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  • Jews Half of Jerusalem Population

    Jerusalem Jews constitute little more than half or the total population of Jerusalem, according to figures supplementary to the general census numbers recently published. Jews number 34,000 out of a total population or 62,000. The same ratio obtains also in the Jaffa district where Jews constitute half of the population of 40,000. A slight decrease…

  • Macdonald Extols Chaluzim; Raps Palestine Critics

    Tribute to the vision of the Chaluzim, reproach to the critics of the British policy in Palestine, and reference to the strategic importance of Palestine, formed part of an address by Ramsay MacDonald, British labor leader and Parliamentarian at Cowdenbeath. “Rightly or wrongly, we have contracted obligations in Palestine” , he said. “To attribute the…

  • Turkish War Prisoners for Palestine

    Arrivals in Palestine recently include forty Palestinian Jews who served in the Turkish army during the Great War and were captured by the British forces. The British authorities at Constantinople came to their assistance to enable them to obtain permission to return to Palestine. They are all accompanied by their families.

  • Jews Barred from Temple Wall

    Great indignation was created among Palestinian Jews when they were barred from approaching the temple wall on Passover on account of an anti-Zionism Arab procession. “Palestine is our own country” – “Down with Zionism” and “Long live Mustap a Kemal Pasha” were some of the shouts of the marchers resulting in the arrest of several…

  • Samuel Issues Report on Elections

    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency will be glad to answer inquiries for further information about any of the news items contained in this Bulletin No property qualification will be required for the exercise of suffrage in Palestine, Sir Herbert Samuel, the High commissioner of Palestine, declares in his report today, on the recent Legislative Council elections….

  • Palestine Progressing Despite Depression

    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency will be glad to answer inquiries for further information about any of the news items contained in this Bulletin Considerable expansion in the economic and labor spheres is indicated in the report of the Palestine Administration for 1922, today issued. The economic depression notwithstanding. several important commercial enterprises were launched and…

  • Sokolow Eulogizes Harding As Zionism’s Friend

    The Thirteenth Congress of the World Zionist Organization at its first business session this morning paid solemn tribute to the memory of President Harding, when upon the mention of his name by Nahum Sokolow, who presided, the entire assembly arose and remained standing until he finished the eulogy. “The Jewish people join the entire world…

  • Former Ottoman Subjects Barred from Turkey

    Instructions have been issued by the Minister of the Interior with reference to the entry of foreigners into Turkey. All foreigners, except Christian subjects of Greece, may enter Constantinople without a permit. Their passports must however be vised by a Turkish consul in their countries or by a foreign consul in charge of Turkish interests…

  • Palestine Rapidly Progressing Says Sir Alfred Mond

    Palestine is progressing with American rapidity, but needs most of all more American settlers, Sir Alfred Mond, financier and member of Parliament, who is bound for America on the Berengaria declared in an interview with the representative on board, of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Sir Alfred said he was glad to learn Louis Marshall, Herbert…

  • Hussein Demands Full Independence for Palestine

    The “Falastin” writing on the recent declaration made by King Hussein’s representative in Jerusalem says: “Anyone reading the declaration made by the representative of King Hussein will believe in the King’s devotion to the Arab cause, particularly as far as the Palestine question is concerned. “This declaration will remove all doubts and will cause much…