London (Oct. 14)
A large crowd of Jews demonstrated tonight before 10 Downing St., Prime finister Attlee’s official residence, demanding the opening of Palestine to Jewish immigration. The demonstrators marched to Downing Street after holding a meeting on the Palestine question.
Meanwhile, it was reported today that the Cabinet is now discussing a proposal to hold a round-table conference in London on Palestine with the participation of Jews and Arabs, and observers of other nations.
The Manchester Guardian, in a lengthy editorial yesterday, said that if England wishes American help, it must take into consideration American wishes with regard to Palestine. The paper stressed the disadvantages of referring the Palestine problem to the United Nations Council, which does not exist as yet, and said that the partitioning of Palestine still seems the best solutions.
Declaring that the British Government can no longer continue a policy the total results of which have been American criticism, Arab suspicion and Jewish rebellion, the editorial concluded; “Britain should not forget that it promised a national home to the Jews. We may not like our child, but we cannot now disown it, or abandon it at the doors of the United Nations.”
In an address at Golcar, Yorkshire, today, Fenner Brockway, secretary of the left-wing Independent Labor Party, advocated an “alliance” between the Jewish Agency and the Arab League to secure the industrial and agricultural development of the entire Middle East, He urged Jews and Arabs to join in demanding the immediate independence of Palestine and establishment of a bi-national state.