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Palestine Jewish Industries Produced $40,000,000 Worth of War Orders in 1942

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Two-hundred Jewish-owned industrial enterprises in Palestine, employing approximately 20,000 workers, produced about $40,000,000 worth of military orders in 1942, according to official statistics released here today.

A conference of Jewish mayors and heads of local councils held today at Petach Tikvah declared that there is a severe housing shortage in Palestine and that at least 5,000 rooms will be needed by Jews immediately after the war. The conference discussed various building plans and came to the conclusion that while cheap land for housing projects could be obtained after the war from the Jewish National Fund, the Palestine administration would have to finance the erection of new buildings with government credit.

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