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Weizmann Tells Actions Group Jewish Agency Should Petition Mandates Body on Palestine

A suggestion that the Jewish Agency for Palestine submit a petition to the Mandates Commission, now in session at Geneva, asking it to discuss immediately the Palestine question in view of the new developments arising out of the Simpson report and the British government’s new policy was made today by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, resigned president of the Jewish Agency and of the World Zionist Organization, at the opening meeting of the emergency session of the Zionist Actions Committee.

The Actions Committee was called into urgent session here to deal with the crisis in the Zionist movement as a result of the British White Paper and the Simpson report. Whether the Jewish Agency will adopt Dr. Weizmann’s suggestion is not yet known but it is known that the Palestine question is not on the agenda of the present session of the Mandates Commission.