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High Commissioner of Palestine Leaves for Geneva and England

Sir John Chancellor. High Commissioner, left Palestine yesterday for his summer vacation. He will proceed to England via Geneva where he will appear before the Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations to offer oral explanations of the Mandatory government’s report submitted annually to the League body on the progress of the mandated territory.

The head of the Palestine government acceded to several Jewish proposals in audiences granted to Jewish representatives before his departure.

According to an agreement reached between the High Commissioner and the Zionist Executive in Jerusalem the 1400 immigration certificates still available to the Zionist Executive for this year are to be granted outside of the 100 permits which are to be issued to Zionists in Russia. This number is not to include those tourists who arrived in the country before May 1 and have subsequently decided to remain. The admittance of Chaluzoth, women pioneers, is also to be greatly facilitated by an arrangement that the Kvuzoth, colonists’ cooperatives, are entitled to guarantee employment to the prospective women workers. Until now only the guarantees of individual employers were accepted.

All certificates are to be valid until October 1 and will be available to the Zionist Executive in accordance with conditions in the labor market. An important amendment in the immigration regulations, promulgated on June 3, enables prospective brides to enter the country under the same conditions as dependant parents.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency report that the Palestine government plans important changes in the municipal governments was confirmed by the High Commissioner in his interview with M. Dizengoff, Mayor of Tel Aviv, and Mr. Rokach of the Tel Aviv Municipal Council. The interview took place in the presence of Harry Sacher and the treasurer of the Palestine government.

The High Commissioner confirmed the report that the Colonial Office has approved the writing off of the amount of £29,000 being a part of Tel Aviv’s debt to the Palestine government, granted the municipality for public works and police expense.

Mr. Sacher stated in reply to a question, that the Zionist Executive is like- (Continued on Page 4)

The High Commissioner requested Attorney General Norman Bentwich to cooperate with Mr. Sacher in redrafting the Tel Aviv municipality regulations. There is strong belief that in view of the government’s confidence in the present administration of the township the recent regulations concerning government supervision over the Tel Aviv municipality will not be applied.

In the matter of Jewish labor’s share in the public works, the High Commissioner said that the director of public works was instructed to prepare all data on the question and that he was hopeful a satisfactory solution would be found.

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