Jerusalem (May. 23)
The general strike of Palestine Jewry protesting against the suspension of immigration passed without any untoward incidents or disturbances. Reports from every part of the country indicate that the strike was completely effective.
The Jewish National Council today issued an appeal in the Arabic language to the Arabs in Palestine. The manifesto pointed to the peaceful intention of the strike. “This day we wish to proclaim the possibility of a peaceful common effort of all the residents of Palestine. We call on the Jewish people to mobilize all its forces for the realization of the Jewish National Home”.
The Jewish National Council also telegraphed to the Jewish communities in Berlin, Warsaw, New York, Paris, Vienna and other centers reporting the strike and the reasons which led to it, appealing to the Jews for increased efforts on behalf of the Jewish National Home.
The rabbis have decided that special prayers should be said against the immigration stoppage this Sunday on the eve of the new Jewish month. The sole discordant note to m###r the harmony was struck by the Comunist party of Palestine which distributed handbills in Yiddish, saying “we favor a workers’ struggle not on behalf of the Zionist immigration but for revolutionary uplifting of the hundreds of millions of slaves within the colonial possessions of the British Empire”.
The Chief Rabbinate and the Agudath Israel, world Orthodox organization, issued a special call for special services in the synagogues this afternoon.