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Arab Leader Charges That Britain Suppresses Arab-jewish Endeavors for Peace

August 15, 1930
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cause he enjoys the support of the government.

“Nevertheless I believe that the Jews also made mistakes in not satisfactorily preparing the chalutzim by initiating them into the differences in Oriental life and customs and the habits of the Arab population. Consequently the chalutzim are immediately stamped as a foreign element. It is also necessary for the Palestine Jews to speak the language of their neighbors because this stimulates understanding. It is also important to establish more factories and to introduce private capital because Jews and Arabs working together in a factory are a most important factor for peace.

“Those who believe that the Palestine problem is chiefly political are mistaken because the center of gravity is in economic problems. Release the fellah from the grip of the effendis, to whom he is largely indebted due to the effendis’ usury, and it will be of the utmost importance because the fellah does not forget his benefactor.”

Tawil favors free Jewish immigration because with 700,000 Arabs and 180,000 Jews in Palestine “the problem of a Jewish majority is remote and at the moment the question is not urgent.” He is going to Geneva to inform League of Nations circles concerning the actual situation in Palestine.

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