Britain Will Launch Propaganda Drive in U.S. Against Jewish Resistance in Palestine
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Britain Will Launch Propaganda Drive in U.S. Against Jewish Resistance in Palestine

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The British Government will launch a campaign in the United States to bring to the attention of public opinion the details of the activities of the Jewish underground movement in Palestine, it was announced today in the House of Commons by British Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech-Jones.

The announcement was made in reply to questions raised by several members of Parliament with regard to the renewed outbreaks in Palestine and the contemplated precautionary measures. The Colonial Secretary refused to reveal details of the security measures planned by the military authorities, but said that the Foreign Office will see to it that “the facts of the situation” in Palestine are made known in New York.

Announcing that five soldiers and policemen were killed in Palestine and 12 injured during the past month, the Colonial Secretary said: “I should like to express the abhorrence which I am confident the House feels at these abominations and cold-blooded outrages.” He added that he was sure that his feelings were shared by a large section of the Jewish population. He warned against outrages at a time when efforts are being made to relieve the tension and to find a satisfactory long-term policy for Palestine.

Replying to a question from former Colonial Minister Col. Oliver Stanley, Creech-Jones said that during the recent discussions in London, the Jewish Agency representatives had shown a disposition to help in the restoration of order in Palestine

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