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Jewish security in Palestine, Jewish representation in the defense forces and the entire question of Jewish immigration will be discussed at the June session of the Mandates Commission of the League of Nations, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today.

At the same time it was learned that the Mandates Commission at its last two sessions, in June and November, 1934, virtually rejected the petitions submitted by the Palestine Revisionists and the Kibutz Galuyoth, although agreeing to discuss the subjects taken up in the petitions.


The agenda of the League Council, which meets here on January 11, will discuss the two reports submitted by the Mandates Commission. Dr. Eduard Benes, Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister, will be the reporter for the Mandates group.

The Council will also nominate a successor for D. van Rees, Dutch member of the Commission who died recently. A Dutch colonial expert will replace van Rees, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency ascertained.

The petition of the Palestine Revisionists is unacceptable, the Mandates Commission ruled, since it was based on a concept of the Mandatory’s obligations, which are incompatible with the concepts of

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