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Palestine Has All the Disadvantages and None of the Advantages of Membership of British Empire: Prot

March 5, 1932
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Palestine has all the disadvantages and none of the advantages of membership of the British Empire, the joint Arab-Jewish Committee representing the citrus fruit growers of Palestine complains in protesting against the effect of the new British Import Duties Act under which a 10 per cent tariff is imposed on Palestine products entering Great Britain, because Palestine as a mandated territory is not exempted under the Imperial Preference Scheme.

The feeling among the growers, both Jewish and Arab, is one of growing resentment and indignation, and as in other matters affecting their common economic interests, like the protest of the Palestine Jewish and Arab shoe-makers against the importing of shoes from abroad and the united front of Jewish and Arab motor-car drivers in the strike against the Government licence fees, the Jewish and Arab growers are joining in a movement to organise big demonstrations in which they will protest vigorously against the new imposition, which, it is feared, will cripple the important and growing Palestine orange export trade to Britain.

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