London (Oct. 21)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Questions affecting Palestine will be discussed at the British Imperial Conference now in session here. Although Palestine was not officially represented at the conference, it is understood that it will come up on the agenda, particularly with reference to the difference of opinion between the Permanent Mandates Commission and the Mandatory Powers. It is expected that the question will be raised on the initiative of the dominion representatives. The Union of South Africa shows particular interest in the development of Jewish Palestine.
It was learned that the statesmen representing the British dominions also resent the questionaire consisting of 118 questions which is proposed by the Permanent Mandates Commission to be directed to the mandatory powers. Several dominion representatives consider it advisable to bring the mandatory system to an end if the trustee powers are to be subjected to vexacious interference on the part of the Mandates Commission.
The London “Jewish Chronicle,” commenting on the Imperial Conference, states that the Jewish interest in the present conference is very little. The paper expresses its hope that one day Palestine will take its place in the British Imperial constellation.