Abdullah Celebrates

Sir Herbert Samuel, British High Commissioner for Palestine, and other notables from neighboring countries foregathered at Amman, capital of Transjordania, to celebrate the recently acquired independence of that State.

The Emir Abdullah, ruler of the country, read a declaration agreed upon by the British conferring rights of autonomous government on Transjordania. Sir Herbert Samuel, replying, said: "Great Britain would continue her interest . . . the country would be what the Arabs made of it."

Transjordania, or more properly Kerak, lies south of French Syria,...

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