Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Final Returns of Elections to Palestine National Assembly Made Known

January 3, 1926
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The final returns of the elections to the Ascfath Ha’nivcharim, the Jewish National Assembly of Palestine, were made known yesterday.

Sixty-five thousand persons were eligible to vote, of which 33,000 cast votes. The returns from upper Galilean colonies are not yet known.

According to the final counting, the labor organization, Achduth Ha’avodah, polled 8,863 votes; the labor organization, Ha’poel Ha’zair 5,320; the centrum bloc 2,983; the Sephardic Jewish group 2,762; the Zionist Revisionists, 2,528; the women’s group 2,039; the democrats 1,383; the agriculturist group 1,530; the Mizrachi 939; the Orthodox group, Torah V’avodah, 782; the Communists 989; the Valley of Jezrecl groups 544, a group of Polish immigrants 610; a group called Achduth Ha’bonim 704, the artisans group 180, and the Young Mizrachi 199.

The names of 651 law students who have passed the State bar examination were made public yesterday by John Kirkland Clarke, Philip G. Wickser and Roilin B. Sanford, State Law Examiners. Three hundred and eleven of the successful candidates are Jewish.

Magistrate Max S. Levine had been named by Governor Smith to fill the vacancy on the bench of General Sessions caused by the resignation of Judge Alfred J. Talley. Judge Levine will preside in Part 8, General Sessions, during January.

Federal Judge Grover M. Moscowitz, recently named as successor to Judge Edwin L. Garvin, was inducted into office Wednesday in the Federal Building in Brooklyn.

Recommended from JTA