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JEWS IN EMOTIONAL'SCÈNES.
JERUSALEM, May l8. (A.A.P.) ,
Crowds gathered in the Jewish quarter early to-day booing and ironi- cally cheering British and Arab traffic.
There were scenes of unprecedented iervour at the Walling Wall, where men and women mourned "the Third Destruction of the Temple."
The Zionist Ila«; was tit half-mast nt the Jcadlng Hebrew college while pin anthem was stint; and the throng chnnted a passage of Psalm 137: "If I forget thee, Jerusalem, let wy right hand forget its cunning."
The leaders ceaselessly exhorted the crowds lo keep discipline. '
"WE SHALL REDEEM ZION."
Members of Jewish youth organisations marched through the streets in military forma- tion carrying banners inscribed "We Shall Redeem Zion," and "We shall not permit be- trayal,"
After a long service nt the principal syna- gogue a procession of bearded elders, headed by Dr. Herzog, marched through the city. Rabbis carried sacred rolls, many of which had been saved from Germany, ano recited scrip- tures prophesying the return of Israel to its homeland.
Jewish -x-sorvicemen wearing British Great Wnr medals demonstrated aller the religious procc;sloi. British pollóc showed great re- straint in face of continual insults.
Aeronlanes flew over all the gatherings,
Hebrew newspapers appeared despite the strike, all giving prominence to pictures of I.oid Balfour, and lils declaiation promising n national home for the Jews, and pointing nut that the White Paper "completely betrays L'ire! Balfour';, coirmllments."
Tens of thousands of Jews gathered.at H.lfa and »niched the symbolic burning of ihi White Paper.
Thoitf-anc's iri.rchcd in orderly fashion through the streeis of Tel Aviv, and con- verged at the Stadium, where a mass meet ino swore alleg'inc.c to the Jewish cause. A JrViili policeman was wounded in an attempt
to stou th? demonstrations.
All men and women between the ages of l8 and .In have been asked voluntarily to remisier and place themselves at the disposal of the Jewish authorities for any duties in order ti defeat the new policy,
LONDON, May l8. (A.A.P.)
Aflor ('.isarming the sentries, terrorists at- tacked w'ih incendiary bombs the Government immigration headquarters at Jerusalem and the Government offices at Tel Aviv, yesterday, states the Jerusalem correspondent of the British United Press. Bot", buildings were gutted.
At Jerusalem 20 years' immigration records were destroyed.
Rioting occurred after the bombing at Tel Aviv, and 12 persons were injured.
Cutting- the broadcasting lines, terrorists caused a breakdown at the Palestine broad- casting station, and prevented a broadcast of the White Paper. Listeners tuned in to foreign stations.
The Jewish Agency, in a statement, points out that the new policy Is a breach of faith and a surrender to Arab terrorism, to which the Jews will not acquiesce.
It adds that the policy puts the Jews at the mercy of the Arab majority, and creates a "territorial ghetto," which must widen the breach between the Arabs and'the Jews, and undermine hope of peace.
The statement continues: "The new policy it devoid of a moral basis, and is contrary to international law. Such a regime can only be established and maintained by force.
"The British Government has disregarded the Royal Commission's warning that the Jews
would probably riot rather than submit to
Arab rule. > '
"It is the darkest hour in Jewish history, but it will not subdue the people."
A Jewish delegation In Kaunas (Lithuania) delivered mcmoiandiiins to the Biitish Lega- tion and to the Lithuanian Foielgn Ministry protesting against the White Paper on
The Societal y foi the Colonies Mi Malcolm MacDonald, in the House of Crmmons, eon flnned lCpoifs of Jewish dtsttubances In Jeru Milcm arid Tel Aviv He said the fires had net caused any setious damage The curfew had been lifted at 4 a m
Mi Chambeilaln announced thal the motion to appiovc of the Government's policy in Palestine would be intioducod on Monda}'.
LESSER OF TWO EVltS. '
(Fiom Our Own Coi respondent )
It is widely recognised that Britain's plan for Palestine's futuie îepicsents the lossei of two evils and that it is a very difficult problem
The plan involves the embittering of the Jews, but an important factor that the Gov- ernment could not overlook was that a deci- sion against the Arabs, widening ihe aiea of Arab hostility, might be highlj undesirable in the picsent state of Eui opean tension
Tncie is speculation whcthci the Biitish Government may sound the Dominions and iilcnoly Povveis with a view to Incieasing the oppoitunltles for Jewish Imiiilgiatlon Ameii cun Jewish i onction is being closely watched
JEWISH PROTESTS IN U S A
NEW YORK Maj Iß (A AP)
While it has been indicated that the United States Gov eminent will carefully study the White P.ipei on Palestine before deciding whether to take any action to sifeguaid Its lights thsre undei the mandate a variety of protests against the Biitish pim has been made unoiflclally by vailous gioups
A giotip of leading Jews In Washington to- day called on the Biitish Ambissador, Sli Ronald Lindsay, and picsented a piotest foi delivery to the Biitish Foielgn Office, con- demning the plan as a suiiender to an 01 ganlsed campaign of Arab ilolrnce"
The Zionist organisation of the United Slates espressos the view that Britain 'has shamelessly reversed itself by its Palestine pio posals "
The Federation of Ameiica an organisation of Christians supporting Zionism has tele- graphed to Picsldent Roosevelt asking lil ni lo Intel vene against the application of the plan