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Admission of Poland, Spain and Brazil to League Council Will Affect Palestine, London Paper States

February 16, 1926
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Sees Influence of Pope At Work (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The admission of Spain, Brazil and Poland, all Catholic countries, to permanent membership in the Council of the League of Nations is viewed with alarm by the “Sunday Express.”

The paper suspects that the influence of the Pope is responsible for this move which is aimed toward securing a Catholic majority in the Council. This desire affects Palestine particularly, in view of the question of control of the Holy Places. Should this cope about, it can lead to schisms within the Council which has control over the Holy Places in Palestine, the paper states.

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