Moslem Conference Decides to Form Association to Protect Wailing Wall
Menu JTA Search

Moslem Conference Decides to Form Association to Protect Wailing Wall

Download PDF for this date

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A decision to form a world association of Moslems “for the protection of the Holy Places” and in particularly the Western Wall, was taken at the conference of Moslems held here Thursday, November 1, under the auspices of the anti-Zionist Palestine Arab Executive.

Eight hundred Moslems participated in the session. Among those present were Arabs from Transjordania, Lebanon and Syria. Messages of agreement, with the purpose of the conference, were read from Moslems in Egypt.

The conference decided to urge the Moslems everywhere to send petitions to Great Britain and the League of Nations in the matter of the Wailing Wall issue.

A committee was elected to carry out the decisions. A second session of the conference was scheduled to take place on Friday, December 2.

The Communist group in Palestine issued a proclamation for the second of November, the eleventh anniversary of the issuance of the Balfour Declaration, calling the Palestine population “to overthrow the British power in Palestine.”

The Arab Executive, anti-Zionist body, issued a proclamation for Balfour Day in which the Arabs are urged to “remember the second of Novemeber as a day of mourning.”

The correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was told at the headquarters of the Arab executive that it was not thier intention to urge Palestine Arabs to close their shops, nor to hold public manifestations on November 2nd.


Dr. Chaim Heller, famous Jewish scholar, recognized authority on Bible and Talmud texts, and author of numerous publications on the subject, arrived in New York from Berlin.

Dr. Heller, who organized a school for Jewish students in Berlin several years ago with the aid of American Jews, will spend some time here. Dr. Heller visited the United States four years ago.

The noted scholar has gained a wide reputation for his thorough investigations in refutation of the assertions made by the exponents of the German schools of higher criticism in relation to Bible texts. Dr. Heller is accompanied by his daughter, Miss Miriam Heller. Dr. Heller is stopping at the Hotel Monterrey.

Light, travelling at a velocity of 186,000 miles per second, can now be measured with only one mile of error as compared with from 60 to 100 miles of error a few years ago. Professor Albert A. Michelson declared in Washington, D. C., where he is honor guest at the annual meeting of the Optical Society of America, which is commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication, in 1878, of his first paper on a method for measuring light velocity.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund