Palestine as a binational state as soon as the Jewish population equals that of the Arab. Arab-Jewish parity, she points out, can then be maintained through a small annual Jewish immigration to balance the difference in the birthrate between Jews and Arabs.
Muhammad Abbas Ali, president of the London section of the All-India Moslem League, emphasizes in an article that the Moslems in India will back the Arabs in the Levant. “Why should Jews be removed from the European continent?” he asks, “If this must be done on account of anti-Semitism, then how can one expect the Arabs to be above this feeling?” The solution of the Jewish problem in Europe must be found by settling Jews in underpopulated countries such as Canada and Australia, he says.
Prof. Recliffe Nathan Salaman, one of the leaders of the Jewish Committee for Relief Abrcad, says in a letter to the Times that Jews on the European continent are sustained by the hope that they will be re-united with their relatives in Palestine. The treatment of these Jews is a matter of concern to all who believed that they fought in this war to bring justice to the world, he points out.