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French Senate Ratifies Lausanne Treaty

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The Lausanne Treaty, including the San Remo decision with provisions for the establishing of the Jewish National Homeland in Palestine, was ratified today by the French Senate with a majority of 270 votes against 20.

Senator Saintmaur protested against the bill calling for ratification of the treaty, because it gives recognition to the British Mandate over Palestine. France was formerly pre-eminent power in the Near-East and especially in Palestine, he declared. By the Lausanne Treaty, France was deprived of its right to protect all christians in the Near-East. Senator Delahaye demanded that France separate from Great Britain in its Near-East Policy. Replying to this criticism, Prime Minister, Herriot stated that France has retained all her rights in the Holy Land and will continue to defend the French Schools, Missions and the French influence in the Near-East. The Alliance Israelite has recently obtained permission to continue the instruction of the French language in Turkey, the Prime Minister cited as an example of the continued French influence in that part of the world.

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