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Zionist Leaders Confer in London As Mediterranean Tension Stirs Fears for Palestine

The Mediterranean situation is causing the deepest concern in Zionist circles over the grave effect that threatened extension of the war to the Mediterranean may have upon Palestine.

Palestine’s economy has already been seriously affected by the war and may be further hampered by the British Admiralty’s precautionary measure in barring the Mediterranean to British ships, while extension of the war would bring Palestine into the center of hostilities.

The entire Palestine situation was thoroughly considered Thursday at a long conference in which the participants were President Chaim Weimann of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, members of the London Executive, Chairman David Ben Gurion of the Jerusalem Executive, Treasurer Eliezer Kaplan, and Geneva representative Nahum Goldmann.