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Jewish Communities in Australia Protest Wailing Wall Incident

December 23, 1928
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Melbourne Jewish Body Objects to Criticism of British Administration (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Jewish communities in various parts of Australia have gone on record as protesting against the Wailing Wall incidents in Jerusalem.

At a specially called mass meeting resolutions were adopted to this effect, voicing criticism of the Palestine administration.

This action by the Jewish communities of Australia met with the opposition of the Jewish Advisory Board of Melbourne, an association of congregations in East Melbourne and St. Kilda. The Advisory Board addressed a communication to the Prime Minister of Victoria and to the daily press, disassociating itself from the protests.

The Rev. Jacob Danglow of the St. Kilda Congregation and chaplain of the Commonwealth Military Forces, in a sermon he delivered Saturday, strongly protested against British Jews criticizing the British administration of Palestine.

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