Permanent Mandates Commission Inquires into Palestine Situation

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The examination of the reports on the situation in Palestine, submitted by the Palestine government and the Zionist Executive, was taken up yesterday by the Permanent Mandates Commission.

The report of the Palestine government was amplified by oral statements made to the Commission by Sir John Shuckburgh, British representative to the Mandates Commission. The situation in Palestine has considerably improved during the last few years with regard to the relations between the Arabs and Jews. Better relations of mutual tolerance and goodwill have developed, he stated.

Several members of the Permanent Mandates Commission directed questions to the British representative concerning the Palestine Communities Ordinance, the Jewish colonists, the progress of Jewish agriculture and the financial crisis now prevailing in the country. Particular attention was drawn in the questions to the decrease in Jewish immigration to the country.

The examination of the reports will continue at today’s session of the Commission.

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