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Simple Ceremony Marks Opening Session of Newly-elected Palestine Jewish Assembly

September 13, 1944
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A Simple ceremony of raising the Blue-White flag marked today’s opening session of the newly elected Assefath Hanivcharim, the Jewish National Assembly,

Isaac Ben-Zvi, Chairman of the Vaad Leumi which is the executive body of the Assembly, reviewed the growth of Jewish economic, political, educational and social welfare activities in the past thirteen years since the last elections to the Assefath Haniveharim were held.

He estimated that there are now 560,000 Jews in Palestine, and regretted the fact that some groups, especially the Sephardic Jews, boycotted the elections and are, therefore, not represented in the Assembly.

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