Jerusalem (Jun. 27)
Virtually driven out of existence by the opposition of the Jewish community, the terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi seems to be turning towards polictical activity.
In a memorandum sent to high personalities and institutions this week, the Irgun suggests the establishment of a “temporary Jewish government” and a national assembly composed of representatives of the Jewish Agency, all political parties and unaffiliated persons.
This temporary government and assembly, the memorandum continues, should inform the Jewish community here and abroad of its existance, should proclaim the extra- territoriality of the holy places of the Christian and Moslem world, pledge complete equality of the Palestine Arabs and offer “good neighbor” treaties to neighboring Arab countries.
The Arab newspaper Palestine reports today that the Arab Chamber of Commerce in Haifa has protested against the municipality’s adoption of a regulation compelling Jewish merchants to close their shops on Saturdays. The chamber of commerce based its objections on the fact that the mandate prohibits the Palestine Government from introducing laws affecting only a single religious community.