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Courts to Rule on Whether Arab Convert to Judaism May Hold ‘forbidden’ Land

The puzzle of whether land in the “prohibited” zone of Palestine can be transferred to an Arab converted to Judaism will shortly be unravelled by the Palestine courts, The Zionist Review reports.

The question has arisen in connection with an application on behalf of an Arab of beisan married to a Jewess and converted to Judaism. He is the heir to 500 dunams of land in the Beisan valley left by his father, but his family is opposing the transfer on the ground that transfer of property to Jews in this area is prohibited under the land regulations of1940.

The Review asks: “Could any story provide a more scathing comment on the absurdity and injustice of the White Paper’s land regulations?”