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Jewish Workers Call Strike in Several Palestine Enterprises; Ask Higher Wages

Disregarding the government anti-strike order and the regulations covering the freezing of wages, workers of several Jewish enterprises today went on strike demanding higher wages.

The firms against which the strike was called are said to have no connection with war production. The central committee of the Histadruth, Palestine Federation of Labor, is meeting tomorrow to consider the situation. The Palestine Government will also take up the problems arising from the strikes.

Special taxation on war profits will be introduced in Palestine beginning early in 1943, the press reported today. The report stated that the tax law has already been drafted by the government and will soon be promulgated.

The role of the 150,000 Jews engaged in the Palestine war effort-in military, security, agricultural, defense and industrial units-will be depicted over the Palestine radio in weekly talks in Hebrew beginning next week, it was announced here today. The speakers will be prominent leaders of the Jewish community in Palestine.