Immigration and Labor in Palestine

Courtesy Reuters

PALESTINE is a most interesting international phenomenon. For one thing, it is the last colonial land -- and the only land to be colonized since the world became more or less set in its new industrial form. Further, it is populated by two races of unequal numerical strength and governed by a third, appointed by the League of Nations and therefore in the position of world trustee, which has little direct interest but overwhelming indirect interest in the country's orderly administration and peaceful development.

Any study of the present problems of Palestine must start from the Balfour Declaration of 1917, and at the outset we had better remind ourselves of its terms: "His Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the Jewish People, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of that object, it being understood that nothing shall be done

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