Jerusalem (Oct. 17)
More British troops arrived at Haifa today from Britain aboard the 15,000-ton Dutch liner “Volendam.” They disembarked with full equipment and will be transported to army camps in various parts of Palestine, it was announced.
The Jewish underground radio, “Voice of Israel,” today directed a broadcast to the British soldiers, asking them whether it had been “illegal” for British troops to raid Norwegian waters during the war to release British war prisoners. “So will we release our prisoners by all ways and means at our disposal,” the broadcast said. “We want peace with Britain. We do not want war. But those who estimate the strength of the Jewish self-defense organization at 60,000 are mistaken. Our self-defense groups member over 600,000, who will defend Jewish rights and save our Jewish brethren.”
Arie Wallenstein, correspondent of the Palestine Hebrew newspaper “Haaretz,” was deported today from Lebanon. The expulsion order, issued by the Ministry of Interior, did not indicate the reason for the deportation. Simultaneously, the Damascus police expelled a Jewish industrialist from Tel Aviv who was visiting Lebanon on business, and who had a Lebanese visa valid for two weeks.