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Funeral at Tel Aviv

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All walks of life joined in the impressive funeral services which were held here yesterday for Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, young Zionist labor leader and head of the political department of the Jewish Agency in Palestine, who was shot and killed by two assailants in Tel Aviv Friday evening.

Over sixty thousand men, women and children joined in the silent demonstration as the funeral cortege passed, led by rows of school children carrying mourning banners, and including delegations from all parts of the country.

Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope, High Commissioner for Palestine, was represented in the funeral procession by his personal aide. Scores of other Government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, Christians and Moslems, joined with the representatives of the Jewish population in the procession.


Large delegations of colonists, Revisionists, Brith Trumpeldorites and the Agudath Israel marched in the procession. The German consul, the acting Anglican Bishop, representatives of the army and the mayor of Jerusalem also marched.

Among the wreaths at the grave was one from the Arab workers.


A stirring eulogy of Dr. Arlosoroff was delivered by Beryl Katzenelson, Palestine labor leader, who declared that “Jewish labor will not be deterred in its inspirations by the murder of Dr. Arlosoroff.”

Meyer Dizengoff, mayor of Tel Aviv, spoke in behalf of this all-Jewish community. M. M. Ussishkin, veteran Zionist leader, spoke in behalf of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, the Vaad Leumi (Jewish National Council), the Keren Hayesod (Jewish National Foundation), and the Keren Kayemeth (Jewish National Fund).

Messages of condolence continued to pour in here from all quarters of the world and word was received of plans for large memorial meetings arranged for today in London, Paris and Vienna. Vladimir Jabotinsky, Revisionist leader, cabled his condolences to the Jewish Agency.

In a letter to the Jewish Agency, the High Commissioner paid glowing tribute to Dr. Arlosoroff. “The straightforward sincerity, genuine idealism and high-minded endeavor marked the man and earned him the respect of all who enjoyed his confidence and friendship. His powerful intellect and devotion to his work made it easy for him to approach the problems of Palestine with a sane, clear outlook.”

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