PALESTINE: Moderation

A startling note of moderation crept into Palestinian affairs last week. The "Morrison Plan" for a federal Palestine was fading like a desert mirage. The Jews refused to discuss it. Arab representatives at the London conference rejected the plan in toto. The British Government was about ready to drop it.

The Arabs proposed a counterplan which represented a high-water mark in their willingness to compromise: a "democratic" Palestine in which the Jews would have "constitutional guarantees against discrimination and guarantees safeguarding their cultural and language rights," representation in the government proportional to...

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