American Independence Day is Celebrated in Jerusalem
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American Independence Day is Celebrated in Jerusalem

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

The celebration of American Independence Day, and the sesquicentennial anniversary of the event, took place yesterday in the American Community.

An official reception was given at the American Consulate. Consuls, government officials, heads of communities, and notables called upon Oscar S. Heizer, the American Consul.

An American Independence Day dinner was given at the Allenby Hotel, a large number of American residents in Jerusalem attending. Dr. Harte acted as toastmaster, and speeches on the occasion were delivered by Mr. Heizer, the American Consul and Miss Henrietta Szold, President of the Hadassah, American Women’s Zionist Organization.

Jewish dietary laws were observed at the dinner.

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