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Palestine Jews Show Concern in Transjordania Phosphate Concession

December 19, 1928
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Fear Opportunity for Jewish Labor Will Not Be Available (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Much concern in the reported efforts of the Gough Distributing Company, Ltd., to obtain the concession for the exploitation of Transjordanian phosphates is shown in Zionist circles here.

It is feared that since no Jewish capital will be invested in this enterprise, opportunity for Jewish labor will not be available. Captain de Valda, who is here in the interests of the company seeking to obtain the concession, stated that the final approval will have to come from the Colonial Office in London.

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