Hitherto only passing reference has been made to the problems of Palestine, where the population, while reacting to the echo of events in Syria and watching them with keen interest, was primarily absorbed in the peculiar difficulties of its relations with the Jews. The text of the Balfour Declaration has already been given, and some allusion made to the military administration set up as a result of the British occupation. The children of the Jewish and Christian communities nearly all go to schools maintained by non-Government organizations. The Jewish schools are mostly run by the Zionist Organization; the Christian Schools by ecclesiastical and charitable bodies. An exhaustive inquiry was made into these events, the causes of which lie so deep in the nature of affairs in Palestine, and are so admirably set forth in the report of the Commission set up that, in spite of their length, certain portions are well worth quoting.