Hebraist Zealots Attack Yiddishists in Telaviv; Several Injured

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Several persons were injured and three were arrested in a clash between Hebraist zealots and Yiddishists in Tel Aviv last Friday evening.

The clash occurred at the celebration arranged by the local Poale Zion club, commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the Czernowitz conference where Yiddish was proclaimed as “a national language” of the Jewish people. The attack was perpetrated by the “G’dud Magginei Ha’saffah” a youth organization “for the protection of the Hebrew language.” Mr. Wescher, Poale Zion leader and member of the Tel Aviv Municipal Council, was among those injured.

The incident called forth wide excitement among Jewish workers in Tel Aviv. The municipality has addressed a letter of regret to Mr. Wescher. The Brith Trumpeldor, youth organization, published in the press a denial of the rumor that it participated in the attack.

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