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Lowdermilk Plan Would Violate Sacred Places in Palestine, Inquiry Committee Told

March 21, 1946
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On the heels of the opposition voiced by the Palestine Government to the proposed Lowdermilk irrigation plan, the Church of Scotland presbytery in Jerusalem today submitted a memorandum to the Anglo-American inquiry committee declaring that if this plan were carried out, it would spoil the sanctity of the Sea of Galilee and other places “sacred to millions of Christian hearts.”

The memorandum declared that the attention of the world had been concentrated on the issue of Palestine as between Moslems and Jews, to the practical exclusion of Christian communities. The religious stake of Christians in the Holy Land places is just as great as that of Jews or Moslems, the memorandum added.

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