The Palestine Telegraphic Agency on June 1st will commence the distribution of Reuter’s News Service in Palestine, Mr. Jacob Landau announced prior to his departure from Jerusalem. Reuter’s Service will be supplemented by special P.T.A. cables, which will carry, as heretofore, news of special political and economic interest to Palestine.
Mr. E. D. Goitein, well known London journalist, will arrive in Palestine in August to join. “The Palestine Bulletin.” The “Bulletin” will be considerably enlarged in size, a number of departments being added in order to make the paper more comprehensive and more useful to the country.
Mr. G. Agronsky, who when the paper is reorganized, will join. “The Palestine Bulletin” as contributing editor, will be in exclusive charge of the newly established Middle East News Agency (Mena). This agency will maintain its own correspondents in the neighboring countries, particularly Iraq, Syria, the Lebanon, Egypt, Arabia and Transjordania, and in due course, Persia and Turkey. The enlarged “Palestine Bulletin,” as well as the Palestine press, will be supplied with the Mena service, which will consist of wire, mail and feature news from the above mentioned countries. This service should be of particular value to Palestine, fostering, it is hoped, a better knowledge of conditions in the neighboring countries, and promoting closer economic and cultural relations.
Mena service is intended primarily for the press of Europe and the United States, and will aim to place at the disposal of the newspapers throughout the world full and authentic information with regard to political, cultural, and commercial conditions in Palestine and the other Middle East territories.
Mr. Sch. Schwartz remains in charge of the Palestine Telegraphic Agency and of “The Palestine Bulletin.”
On June 1, cable despatches reported, the Palestine Telegraphic Agency started the distribution of the Reuter Service to the Palestine press in accordance with a recently concluded agreement.
The inauguration of the news service coincided with the British elections in which the Palestine population took a great interest. The P. T. A. offices in Jerusalem were beseiged by inquiries as to the results. Jewish labor organizations in Palestine were jubilant at the coming into power of the labor government.
The inauguration of the Reuter Service through the P.T.A., coinciding with the reorganization of “The Palestine Bulletin” was welcomed in messages to “The Palestine Bulletin” from Attorney General Norman Bentwich, District Commissioner Keith Roach, Bishop Macinnes and Mr. Shelly, (Continued on Page 4)
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