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Vaad Leumi Appeals to Arabs, Allaying Fears of Designs on Holy Places

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

An appeal to the Arabs of Palestine was issued by the Vaad Leumi, National Council of Palestine Jews, today.

In the appeal, the Vaad Leumi declares that in connection with the incident at the Wailing Wall on Yom Kippur, the libelous charge has been circulated that the Jews are attempting to seize the Mosque of Omar. The Jews only claim free access for worship at the Wailing Wall, the appeal explains. This right was recognized by Rome, the Caliphs and the Ottoman Sultan. The Jews helped the Moslem conquerors of Palestine and they were reciprocally guaranteed their rights, particularly to worship at their Holy Places. The Jews will never permit this right to be abolished or limited.

The Jews wish to build the country together with their Arab brethren and call upon the Arab leaders to dispel the libels, creating a basis for cooperation.

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