PALESTINE: Even More Disrupted

Amid the whine of bullets and whoompf of mortar shells, Jerusalem took brief hope last week from the arrival of the storks. Each year the birds winter in Africa; it is a good omen when they stop in Palestine on their return to Europe in the spring. But this year, instead of staying several days, they left quickly. Arabs and Jews shook their heads.

In the hills outside Jerusalem, British troops stopped a battle between Jews and Arabs. There the Jews were trying to dislodge Arab snipers who have almost cut off communications between Jerusalem and the coast. The British...

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