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Government Urges Calm; Jews Pledge Aid

June 13, 1940
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An appeal for calm in the face of Italy’s entrance into the war was broadcast by the Government throughout the Holy Land yesterday.

Cautioning against panic, the Government broadcast pointed out that all necessary measures for the defense of Palestine had been adopted.

A formal pledge of Palestine Jewry’s loyalty and readiness to participate in the Allied struggle was voiced today by Isaac ben Zvi of the Jewish National Council and Mayor Israel Rokach of Tel Aviv in a call upon Chief Secretary James S. MacPherson of the Palestine Government.

Nationwide blackout went into effect at 7.45 o’clock last night. The larger cities have been holding precautionary blackouts since late in May. Vehicles were forbidden to operate during blackout until further notice.

Hebrew newspapers, meanwhile, published editorials hailing the impressive assembly of Allied forces in the Mediterranean.

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