Palestine Labor Accelerates Efforts to Increase Jewish Recruitment

Efforts will be made to accelerate the pace of Jewish recruitment in the armed forces in accordance with the decision to that effect adopted last week by the convention of the Histadruth, Palestine Labor Federation, it was learned here today.

To dramatize the Histadruth’s desire to increase the number of Jews in the British forces, several prominent labor leaders will enlist shortly. Two of them Yehuda Duvedvani, member of the executive of the Agricultural Workers Federation, and Levi Sholnik, member of the Jewish Socialist Labor Party’s executive – have already done so. It was also announced here today that Chana Rovina, star of the Habimah Theatre, has volunteered to work as a telephone operator in the civil defense set-up in Palestine.

A series of resolutions adopted today by the Tel Aviv municipality also urged all-out recruiting for both the army and the various civilian defense services. Declaring that the present hour calls for total mobilization of the Yishuv, the resolutions urge the inhabitants of the city to report immediately for military service and propose ostracism of those shirking their duties. An “ARP Week” will shortly be held in Tel Aviv to popularize enlistment in civilian defense activities.

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