November 13, 1936

“Doubtless the British Government always has been and possibly always will be in a dilemma on the whole Palestine question. The fact that the mandate over Palestine, in which is enshrined the Balfour Declaration, calls for the establishment of a Jewish national home here and the fact that the Arabs oppose the idea create a problem that no commission could ever solve to the satisfaction both of Arabs and Jews.

One course is Open

Should the finding and recommendations of Lord Peel’s commission, in the opinion of Zionists, be detrimental to their interests, vehement protests from world Jewry will almost certainly follow. O the other hand, should the findings favor the Jews, the Arabs will undoubtedly resort to their usual method of protest strikes and violence.”

Source: November 15 1936 New York Times by Joseph M. Levy