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December 2, 1928
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The White Paper issued by the British Government concerning the Western Wall issue is a one-sided document and aims obviously at justifying the action of the Palestine police which interfered with the Jewish worshippers on Atonement Day.

This comment was made by Dr. David Yellin, former vice-mayor of Jerusalem who is on a visit to the United States in the interests of the Hebrew Teachers Seminary of Jerusalem.

If it is true that the Jewish worshippers have infringed upon the status quo by the erection of a temporary screen on Atonement day, it is equally true that the local authorities could have found other ways and means to remove the screen in a peaceful manner, without insult to Jewish sentiment and without making more acute the relations between the Arabs and the Jews, Dr. Yellin stated.

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