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Tel Aviv Jews Threaten Strike Unless Slaughter-house Permit Granted

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Rabbis Uziel and Aronsohn returned today to Tel Aviv after an interview with High Commissioner Chancellor in Jerusalem where they appealed to him against the government’s decision compelling the Jews of Tel Aviv to use the slaughterhouse at Jaffa. The High Commissioner gave the two rabbis no satisfactory answer.

Slaughtering in Tel Aviv is still forbidden and the Jews of that city have been without meat for two weeks, since they are unwilling to use the Jaffa slaughterhouse. A general strike is proposed in Tel Aviv to protest against the government’s attitude in forbidding slaughtering at Tel Aviv.

Before the riots broke out the Jews of Tel Aviv did their slaughtering in Jaffa which is nearby to Tel Aviv. The Jaffa municipality obtained a tidy sum each year in license fees from Jewish slaughterers. After the riots the Jews began slaughtering in Tel Aviv on the site of a leather factory, since they were unwilling to slaughter in Jaffa, an Arab city, where the (Continued on Page 4)

The government forbade the use of the abandoned leather factory as a slaughter house and fined the owner. In the meantime the government tried to get the Jews to return to Jaffa for their slaughtering business. The present impasse is the result of the Jews’ refusal to abandon Tel Aviv for their slaughtering.

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