Palestine Labor Convention Protests Against Sending Jewish Units Abroad

A resolution protesting the sending of Jewish military units from Palestine to other countries was adopted here today at the concluding session of the 50th convention of the Histadruth, the Palestine Federation of Labor.

The resolution was introduced by David Ben-Gurion, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency and one of the leaders of the Histadruth. He declared that Jews recruited into the British armed forces in Palestine should not be sent to other parts of the world.

The convention was marked by long and heated discussions on the question of whether the majority could impose political decisions on the minority since the Histadruth is a labor organization composed of members holding various political views. A sharp exchange of opinion took place between the delegations of the Jewish Labor Party who form the majority, and the delegates of the Hashomer Hatzair and the Poale-Zion.

Mr. Ben-Gurion, speaking on behalf of the Jewish Labor Party, announced that if any of the groups of which the Histadruth is composed would propose the dissolution of the various political factions within the organization, this proposal would receive the fullest support of the Jewish Labor Party.

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