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Air Views on Migration at Geneva

The question of opening Transjordan to Jewish immigration came up at today’s session of the Mandates Commission of the League of Nations, during the discussion on the report submitted by the Palestine government on Palestine and Transjordan.

A number of members of the Mandates Commission asked whether there are any possibilities for admitting Jews into Transjordan. Sydney Moody, Assistant Chief Secretary of the Palestine government, who is representing it at the session, explained that in principle there is no obstacle to the Jews entering Transjordan, but that politically, there are certain reasons which dictate against the admission of Jews into that part of Palestine.

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The question of Jewish immigration into Palestine was also discussed at length at today’s session. Questions were asked as to the immigration of Arabs into Palestine. Mr. Moody said that the number of Arabs entering Palestine is insignificant.

A great part of today’s discussion was devoted to an examination of the situation in Transjordan, especially to the question of the frontiers between Transjordan and Hedjaz. The position of the harbor in Akaba, Transjordan, was also examined.

The Mandates Commission also examined a number of petitions on Palestine. The rapporteur on the memorandum of the Jewish Agency was Penha Garcia of Portugal.

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