Salonica Governor Urges Revoking of Yom Kippur Legal Holiday Ruling
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Salonica Governor Urges Revoking of Yom Kippur Legal Holiday Ruling

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What seems to be a counterpoint to the turbulent Jewish situation here which is growing more aggravated with repeated evidences of a widespread anti-Semitic movement, is the reaction on the part of the Jews themselves to the trouble in Palestine.

On one hand the government is being stormed for a revocation of its recent decree establishing Yom Kippur as a legal holiday in Salonica by the Governor of Salonica, who insists that such a step will appease anti-Semitic bodies.

On the other, the Jewish populace, large numbers of whom have recently established permanent homes in the Holy Land, are fearful lest their brethren be ejected and possibly turned adrift or obliged to return to Greece. The latter eventuality would mean perhaps serious trouble in a community already disturbed by political anti-Semitism.

Crowds are hourly visiting the Zionist headquarters for news of Palestine. The Revisionists have organized a protest meeting demanding that all Jewish organizations reject immigration certificates which admit young pioneers to the Holy Land. This is in retaliation for the curtailment of certificate issuance by the Palestine administration and in line with the recent decision of the Central Revisionist Union.

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