PALESTINE: His Majesty's Policy

Nowhere in the world do British troubles seem more insoluble than in Palestine, where Britain is the mandated umpire between Jewish Zionism and Arab Nationalism. Because Britain made conflicting promises to both Jews and Arabs during the pressure of the World War, she has ever since tried to reconcile opposing Jewish and Arab ambitions. The British long hesitated to make a choice, preferring to muddle along without a policy. The Jews had the money, they could get a hearing in the world press. The Arabs had the numbers, and they proved by...

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