20/04/2012Mandate for Palestine text/League of Nations decision confirming the Principal Allied Powers' agree…3/10unispal.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/0/2FCA2C68106F11AB05256BCF007BF3CB
The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the country undersuch political, administrative and economic conditions as willsecure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laiddown in the preamble, and the development of self-governinginstitutions, and also for safeguarding the civil and religiousrights of all the inhabitants of Palestine, irrespective of raceand religion.
The Mandatory shall, so far as circumstances permit, encouragelocal autonomy.
An appropriate Jewish agency shall be recognised as a public bodyfor the purpose of advising and co-operating with theAdministration of Palestine in such economic, social and othermatters as may affect the establishment of the Jewish nationalhome and the interests of the Jewish population in Palestine,and, subject always to the control of the Administration, toassist and take part in the development of the country.The Zionist Organisation, so long as its organisation andconstitution are in the opinion of the Mandatory appropriate,shall be recognised as such agency. It shall take steps inconsultation with His Britannic Majesty's Government to securethe co-operation of all Jews who are willing to assist in theestablishment of the Jewish national home.
The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestineterritory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed underthe control of, the Government of any foreign Power.
The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rightsand position of other sections of the population are notprejudiced, shall facilitate Jewish immigration under suitableconditions and shall encourage, in co-operation with the Jewishagency referred to in Article 4, close settlement by Jews on theland, including State lands and waste lands not required forpublic purposes.
The Administration of Palestine shall be responsible for enacting