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Palestine National Council Adopts One Point in Zionist-revisionist Program

October 24, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

One feature of the program of the League of Zionist Revisionist was endorsed by the Vaad Leumi, the National Council of Palestine Jewry, at a meeting held here last night, at which Vladimir Jabotinsky was present.

Following an address delivered by Mr. Jabotinsky, who was supported by Mr. Ben Zwi, labor leader, the National Council adopted a resolution demanding the establishment of a Jewish unit in the Palestine Transjordanian frontier force. Only two members of the Council voted against the resolution.

At the same meeting, the National Council adopted a resolution urging that the Palestine government make amendments to the municipal elections law which was recently promulgated. The national Council demanded that women be granted franchise in the elections, that the tax rate entitling citizens to vote be diminished and that the age of the voters be lowered. The resolution also urged that the right to vote be given not only to those who are already citizens, but to those who have already applied for citizenship.

According to the municipal elections ordinance, every male Palestinian aged twenty-five has the right to vote. The voting right is accorded to every citizen who pays a tax of at least 50 piastres annually on real estate which he owns or one pound as a lessee of property.

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