Jerusalem (Aug. 22)
The Jewish National Council today called on the Jews of the world to observe next Monday as a “fast day and a day of mourning” in (##)mpathy with the 4,400 Exodus Jews who were today deported from Port de Bouc, France (##) the British zone of Germany, after refusing for three weeks to land anywhere but Palestine.
In Palestine the day will be observed with the closing of all places of en(##)ertainment and most of the shops and businesses. Mass meetings will be held in all the major cities and towns in the country. The Council also decided to send an ap(##)eal to the United Nations to intervene in behalf of the visaless immigrants.
A broadcast on the Irgun’s underground transmitter, “Voice of Fighting Zion,” today called on the Jews to either initiate a program of civil disobedience or to (##)ake part in an armed revolt against the British.
Meanwhile, the left-wing Hashomer Hatzair has cabled an appeal to the labor (##)ties of all nations to block any attempt to partition Palestine. The action came (##) a result of reports that the U.N. Committee on Palestine is leaning toward parti(##)n as a final solution.
The central committee of the General Zionist Party, meeting in Tel Aviv, instructed its delegates to the forthcoming meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee to vote against any decision which might lead to a civil war in the country. It also issued a unity call to all Palestine parties.
The Palestine Government announced the establishment of a $200,000 trust fund for dependents of civil service workers killed during extremist attacks. The first (##)eneficiaries will be the dependents of civil service workers killed during extremist attacks. The first beneficiaries will be the dependents of some 90 persons killed (##) the King David Hotel on July 22, 1946, when the Irgun blew up military and government offices there.