Publication, "when Russia Invades Palestine."

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 25th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Evelyn Walkden Mr Evelyn Walkden , Doncaster

asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the copy sent to him of the 4th edition of the publication "When Russia invades Palestine," published May, 1942, which, by its inferences and alleged biblical forecasts, throws doubt on the intentions and loyalty of the Soviet Union; and whether he proposes to take any action against those responsible for the publication of this book as calculated to damage Anglo-Soviet relations?

Photo of Mr Osbert Peake Mr Osbert Peake , Leeds North

I have seen a copy of this publication, but there has not been an opportunity to consider it. I will communicate later with my hon. Friend.

Photo of Mr Evelyn Walkden Mr Evelyn Walkden , Doncaster

Does not the hon. Gentleman's right hon. Friend think it wrong that, while Mr. Molotov was in this country negotiating good will and understanding with the British nation, thousands of copies should be rolled off the printing press of mischievous matter which includes the statement that Russia will certainly lead the anti-God nations in an attempt to invade Palestine, and is it not time that we stopped this kind of mischievous nonsense?

Photo of Mr Osbert Peake Mr Osbert Peake , Leeds North

If my hon. Friend had done as his Question states and had enclosed a copy of this pamphlet when he wrote to my right hon. Friend, there would have been time to consider this matter. I have looked at the pamphlet, and it appears to consist largely of quotations from the Old Testament Book of Zechariah.

Photo of Mr Evelyn Walkden Mr Evelyn Walkden , Doncaster

Does my hon. Friend know that the—