Lord Melchett in Jerusalem; Reception by Vast Crowds
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Lord Melchett in Jerusalem; Reception by Vast Crowds

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Hundreds of eager sightseers were compelled to remain outside of the overcrowded Edison Theatre, the largest in Jerusalem, where Lord Melchett addressed a meeting of the Maccabi. The theatre was guarded by Palestine and British police, in view of a report spread before Lord Melchett’s arrival in Palestine that an attack on him had been planned by Arabs.

In the afternoon there was an impressive Maccabi parade in honor of Lord and Lady Melchett, culminating in open-air sports, at which the winners were presented with prizes by Lady Melchett.

Lord Melchett’s visit to Jerusalem is felt throughout the city which bears an air of festivity. Many functions have been arranged for his four days’ stay and all organizations and groups are eager to exhibit what they have achieved in their particular fields.

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