Foreign News: Last Supper?

In the back of the British imperial mind there has always lodged the desire of some day setting up a strong, independent Palestine and at the same time satisfying the Arab nations of the Near and Middle East. Reason: to safeguard for Britain her empire lifeline to India and the East. So if a showdown over Palestine had to come, it has long been a good bet that Britain's empire-conscious diplomats would decide the problem of the Holy Land in favor of the Arabs.

This week the showdown came. Unable to bring all the Arab...

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