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Palestine Jews Ask Postponement of World Jewish Congress Conference Until October

The executive committee of the Jewish National Council today cabled to the World Jewish Congress in New York requesting that it postpone its Emergency Conference until next October. The conference is scheduled to open in New York on May 20.

The Council based its plea for postponement on the fact that elections for the Assefath Hanivcharim, the Palestine Jewish National Assembly, will be held in June, and that the new body will be able to select a more “authoritative and influential delegation.”

Fifty-one Jewish immigrants from Rumania and other countries arrived in Palestine yesterday by rail from Turkey. Some of them are being detained in the Athlit Immigration Station while others have joined relatives here.