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Farmers Start Shekel Boycott in Palestine

May 14, 1935
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A call to boycott the forthcoming World Zionist Congress by not buying the Zionist Shekel was issued today by Moshe Smilansky, president of the Jewish Farmers Association of Palestine.

The call was circularized by Mr. Smilansky to every Jewish farmer in the country. It declares that the Jewish farmers do not consider the Zionist Congress representative of the entire Zionist movement because of the resolution adopted at the last session of the Actions Committee in Jerusalem to expel from the Zionist Organization those who employ non-Jewish labor.


The Haaretz, leading Hebrew daily of Palestine, today warns the Executive of the Zionist Organization to come to terms with Mr. Smilansky.

“The present majority in the Executive must speedily reach an

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