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Macmichael Warns Palestinians Against Exploiting Conflict

September 6, 1939
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A warning to “weak peoples” not to expect “selfish advantage from Europe’s turmoil” was sounded today by High Commissioner Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael in a broadcast to the country in which he defined the issue of the war as civilization against brute force.

“I have received many protestations of loyalty,” Sir Harold declared, “but to the many hoping for selfish advantage from Europe’s turmoil I point out that weak peoples cannot rely on a brutal clique whose watchwords are force and faithlessness.”

Sir Harold appealed to all peoples in Palestine to sink their differences. He said steps had been taken to safeguard the interests of all communities.

Some 1,500 Czech Jewish ex-servicemen have been called to report to the Czech consul general here in connection with the world-wide preparation to raise a Czech army to fight Germany.

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