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160,000 Jews in Zion Without Suffrage

There are large groups of Jews in Palestine who have not taken out Palestinian citizenship papers and are consequently debarred from suffrage and other rights afforded to Palestinian nationals, I. Ben-Zvi, chairman of the Vaad Leumi, declared at a conference with newspaper correspondents here.

Speaking of the Vaad Leumi’s efforts in this direction and its endeavors to facilitate wider naturalization by Jewish residents of more than two years’ settlement who are foreign subjects, he said that there still remained 160,000 Jews in Palestine who have not given up the nationality of their previous countries of residence.