An inflammatory attack on Jews was delivered in the presence of High Commissioner Sir Alan G. Cunningham and other high government officials during a sermon delivered at Good Friday services at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre here.
The sermon was preached by an Arab priest named Father Roux, who was a well known terrorist leader and served a jail sentence during the 1936-1939 riots. He told the congregation that Jews were responsible for the killing of Christ and that they were, in the same fashion, trying to crucify Christianity in Palestine today. The Jews, by murder and violence and bombing, are seeking to drive the Christians from the Holy Land, he added.
The High Commissioner and other officials present, most of whom do not understand Arabic, were unaware of the political nature of the sermon.
That was in April 1946.
Nothing much as altered since.