The Handbook of Palestine by Harry Charles Luke

By Harry Charles Luke

Excerpt from The guide of Palestine

The instruction manual of Palestine has been written and revealed in the course of a interval of transition within the management of the rustic. whereas the publication was once within the press the Council of the League of countries officially licensed the conferment on nice Britain of the Mandate for Palestine; and, consequent upon this act, a brand new structure is to come back into strength, the nominated Advisory Council might be succeeded via a partially elected Legislative Council, and different adjustments towards larger self-government, which had awaited the ratification of the Mandate, have gotten operative. back, at the 1st July, 1922, the executive divisions of the rustic have been reorganized. The editors of the guide have endeavoured, to the easiest in their skill, to maintain velocity with those adjustments and to make the paintings as up to date as attainable; yet, in view of the problems with which they've been confronted during this connexion, they ask the indulgence in their readers if, from time to time, occasions have moved speedier than the printer.

They wish gratefully to recognize the help that has been so comfortably positioned at their disposal. within the first position they want to thank the excessive Commissioner for the encouragement he has given them of their activity, and for being more than enough to give a contribution the creation to the volume.

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