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See Immigration Ban, Uncertain Political Conditions Hindering Jewish Enterprises in Palestine

That the suspension of immigration coupled with the uncertain political conditions have partially paralyzed Jewish enterprise in Palestine is the conclusion of a joint labor conference held in this all-Jewish city today. Speakers, in discussing the Jewish labor conditions throughout the country, voiced demands that Jewish national institutions, including the Palestine Emergency Fund, should intensify and speed up their activities.

This was urged as a means to encourage private capital. The speakers also called for the carrying out of the plan to settle one thousand families. It was pointed out that the unemployment in the towns is due to unemployed laborers from the colonies gravitating towards the towns.

The conference protested that despite the promises of the government it was not employing Jews, who number but 73 among 1,400 Arabs. The delegation from Haifa reported that it had pointed out to the district commissioner that only about forty Jews of Haifa were employed on public works while three hundred Arabs were similarly employed.