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No Change in Zion Policy, Samuel to Return to Jerusalem, Official

June 26, 1923
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Apparently by way of silencing the various rumors in connection with Sir Herbert Samuel’s visit to London, a statement has been issued from an official quarter that no change in the Palestine policy is contemplated and that the High Commissioner will return to his post.

An opportunity will be taken to consult Sir Herbert on conditions in Palestine and on matters affecting the Government policy, but there is no intention of any alteration in the Palestine policy, the statement declares. Sir Herbert Samuel is expected to return to Jerusalem after his leave of absence, the statement concludes.

The “Evening Standard” says Sir Herbert will press the government for a full recognition of the Zionist policy in Palestine, putting forward his resignation as an alternative. This paper asserts, however, that although he is an excellent administrator and a devoted public servant, it is unwise to try and force Premier Baldwin to continue a policy which experience proved to be “impossible”.

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