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Gen. Montgomery Going to Palestine; Will Attempt to Combat Anti-semitism Among Troops

Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, Chief of the Imperial Staff, will visit Palestine next week-end in an attempt to combat “the hideous growth of anti-Semitism” among the troops there, it was reported today in the Manchester Guardian. The paper predicts that his visit will lead to “important results.”

“The bad tempered censorship” in Palestine was attacked today in an editorial in the Evening Standard, which declares that there is an “irrefutable accumulation of evidence of seemingly limitless severities and stupidities” committed by the censors.

The editorial cites a number of specific instances of the suppression of passages advocating Arab-Jewish understanding and says that by impeding the free circulation of truth the censorship is “hindering not helping the task of pacification of Palestine.”