PALESTINE: Urgent Need

Jews piously rejoiced last week when in London the British Parliamentary Palestine Commission at last reported on last year's massacres (TIME, Aug. 26), announced three conclusions:

1) The massacres were not an insurrection against British authority in Palestine.

2) The spark commonly supposed to have lit the conflagration in Jerusalem on Aug. 23, 1929, was described as from the beginning an attack by Arabs on Jews, for which the Commission could find no excuse in the form of earlier Jewish attacks on Arabs.

3) The Commission finds that urgent need exists for an explicit...

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