London (Oct. 5)
The World Zionist Executive here decided today to convene a meeting of the political study commission appointed at the last session of the Actions Committee in order to discuss current political problems of the Zionist movement, principally the question of the Palestine legislative council. The meeting will be held in London in mid-October and the delegates from Europe and Palestine will have the same authority as the Actions Committee in deciding on the course of the Zionist groups in regard to the legislative council.
Jews are demanding fifty per cent representation on the legislative council in view of the millions of Jews still outside of Palestine, the Times of London declared today in a two column article. Neither the British government nor the Palestine government have as yet suggested that the proposed legislative council be given real legislative power, but undoubtedly a unanimous opinion of the council would carry great weight with the government, The Times said. High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope is returning to Palestine shortly, carrying with him a draft of the ordinance setting up a legislative council.
According to The Times, the Jews are chiefly irritated by the Palestine government policy on immigration. The Palestine government, The Times declared, stands with that wing of the Zionist movement which desires a moderate, selected immigration, at least for the first years; the other group among the Jews desires a maximum mass immigration in order to create a Jewish majority in Palestine as soon as possible.
Pointing out that since the time of Joshua there have never been so many Jews in Palestine as at present. The Times declared that Jewish complaints show a lack of sense and proportion since, despite government restriction, 38,238 Jewish immigrants were admitted to Palestine last year, to sav nothing of the 1,000 illegal immigrants who enter the Holy Land each month.