GENEVA (Sep. 23)
A resolution stating that “the Assembly of the League of Nations expresses hope that the problems relating to Palestine may be solved in the near future, account being taken of all legitimate interests at stake” was submitted today by the Sixth (Political) Commission.
The resolution, which will be formally adopted by the Assembly tomorrow or Monday, winds up the discussion of the pales tine question in the Assembly and in the commission. In introducing it, Hollger Andersen of Denmark, rapporteur on the Palestine question, summarized the debate and stressed the need to settle the country’s future status.
“This problem has been rendered particularly complex by the importance attached on one hand to a national home for Jewish populations scattered throughout the world, and on the other hand of the safeguarding of the rights of the arab population,” M. Andersen declared.
Reporting on suggestions for settlement of the problem made during the discussion, he said: “The solution of partition, the study of which the Mandatory Power has been authorized to continue, gave rise to divergent comment, sometimes amounting to fundamental object-ions.”
He concluded by declaring that the British representative had noted the observations and had stated that the british government still considered partition the best and most hopeful solution, adding that until the recommendations of its Palestine partition commission were known, Britain regarded the Palestine problem as a whole as sub judice.