Zionist Congress May Be Held in December to Weigh Partition Plan

The convening of the Twenty-First Zionist Congress in December is regarded in Zionist circles here as very probable, the JTA learns from reliable sources.

It is expected that the Palestine Partition Commission will complete its work in Palestine by the end of July and will return to London at the beginning of August. Supplementary evidence will be heard by the commission in London during the beginning of august, and it is expected that the report of the commission will be in the hands of the government not later than September.

It is pointed out in this connection that the opinion often expressed in the British press, that the adoption by the British government of a definite and unambiguous solution of the Palestine problem is essential for the restoration of order in the country, has also gained ground among the members of the Cabinet, and that consequently the government will urge the Palestine partition commission to submit its report with the least possible delay.

The British Government, the J.T.A. understands, is eager that the Palestine proposals should be discussed by the league of nations at its session in January 1938. It will probably submit its final proposals for the approval of parliament in October or November so as to be able to come to Geneva with a plan to which parliament has given its consent.

Under such circumstances the Zionist Congress will have to be convened in December in order to formulate the Jewish attitude to the plan before the session of the league of Nations.

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