JERUSALEM (Aug. 27)
The session of the Small Zionist Actions Committee concluded here today following a two-hour report delivered by Moshe Shertok, head of the political department of the Jewish Agency. The report dealt with the present political situation, with the Jewish attitude towards Arab problems, with Jewish enlistment in the army and with possibilities of increasing the Jewish proportion in the fighting forces.
Mr. Shertok also reported on the Jewish situation in Russia, on the significance of the recent immigration schedule granted by the Palestine Government and on the release of the interned Jewish passengers who were saved from the steamer Patria when the ship exploded on the shores of Haifa, last November.
No resolutions were adopted by the session, though a lengthy debate ensued after Shertok’s report. The session was held under the chairmanship of M.M. Ussishkin, who was formally congratulated by the gathering on the occasion of his seventy-eighth birthday.