Jerusalem (May. 18)
A general strike by all Jews in Palestine as a protest against the immigration policy of the Palestine government, to be carried out Wednesday from noon until seven o’clock in the evening, was proclaimed at the closing session of the Assefath Hanivcharim, the regularly elected assembly of Jewish Palestine.
During the strike it is proposed to halt entirely the normal life of the country. The strike resolution was adopted by an enormous majority. The only opposition to the measure came from Mayor Meyer Dizengoff of Tel Aviv and from Moshe Smilansky, president of the Jewish Farmers’ Association of Palestine.
Palestinian Jewry is united in opposing the Palestine government’s immigration policy. The recent announcement that the government had granted to the Jewish Agency for Palestine 5,600 immigration certificates, instead of the 20,100 asked, created great excitement in Palestine.
The Hebrew newspapers issued special editions and protest meetings were held throughout the country.
The assembly also adopted a resolution calling for continuation of the boycott against German-made goods until the position of the Jews in that country has improved.