No Conflict Between Palestine Arabs and Jews, Former French Minister Reports

There is no, basic conflict “between the Jews and Arabs of Palestine, Andre Philip, former Minister of National Economy, declared yesterday on his return from Israel at a meeting of the French Zionist Organization.

The former Cabinet member praised Jewish collective settlements in Palestine as “one of the most fruitful social experiments in world history,” and said that July 16, the date on which the United Nations Security Council first used the term “state of Israel,” would become a historic date.

M. Philip, who visited Palestine in an unofficial capacity, explained that there vas no fundamental conflict between Palestine Arabs and the Jews because the Palestine Arabs had no national consciousness but only a form of “Village patriotism.”

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