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Jews of South Africa Play Important Part in Political Campaign

The approaching elections to the new parliament in South Africa have demonstrated the strength and importance to which the Jewish community of that region has of late grown. Many Jewish citizens are among the candidates appearing on the tickets of the South African and Labor Parties.

The Jewish community as a whole is taking a great interest in the election which is to decide the fate of General Smuts government. No Jewish candidates are on the tickets of the Nationalist and Dutch Parties. The Jews are avoiding the introduction into the campaign of matters specifically Jewish, and are voting only in accordance with their political convictions.