PALESTINE: Holy and Civil

Chaotic terror in Palestine—politely called "serious deterioration" by British statesmen—moved U.S. bigwigs last week far more than Czechoslovakia's unhappy fate did three weeks ago. Secretary of State Cordell Hull promised to consult Britain on Palestine's future.

The U.S. is interested in Palestine because: 1) 9,000 U.S. Jews have settled there; 2) some $200,000,000 collected by U.S. Jews is invested there; 3) by the 1924 U.S.-British Palestine Mandate Convention the U.S. has the same right as any League of Nations member to enter objections to any change in Britain's mandate over the Holy Land. Among 8,500 telegraphing protestants urging U.S. pressure...

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