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Agency Will Not Countenance Legislative Council if Jews Are Minority Therein

The Jewish Agency Executive will not countenance a Legislative Council in Palestine so long as the Jewish representation therein will constitute a minority, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns.

The Jewish Agency attitude, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency understands, is part of the general attitude among the Jews in Palestine that they will never agree to the Legislative Council as long as the Jewish representation is that of a minority.

Considerable surprise has been aroused here by the definite tone of the statement made in this connection by Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope, Palestine High Commissioner, in his address before the Mandates Commission of the League of Nations.

The entire Palestine Jewish press today comments on the High Commissioner’s address the contents of which were made known through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, along the lines mentioned above.

The Jewish Agency Executive will not approve of the Legislative Council if the Jews are a minority inasmuch as the Basle congress decided not to accept such a council.