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Palestine Dominion Would Reconcile British Interests with Pledge to Jews, Says Strabolgi

Establishment of a Jewish Dominion of Palestine as a means of reconciling Britain’s essential interests in that country with its pledge to the Jews to create a national homeland for them there, was urged last might by Lord Strabolgi, president of the newly-formed Jewish Dominion of Palestine League.

Asserting that an independent Jewish Commonwealth could not stand alone, the Laborite peer said that a Palestine Dominion would have all sovereign rights, but would have the guardianship of the other six dominions. He expressed the opinion that the proposal would be supported by Arab trade unionists and businessmen.

The recent violence in Palestine, Lord Strabolgi added, cannot be used as an excuse to break Britain’s promise to the Jews. Messages of support from Palestine, Australia and Argentina were received at the meeting, which was attended by several members of Parliament and military figures.