Jerusalem (Dec. 30)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The status of the Zionist Executive in Jerusalem was defined by a decision of the district court of Jaffa in a case where the litigant questioned the rights of the Executive under the laws of the country.
The attorney for the litigant contended that the Zionist Executive in Palestine is not a legal entity. The court, however, ruled that by virtue of the articles of the Palestine Mandate which designates the Zionist Organization as the Jewish Agency, the Zionist Executive has thereby been established as a public body and is not, therefore, subject to the laws for the registration of corporations in Palestine.
LITHUANIAN CONSUL DENIES REPORT OF MASS ARRESTS OF JEWS IN KOVNO
A denial of the press reports that 150 Jews were arrested in Kovno on charges of Communism, following the execution of a death sentence imposed by the court martial upon two Jewish workmen and two Christian workmen on a similar charge, was made by Henrikas Rabinavicius, Lithuanian Consul General in New York City, in a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
“I have been instructed by my government to emphatically deny the Warsaw cable report published in the “New York Times” of Tuesday, Dec. 28, which stated that 150 Jews were ordered to be arrested and court martialed, that German officials in the Memel territory will be ousted from January 1. 1927 and that a German newspaper in Memel has been officially suppressed by the Lithuanian government.
“I am informed by my government that there is not a word of truth in the despatch,” Mr. Rabinavicius declared.