Jerusalem (Oct. 28)
More than 300,000 voters went to the polls throughout Palestine today to elect 79 delegates to the World Zionist Congress, running on 15 slates.
The chief issue in the elections is partition, with the Zionist attitude towards Britain running a close second. The Revisionists charged yesterday on the eve of the elections that the Jewish Agency has already signed an agreement with the British Government “selling out Jewish interests.” The Agency vigorously denied the allegation. For the first time in the history of modern Palestine the Communist Party has entered the election lists.
The dusk-to-dawn curfew which has been in effect on all roads was lifted only for tonight to facilitate the widest participation in the elections.