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Palestine Questions Raised in Commons

November 27, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The new infringements on the status quo of the Wailing Wall were again brought to the attention of the Government by Lieut. Commander Kenworthy.

Col. Leopold H. Amery, Colonial Secretary, in reply stated that he has already inquired into the whole situation and is still awaiting full reports. He has every confidence in the Acting High Commissioner, the Secretary added.

Col. Josiah H. Wedgwood, Laborite, asked the House whether tenders had been received for the Haifa habor works and when the work would be started. He also inquired whether the wages of the laborers would be stipulated in the contracts. Col. Amery replied that tenders had not yet been received. He hopes to inform the member on the other points in one month.

The Labor Member further asked on whose authority the Palestine police examined the luggage of Vladimir Jabotinsky, leader of the Zionist Revisionists. Col. Amery replied that he is inquiring on this point of the Palestine government.

DUCA DENIES ANTI-SEMITIC AID TO GOGA

A denial of the report from Bucharest that former government member Duca had joined Octavian Goga in an anti-Semitic campaign to embarrass the Maniu government, was contained in a cablegram from Duca to Leon Fischer, vice-president of the United Roumanian Jews of America.

The cablegram read: “Please deny absurd news. Best proof our electoral bloc in elections with Dr. Filderman and his Jewish association.”

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