London (Dec. 27)
The name of Hon. H. G. Ormsby-Gore, now under Secretary for the Colonies in Baldwin’s cabinet, is seriously being discussed as one of the strongest candidates for High Commissioner of Palestine after the retirement of Sir Herbert Samuel, according to information from well informed sources here.
It is understood that Zionist leaders view with favor the appointment of Ormsby-Gore as High Commissioner of Palestine, in view of his friendship to the Zionist movement.
Ormsby-Gore was Great Britain’s representative who accompanied the first Zionist Commission to Palestine in 1919. He was later Great Britain’s representative to the Permanent Mandates Commission and has on many occasions delivered addresses in behalf of Zionism, placing particular emphasis on Palestine as a cultural and spiritual center for the Jewish people.