22nd World Zionist Congress Will Open Dec. 7; Palestine Will Send 79 Delegates

The 22nd World Zionist Congress will open in Basle, Switzerland, on Dec. 7, the Jewish Agency announced here today. The opening date was set back because of the transport difficulties facing American delegates.

The election campaign in Palestine opened today with the submission of 15 slates to the central election committee. The candidates will compete for the 79 seats awarded to Palestinian Zionists on the basis of the sale of nearly 300,000 Shekels. Efforts are being made to permit Jews detained in prisons and internment camps to cast their ballots.

The Hashomer Hatzair issued its first election broadside calling upon all Jewish institutions to combat terrorism. The pamphlet asked that Jews refuse shelter to the terrorists and have no contact with them. It also called for protection of all persons threatened by the terrorists.

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