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Palestine Economic Crisis Disappearing, Sephardic Chief Rabbi, Meir, States

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The opinion that the economic crisis in Palestine is disappearing and that the political situation there is good was expressed by Rabbi Jacob Meir. Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Palestine, who disembarked at Constanza on his way to Carlsbad.

A delegation of Jews and non-Jews, headed by Rabbi Schechter and Priest Grigorescu, welcomed the Palestinian Chief Rabbi. A banquet in his honor was arranged by the Jewish community of Constanza.

When interviewed by the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Chief Rabbi stated that the political situation in Palestine is good, that the administration of Lord Plumer has not disappointed Palestine Jewry and that the economic crisis is disappearing. Asked concerning the existing relations between the Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jewish communities, the rabbi stated that these relations were excellent.