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Sir John Chancellor Disappointed with His Achievements in Palestine: when I Heard I Was Coming to Pa

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Sir John Chancellor, the retiring High Commissioner for Palestine, struck a note of disappointment with his work in Palestine during the period of his High Commissionership, when he spoke to-day at a farewell gathering arranged in his honour by the Jerusalem City Council, attended by about 500 guests representing all the communities in Palestine.

When I first heard that I was coming to Palestine I was thrilled, Sir John said, by the thought that I might do something to preserve the ancient beauties of the Holy City, but life is full of disappointments. The three years that I have been here have been a time of stress and trouble, and I cannot congratulate myself that I have done anything to make the country more prosperous. I realise how much there is to do, he concluded, and how little has been done.

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