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Britain Seeks Early League Action on Partition

IT WAS RELIABLY LEARNED TODAY THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS REQUESTED THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS COUNCIL TO PERMIT THE MANDATES COMMISSION TO CONSIDER THE ENTIRE REPORT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION, TOGETHER WITH ITS PROPOSAL TO TRIPARTITION PALESTINE, AT ITS JULY 30 EXTRAORDINARY SESSION.

SINCE THE ROYAL COMMISSION’S PROPOSALS AFFECT THE MANDATE OVER PALESTINE, THE MANDATES COMMISSION MAY NOT CONSIDER THE REPORT WITHOUT THE COUNCIL’S PERMISSION.

GENERAL SECRETARY JOSEPH AVENOL, AFTER RECEIVING THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S REQUEST, IMMEDIATELY CONSULTED WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS. NEGOTIATIONS ARE CONTINUING, WITH A DECISION EXPECTED AT AN EARLY DATE.

PROF. WILLIAM RAPPARD, VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE MANDATES COMMISSION, TOLD THE JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY TODAY IT WAS THE COMMISSION’S DUTY TO SAFEGUARD COMPLETE APPLICATION OF THE MANDATE AND THAT IT WOULD DO SO AT THE NEXT SESSION.

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