Palestine Launches Drive to Speed Jewish Recruitment

A drive for a second contingent of ten thousand Jewish volunteers for the British forces was launched here today with an address by Moshe Shertok, chief of the political department of the Jewish Agency. Shertok called upon the Yishub to increase its war effort by sending Jewish youth to the front. He emphasized that recruiting does not have to interfere with Jewish war efforts “in the field and in the factory.”

High points of a colorful campaign to increase Jewish enlistment in the armed forces will be a leaflet distribution from airplanes and a military parade through the main streets of the city. Visits will also be made to theatres and cafes in order to personally contact potential volunteers. A “Yishub Conference”will be held next Wednesday as part of the campaign.

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