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British Labor Conference Discusses Immediate Self Government for Palestine

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Palestine came up for discussion at the British Commonwealth Labor Conference which concluded its sessions here.

Ben Zvi and Dov Hos, Palestine delegates to the conference, expressed their satisfaction at having found sympathy and support for the Palestine work. They consider the conference discussion an important step forward for the Palestine Labor question.

The conference considered whether a representative government should be given to Palestine immediately. According to the arrangements of the conference, no resolutions are adopted on any question.

Ben Zvi and Do Hos urged the necessity of considering the special circumstances of Palestine and that nothing should be done to prevent the large Jewish immigration and the building of the national home. It must be borne in mind, they stated, that Palestine interests fifteen million Jews of the world, not only the present Palestine population. They stressed labor conditions in Palestine and the need for social legislation.

Pointing to a clause in the joint reply of the British Trades Union Congress and the British Labor Party stipulating that Palestine be given self-government, having regard to the terms of the mandate and the Balfour Declaration, the Palestine delegates argued in favor of this. A favorable impression on this point prevailed.

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