London (Dec. 23)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
Lord Plumer’s impending resignation from the High Commissionership of Palestine has for some time been persistently rumored in certain Jewish papers in this country and abroad, and the repeated reports to this effect have been coupled with speculations with regard to his successor. Lord Allenby’s name has, in particular been mentioned in this connection. There has also been a suggestion of the possible appointment of a young Jewish writer and politician in this country to the position.
Similar reports appeared in the Jewish press about six months ago and were denied at the time by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the basis of authoritative information.
There is no intention on the part of Field-Marshal Lord Plumer to retire from the High Commissionership of Palestine before the normal expiration of his term of office, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns from official quarters. No names have therefore been under consideration for the succession. But even if the situation had been otherwise. Lord Allemby’s name would for a number of reasons have been ruled out. The suggestion that Lord Allenby together with the High Commissionership of Palestine would hold a new post to be specially created, as Commander-in-Chief of the British Military Forces in the Middle East is regarded in official quarters as being based upon a misapprehension of the situation. Such an appointment would for military reasons not be possible.
The suggestion of the appointment of a young English writer and politician to the position is regarded as being very wide of the mark.
The Young Israel Synagogue, a new congregation, has been organized in Newark. N. J. Dr. Harry S. Jacobs has been chosen leader and Louis Amada, chairman of the building committee.
Isadore Abelson has been appointed Director of the Army and Navy Service Department of the Jewish Welfare Board. Harry L. Glucksman. Executive Director, announced.
Mr. Abelson, during the war period. was a welfare worker on the staff of the Board.