Permanent Mandates Commission Accepts British Report on Palestine

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The report of the British government as the mandatory power for Palestine on conditions in the country, was accepted by the Permanent Mandates Commission and with its remarks, referred to the Council of the League of Nations. The Mandates Commission concluded its examination of the report yesterday, following which it took up the memoranda of the Zionist Executive and the Agudath Israel.

The Commission agreed to the proposal of Madam Wixel, Swedish representative to the Commission, who was charged with reporting on the Agudah petition, that the examination of the Agudah claims be postponed until the new Palestine Communities Ordinance goes into effect. The complaints of the Agudah pertained to the rights of the Orthodox minority in the administration of the religious needs of the Jewish communities in Palestine.

The Commission then began the examination of the report of the French government as the mandatory power for Syria. The French representative, M. Robert de Caix, in his supplementary remarks stated that the rebellion in Syria had ended.

Besides Sir John Shuckburgh, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, the British Government is represented at the meeting of the Commission by E. Mills, First Assistant Secretary to the Palestine Government and Mr. Lloyd of the Colonial Office, for Palestine, and Sir Donald Cameron, Governor of Tanganyika, for Tanganyika. The French government is represented by M. Robert de Caix, former Secretary-General of the Syrian and Lebanon High Commissariat, for Syria and Lebanon, and M. A. Duchene, Director of Political Affairs in the Colonial Ministry, for the Camcroons and French Togoland.

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