File No. 367.116/309a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey ( Morgenthau )

[Telegram]

397. Decker telegraphed Department through Navy Department that sentiment of people in Syria and Palestine is very strong against Jews, and danger at any moment of outbreak that may destroy life and property. You are instructed to attempt to secure from Turkish Government order to civil and military officials throughout Palestine and Syria that they will be held responsible for lives and property of Jews and Christians in case of massacre or looting. This is required immediately.

Bryan