Royal Commission to Have 5 Members, All Non-political
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Royal Commission to Have 5 Members, All Non-political

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The Royal Commission that is to investigate the Palestine disorders as soon as peace has been restored will consist of five members, none of them members of the House of Commons, it was learned by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today.

Composition of the commission is expected to be announced at the conclusion of the present session of Parliament.

Believed already named, the five commissioners were not selected on the basis of political affiliations, it was learned. They are men who do not figure in political activities.

It is understood that the commission’s terms of reference include the widest authority, although final decisions will remain with the Government which is expected, however, to give greater consideration to the commission’s recommendations than to those of previous commissions.


It was authoritatively learned that the Government, despite pressure being exercised upon it, has definitely decided to adhere to its previously announced policy not to surrender to Arab intimidation by temporarily suspending Jewish immigration into Palestine.

This favorable development for the Zionist cause is understood to be due to efforts of Zionist leaders, especially Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the World Zionist Organization.

Meanwhile, reports from Jerusalem indicated that the Arab general strike was nearing the breaking point after three months during which upwards of 150 lives have been lost and damage to property has totalled millions of dollars.

The strike is believed foundering on dissension among Arab leaders and growing opposition to the strike and its attendant violence and disastrous effects on business by Arab merchants and workers.

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