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Another Arab Quits Advisory Council

August 27, 1923
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Another of the appointed Arab members of the Palestine Advisory Council, Sheik Parich Abu Middaim, has resigned. This resignation is the sixth from the Arab group which originally numbered ten.

Leaders of the National Moslem Association composed of Arabs who approve of Zionism and the British Kandate are placing the blame for the resignations on the alleged compromising policy of the Palestine Government, which they declare is seeking to curry overmuch the favor of the Arab extremists. The Zionists, too, are reproached for going out of their way to placate the extremists instead of dealing with the moderates.

The ranks of the moderates are about to be augmented thru the proposed formation of a Moslem Christian Party which will probably amalgamate with the National Moslem Association organized to oppose the leadership of Mussa Kazim Pasha.

The resignations are the more surprising in view of the Government’s concession in announcing that acceptance of seats in the Advisory Council would not be construed as recognition of the Palestine constitution.

The last of the withdrawals is causing Sir Gilbert Clayton, Acting High Commissioner, some uneasiness. He is understood to have reported the situation to the Colonial Office, whose instructions he is awaiting.

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