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England cannot break the promise which it made respecting the establishment of the Jewish National Homeland, the London Times says in an editorial of yesterday.
The Arabs, it declares, are apparently more afraid of a possible future ascendancy of Jews than they are of the Jews’ present position there.
Britain, the Times reiterates, cannot abolish the Jewish Agency, but the proposed establishment of an Arab Agency is proof of Britains impartiality.
The paper charges that the Arabs’ refusal to accede to Semuel’s proposal for an Arab Agency is due to intrigues and will result in the withdrawal of the proposal.
In view of the Arab rejection, it says, the only course open is for the Palestine government to utilize the ample powers conferred by the Mandate and continue the old policy despite the opposition of the Arabs.
If the Arabs refuse to help, it concludes, “we must and will fulfill the undertaking ourselves.”
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