PALESTINE: Anglo-Jewish War?

Last week TIME'S London Bureau cabled: "It is an undisguised fact that Britain is on the verge of an Anglo-Jewish war in Palestine." Westminster's lobbies rang with the muttered warnings and fears of pro-Zionist Labor members. Everything was piling up to transform what had been an Arab-Jewish conflict into an Anglo-Jewish fight.

In Palestine impatient Zionists, angered by Bevin's reluctance to open the country to 100,000 more Jews, moved to new violence. Haganah, the underground Zionist army (estimated at 80,000, with additional support from almost all the 550,000 other Jews in Palestine), in past months had blown up coastal radar...

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