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  • Moslem Youths in Egypt Prepared for Holy War to Defend Wailing Wall

    The Wailing Wall Commission, here to investigate Moslem and Jewish claims to the Wall, today received a telegram from the Moslem Youth’s Association of Egypt saying that they were “prepared, like all Moslems the world over, for a holy war to defend the precious shrine (the Wailing Wall) against all attacks”. The Jewish memorandum which… More ▸

  • Wailing Wall Commission Opens First Session; Jewish Case to Start Wednesday

    The international Wailing Wall Commission here to investigate Moslem and Jewish claims to the Wall, held its first session today. The Arabs proposed fourteen representatives at the hearings and Emil Loefgren, the chairman, informed the press that after the first meeting the Jews will probably have an equal number. YELLIN APPLAUDS NEUTRALITY At the opening… More ▸

  • Davis, Palestine Treasurer, to Be Acting High Commissioner

    Steuart Spencer Davis, treasurer of the Palestine government, will become acting High Commissioner of the country when High Commissioner Chancellor leaves the country at the end of this week. Mr. Davis has been prominently mentioned as the next chief-secretary of Palestine to succeed Harry C. Luke, who was recently appointed lieutenant-governor of Malta. Mr. Davis… More ▸

  • Meyer Named to Montana Board of Education

    William Meyer of Butte, was appointed by Governor Erickson as a member of the State Board of Education. Mr. Meyer is a prominent attorney in Butte and has been a member of the Montana house of representatives, representing Silver Bow County. He is a member of the Butte Temple. More ▸

  • Soviets Planning to Release Rabbi Lazarev

    The correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has learned that the Soviet government intends to recall Rabbi Lazarev, Chief Rabbi of Leningrad, from his exile in Narim, permitting him to reside in Soviet Russia but not in Leningrad, Moscow or four other centers. Rabbi Lazarev was arrested on February 26 by the Russian secret police… More ▸

  • Commissioners Pay Informal Visit to Wailing Wall

    The members of the international Wailing Wall Commission which arrived here the other day to investigate Moslem and Jewish claims to the Wall, paid an informal visit to the Wall Saturday morning, escorted by the Jerusalem District Commissioner Keith-Roach and the government official Edwin Samuel, son of Sir Herbert Samuel, former High Commissioner of Palestine…. More ▸