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Arab-jewish Rift in Jerusalem Municipality Ended; Jews Return to Municipal Council

May 25, 1944
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The Jewish members of the Jerusalem municipality today resumed their seats in the municipal council, which they left two weeks ago in protest against an anti-Jewish speech delivered by the mayor of Jerusalem, Mustafa they Khalidi, at conference of Arab mayors in Palestine at which resolutions against Jewish immigration were adopted.

The return of the Jewish aldermen to the council came after the Palestine Government, through District Commissioner Newton, settled the dispute between the Jewish councillors and the Arab mayor. The British official appealed to both the Jews and the Arabs for continued cooperation emphasizing that was especially essential in view of the launching by the Palestine Government of preliminary measures for post-war development of the country.

A two-months strike of Jewish diamond workers in which 3,000 men were involved, was settled today when the last group of strikers returned to work.

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