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Steamship Companies Reduce Rates for Palestine Near East Fair

September 13, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

Reductions in fares and transit rates in connection with the next Palestine and Near East Exhibition and Fair to be held at Tel-Aviv in the fall were announced by steamship companies serving Palestine.

The Lloyd-Triestino Shipping Company has made a 25% reduction on passenger fares and a 30% reduction on goods sent for exhibition at the Fair. The German Lloyd and Oriental Service has made a 331/3% reduction on goods sent to the Fair and the Roumanian Maritime Company has declared a 40% reduction on goods and a 30% reduction on fares.

The first of the Fairs was held in the spring of 1924 and they have now become a permanent biennial feature in Palestine. They are intended to provide a meeting place for merchants from the East and the West for the purpose of exchanging their goods, taking the view that the business element in Palestine which has come from the West and has connections with practically every country in the world is the most suitable for spreading the sale of Western goods in the Middle-East and for opening markets for Middle-Eastern products in the West.

Congregation Beth Israel of Syracuse, N. Y., dedicated its new synagogue.

The congregation, which was founded 72 years ago, on August 7, 1854, has worshipped for 70 years, since 1856, at its synagogue at Grape Street. The new temple was erected at a cost of $120,000.

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