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Vaad, District Head Discuss Mayoralty

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last September, is no longer entitled to hold the office.

Mayor Campbell, inviting representatives of the Jewish National Council for a conference today on the mayoralty question in Jerusalem, requested that results of the conference not be made public until tomorrow, since they must be approved by the High Commissioner for Palestine.


The demand that the mayor of Jerusalem be a Jew has been voiced in Palestine by Jewish institutions in view of the fact that during the municipal elections Jewish candidates received a large number of votes. There are now six Jewish members in the Jerusalem municipal council, forming a strong unit in the municipality.

Should a compromise be reached, there will definitely be a Jewish vice-mayor, while the mayor may be Dr. Hussein Fakri L. Khaldi, a Moslem, who defeated the former mayor, Nashashibi, in the contest for the municipal councilorship in one of the Arab wards in Jerusalem. Dr. Khaldi’s victory over Nashashibi was due to the fact that the Jews in this ward voted for the former, since Nashashibi has made himself unpopular with the Jewish population.

Nashashibi has been mayor of Jerusalem since the British occupied Palestine, during the World War. Dr. Khaldi had been an employee in the Palestine government medical service, but resigned recently in order to run as candidate in the municipal elections.

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