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Agudath Israel Withdraws from Committees As Protest Against Vaad Leumi Football Stand

As a protest against the stand of the Jewish National Council with regard to Saturday football games, the representatives of the Agudath Israel, Orthodox organization which has been fighting Sabbath sports, today left all of the general Jewish committees, including the census council, the Jewish National Council’s municipal committee and the Jewish community of Jerusalem.

In an endeavor to settle the issue of Saturday games the Council recently announced that it would permit them provided no tickets were sold and smoking prohibited. The Agudath Israel has called on High Commissioner Chancellor to enact a law making Saturday games unlawful.