Jerusalem (Sep. 21)
The continued hunt by Palestine police for illegal Jewish immigrants, has proven a source of embarrassment for Palestinian Jews anxious to tour the country in which they live.
Jewish groups motoring or hiking through the country have been stopped on many occasions by suspicious policemen and detained for hours until they could convince the police that they were not trying to enter the country illegally. Jews anxious to “See Palestine First” have been advised to carry their passports with them at all times, owing to the danger of being arrested as illegals.
A party of five Jews touring the Jordan in a small car were arrested by suspicious policemen and held until one of the party posted a bond of fifty pounds and guaranteed that the other four were also “kosher.”
A bus load of Jewish tourists also touring the Jordan were released by the police after arguments in Arabic and English which lasted for hours.