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Palestine Press Scores Prospect of Partition

April 7, 1937
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Palestine newspapers of all shades of opinion were unanimous today in assailing division of the Holy Land, which the Royal Commission is reportedly considering in London.

With the Arab press already on record as unanimously opposed to the reputed proposals, Hebrew newspapers and the country’s only English-language daily, the Palestine Post, joined in attacking them.

Haaretz, independent Hebrew daily published in Tel Aviv, declares in an editorial that the proposals to divide Palestine are the best indication of the impotence of British political thought. British statesmen, it declares, “think mistakenly they will buy off Zionism for a toy called a Jewish State, possessing everything except soil.”

Zionism, the paper asserts, is not a symbol, but a very serious matter to the existence of millions of Jews.

The Palestine Post in an editorial declares proposals to cantonize Palestine are the “counsel of despair.”

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