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Jews Aroused by Permit to Moslems to Continue Building Near Wailing Wall

Considerable excitement and much indignation has been aroused in Jewish circles here by the announcement that the government has granted permission to the Moslems to continue their building operations near the Wailing Wall.

Chief Rabbi Jacob Meir, of the Sephardic community, places responsibility for the situation upon the Zionist Executive and the Vaad Leumi, National Council of Palestine Jews.

Chief Rabbi Kook and officials of the Zionist Executive have interviewed the government officials on the subject. The Zionist officials have cabled to Zurich for instructions from the Zionist leaders on what further steps are to be taken.

The opinion prevails in the Jewish community that the Moslems intend to make the pavement around the Wailing Wall a main passageway to the Mosque of Omar. This is a violation of the status quo.