PALESTINE: Intolerable!

His [Britannic] Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the Jewish People.

—Balfour Declaration.

Nov. 2, 1917.

There are seven Arabs in Palestine to every Jew, and they do not view with favor the British Mandate over Palestine which is making a national home for the Jewish people. Therefore the Arab majority has obstructed the supply of needed public funds; and today the budgetary deficit of Palestine stands at £1,000,000 ($4,870,000).

Recently this state of affairs was stigmatized as "intolerable!" by peppery Baron Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer of Messines and of Bilton, who has been British...

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