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Palestine Government Calls Conference to Consider Unemployment

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Representatives of the Palestine government, the Palestine Jewish Labor Federation and the Zionist Executive are to meet at a special conference to consider the unemployment situation in Palestine. This was learned today following the conference between Lord Plumer, the High Commissioner, and I. Ben Zwi, representative of the Labor Federation.

Lord Plumer stated to Mr. Ben Zwi that the Palestine government is interested in enacting labor legislation in Palestine and that a special commission, which has been appointed for this purpose, will continue to inquire into the matter.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is informed that an error occurred in yesterday’s cable despatch from Jerusalem concerning the sentence of the thirteen unemployed Jewish workers. They were not sentenced to ten days imprisonment but to one day. No recommendation with regard to their deportation from the country was made by the court.

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