Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta
BRITISH RULE IN PALESTINE JERUSALEM IN PICTURES (1) View of Ihc new part of Jerusalem from the top of the wall. (2) Remarkable view of the old city with enclosing wall, (3) David Street, the main street of the old city. (4) The Mosque of Omar, which, after the famous Mecca, 13 the holiest spot of Mohammedism. (a) A typical Jerusalem Jew kissing the Holy Wailing- Wall, according to the ordinance of tradition. Hf- l (6) A close up view of the famous Wailing Wdii. (7) A road along the In the foreground is the Tower of David; in the background. is the Jaffa Gate. (S) Lord Allcnby talking to high military officials PALESTINE AND THE EAST ..Recent cables from London bring into prominence oaco again the al- ways present Eastern Question. At a. time when advanced thought in both India and Bgypt is striving wards some form of self-government, the Soviet Government ot Russia is, through their propagandists, offer- ing these countries a short but ter- rible road to the attainment of ibis object, and the British Government is faced with another menace to its su- premacy in the East. TEic results or a century of gradual advancement under British rule arc threatened with destruction by the Inroafis of Bolshevist troops to the north 01 Palestine, Persia, and Afghanistan. A review of the events which up to the occupation of I'alcbtinc throw. an interesting light on one of the inaay grcvo problems which added to the'anxieties of the Allied Com- mand during the early years of the war. One has oaly to remember the tour of the German Em- peror In this country a few years prior to the war, and his hold at- tempt to gain Mohammedan sympa- thies, to realise the main direction of German ambitions. The lierliu to Bagdad railway was promoted to create a. striking effect on Eastern thought, and the whole policy of Oer- endeavour from tho commence- ment tn take tho war into the Hast, Here, they assumed wag llio most vulncrablo point in which to strike at the what wns probably of equal Importance., to ob- tain the richest prizes. Hence wo find tho Allies, nt il time when their utmosti efforts wcro barely to hold the enemy in Europe, com- pelled'to divert large numbers of troops and war materials to the near East, In an endeavour tn prevent the war from into Asia. Our offensive In the Dardanelles rturins tha Tho men and women ItrnT Irfcn forced in- to the worst forms of slavery, nuil Ihelr erop.s ami tattlo (.-oinmanrker- fur Ihe Turkish army li> sncii an lh.it tho country was on filiation 1; icqulrci] to .piclm-c' Urn hbrroifi which vroiild ens up if (his Coycriimont m embryo present pcriiicinn-j InfUienro in FOiilh; The- policy of Ircdcrri Iho1 fiovlPt (Jovernnir-nl IH poeprbly dtc.tatcil morn (lie dcspcr-1 ate nature of Ihoir (hsui any for asrafldtacinoni; l.ootli1 forays and the oilier dilhious rowur.ij of Iho freebooter' are Ibo only I11-- cd Irwurd India rind I'lsypl. Hie ties nf i'akstinc and Mesoiioitimia see aiiotiier trial of Mienst'i .hell- hiaforir .ir'.VS IX CAXAIM. in '-Tli? AVitMn Our dalirn Ihcr'- fire over in L'nnadiuot '.vhoni thoro ii-c -JiXOfyO In 45.010: In Toronto 13.00n ID 1 unl city nr town of any r.izg ft 'i'hft aynaKOBiio in In ?.o ihntJlu li.imi- pralion of this raco Ic clearly no nc-.t The actual number fit for- cieii-hcirn clarified In iho Census of Hill was '17.801. Df ivliohl nearly, canm froiv UIUR'.I. Tim aviclily of Ilio Jew for eiliica- lirin is Acnfrally admitted, and at ieast one of the Canadian Scholars came of Jewish parents, Tbronsli Ihelr own cliarilahlfl instl- tullnns, the Canadian Jews lake care ul their oivn Iioor to a Luge extent.