London (Dec. 11)
“The disturbances in the Sharon Valley occurred because the Jewish community of Palestine is ready to offer resistance to any attempt of the Government to follow a policy obnoxious to the Zionists, particularly any attempt to stop immigration into Palestine,” according to an article in the London Times by a special correspondent recently returned from Palestine.
The article, which is devoted to the background of the disorders in Palestine, describes the Jewish community there as a “well knit highly ordered body whose first loyalty is to the Jewish Agency and not to the Palestine Government.”
The average Jew in Palestine, the correspondent says, regards the Agency as the authority to which he owes obedience and he feels responsible to the Government only through the Jewish Agency and only when the policy of the Government is in accord with that of the Agency. This attitude has been fostered, he claims, by Zionist leaders in preparation for the realization of their aim, a Jewish State in Palestine.
Describing the intelligence activities of Haganah, the Jewish self-defense group, the article says that every government department has been penetrated by non-Jewish as well as Jewish personnel.