The Non-Partisan Conference on Palestine, which will consider the recommendations formulated by the Joint Palestine Survey Commission for the guidance of the enlarged Jewish Agency to consist of Zionists and non-Zionists, will be held on October 20, the Jewish Daily Bulletin learns on good authority. The city in which the conference will be held has not yet been designated.
It is expected that the call to the conference will be issued by Mr. Louis Marshall, president of the American Jewish Committee, in behalf of the non-Zionists, within a few days. Mr. Marshall will present to the sessions of the conference the recommendations of the Joint Palestine Survey Commission. It is expected that Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, will arrive in the United States in time to address the conference.
The finding of the facts in the situation of Palestine was the aim of the Joint Palestine Survey Commission, said Dr. Lee K. Frankel, American member of the Commission who returned to New York several days ago from a visit to Europe.
When asked by the representative of the Jewish Daily Bulletin to comment on the outcome of the deliberations of the Zionist General Council in Berlin, Dr. Frankel declared that he has no comment to make at this time.
“The Joint Palestine Survey Commission no longer exists,” he said “The Commission after having completed its work submitted its conclusions and recommendations to Mr. Louis Marshall and Dr. Chaim Weizmann, who had jointly appointed it. The matter now rests with Mr. Marshall and Dr. Weizmann who will take whatever steps they may deem necessary for carrying out the Commission’s recommendations.
“The Commission was earnestly striving to view conditionss in Palestine as objectively as possible. It based its recommendations upon a careful scientific and through examination of the conditions in Palestine as objectively as possible. It based its recommendations upon a careful. scientific and thorough examination of the conditions in Palestine as seen by Mr. Warburg, Mr. Wasserman, Lord Melchctt and myself and by the experts who were employed by the Commission. The Commission took for granted the idealism behind the Palestinian movement. It was our sincere aim to view conditions in Palestine from an impartial angle, and to offer constructive plans how Palestine could be built up most effectively. To what extent we have succeeded, it is not for me to say.”