June 17, 1922 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel

Palestine Arab Delegation:

“Whereas we see division and tension between Arabs and Zionists increasing day by day and resulting in General retrogression.  Because the immigrants dumped upon the country from different parts of the world are ignorant of the language, customs, and character of the Arabs, and enter Palestine by the might of England against the will of the people who are convinced that these have come to strangle them.  Nature does not allow the creation of a spirit of cooperation between two peoples so different, and it is not to be expected that the Arabs would bow to such a great injustice, or that the Zionists would so easily succeed in realizing their dreams.”

Source: Palestine Correspondence with the Palestine Arab Delegation and the Zionist Organization, Command Paper 1700, 1922, p. 28.