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Jews in Palestine Willing to Work 24 Hours a Day for Defense

Palestine Jewish workers are now in the factories eight hours a day but they are willing to work twenty-four hours a day, Israel Mereminsky, Histadruth delegate to the Workers Section of the International Labor Conference, last night told a joint meeting here of the International Federation of Trade Unions and the delegates to the ILO Conference.

Labor in Palestine, Mr. Mereminsky declared, is working full speed to produce defense essentials and there has not been a strike in a Palestine defense industry for the last year and a half. “We call upon Great Britain,” the Histadruth leader stated, “to fully exploit the productive capacities of Palestine and also demand the creation of a Jewish army which would be a constructive force to build up and defend Palestine, its neighbors and world democracy.”

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