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Accompany this article was a map with Japan depicted as the body of an octopus, with
tentacles outstretched to Manchukuo, China, India, Sumatra, Borneo, the Philippine
Islands, New Guinea, and North Australia.
Once again we would make it plain that The Berean Expositor has no politics. We
neither approve nor disapprove, we merely record; and we do so only because these
things, when viewed from the standpoint of prophecy, may throw some light on the
events of the last days.
The trouble in Palestine.
pp. 101 - 104
"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about
. . . . . And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that
burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be
gathered together against it" (Zech. 12: 2, 3).
It is evident from Scripture that Palestine and the people of Israel are to be the centre
of world-wide controversy before the day of the Lord finally comes and settles the matter
for ever. Already the elements of unrest, that will work like leaven through the nations,
are becoming manifest. At the present time the ferment has been brought about by the
resentment of the Arabs against the Jewish immigration into Palestine. We give below
extracts from an article that appeared in the Sunday Dispatch for 14th June, 1936, by
Emile A. Ghory, secretary of the Palestine Arab Party.
"He knows politics: began at school when he presented Lord Northcliffe with an
address on injustices to Arabs in Palestine in 1922. Studied for four years in America,
graduated Master of Arts in political science. Owned three newspapers in Palestine.
They were all suppressed. Now he comes to tell Britain what the 100 million Arabs and
Moslems under the Union Jack think of British handling of the situation; and what the
other 250 million Mohammedans think of it."
"Britain is called upon to save her prestige in the East, to prove that she plays fair.
Arabs in Palestine will die in maintaining the general strike rather than accept the
annihilation which is inevitable if the present system continues."
"I am a Christian . . . . . Twelve per cent (105,000) of the Arab population of Palestine
are Christian. They are as active as the Moslems in opposing the influx of the Jews.
Every Arab there is convinced that Jewish immigration should cease and that Jews
should be debarred from purchasing more land. We are really afraid of Jewish
In 1918 there were 53,000 Jews in Palestine; in 1931 175,000.
Now there are 400,000.