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Macdonald Government Refuses to Intervene Against Compulsory Sunday Rest for Greek Jews

August 14, 1924
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The Macdonald Government has declined to intervene with the Greek Government in the matter of the compulsory Sunday rest law recently passed by the Greek Parliament, by which the Jewish Community in Greece is seriously affected.

The request for friendly representations to the Greek Government was made by Mr. Lucien Wolf, Secretary of the Joint Foreign Committee, representing the Board of Jewish Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Association, who asked that the Jews in Greece be given the possibility of observing Saturday as the Sabbath. The reply of the British Foreign Office to the request was that the British Government do not consider this question a matter for intervention as it is of a purely domestic nature.

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