PALESTINE (British Mandate)
The last lap of Lord Balfour's visit to the Holy Land (TIME, Apr. 6, 13) proved more exciting than the first and ended with regrettable suddenness.
The Earl and his party had proceeded from Jerusalem to Nazareth and Haifa in a sort of triumphal tour. At all points, he was met by enthusiastic Jewish colonists; Arabs appeared to inform him that they lived peacefully with their Jewish neighbors.
Over the border in Syria (French mandate), whence the Earl had gone presumably at the invitation of the French, things were different. At Damascus,...