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Mandates Body to Take No Action Now on White Paper

The present moment is inopportune to take any action on the British government’s White Paper on Palestine, the Mandates Commission has officially decided, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today. The official communique issued on the Commission’s sessions does not mention the Palestine discussion at all, which is understood to have been very brief.

No mention is made of the Commission’s decision on the request of the Zionist Executive that the Palestine question be made the subject of immediate discussion. It is learned too that the Commission considers it inadvisable to issue at this time any reply to the British government’s sharply worded observations on the Commission’s conclusions at its extraordinary Palestine session last June.