Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 44 Part 3.djvu/755

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CONVENTION-GREAT"BRITAINJALESTINE. Dmomnsmz 3, l924. 2185 " Whereas His Britannic Majesty has accepted the mandate in respect of Palestine and nmdertaken to exercise it on behalf of the of Nations in conformity with the following pro- V1S10IlS' an - * . _ “Wlfereas by the aforementioned article 22 (para aph 8), it is provided that the degree of authority, control or adiinmd 'stra- ti_on to be exercised by the Mandatory, not having been ipre- viously agreed ugm by the members of the Lca§ue, shal be explicit] defined y the Council of the League of ations; ‘Congrmmg the said mandate, dehnes its terms as follows :— "`°‘“·" °"”"‘d"°· "A1rr1cLn 1. " The Mandatory shall have full powers of legislation and of administration, save as they may be limited by the terms of this mandate. ‘ "Aa·r1cLn 2. “The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the coxmtry under such political administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid_down the preamble, and the development _of self-govern- ing institutions also for safeguarding the civil and religious rightsof all the inhabitants of Palestme, irrespective of race and religion. - “A.R'.l‘ICLE 3. " The Mandatory shall, so far as circumstances permit, encour- ‘ age local autonomy. LLABTICIJE 4. "An a ropriate Jewish agenc shall be recognised as a ublic K>dy foiipthe pugplgse of advisiingh and co-operating wgth {he d.m1D1• `str tion o a estine in suc economic socia an ot ier matters asamay afect the establishment of the Jewish national home and the interests of the Jewish poxglation in Palestine, and, subject always to the control of the A inistration, to assist and take art in the development of the country. " The Zgonist organisation, so longdas its organisation and con- sbtgtution aged in the clopinion of Itilgeshaiaindazxtory appropriatef shall reco ` as su agency. ta e steps in consu tation with H§:lBritannic Majesty s Government to secure the co-opera- tion of all Jews who are willing to assist in the establishment of the Jewish national home. “AB'1'ICLE 5. “The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Pal- estine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of, the Government of any foreign Power. “AP'1`ICLE 6. _ “The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the nghtsdlssg pslsigoig o€1otherJsectilc;ns of thetpopulation are grit preju ° a aci `tate ewis immigra 1on im er suita e conditions and shall encourage, in co·operation with the Jewish agency referred toin article 4, close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes. s