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Purim Carnival Brings Crowds from All over Palestine to Tel Aviv: Thousands of Arabs from Jaffa Vici

March 26, 1932
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Tel Aviv was to-day one of the most populous cities in the whole of the Middle East, when the entire population of 50,000, tens of thousands of Jews from all parts of Palestine, thousands of Arabs from the Jaffa vicinity, and hundreds of tourists from all parts of the world, were out in the streets for the Purim carnival.

There was not a single accident or arrest despite the crowds.

The carnival included a procession depicting the various Jewish migration movements into Palestine from the days of Abraham down to the days of Lord Passfield. There were many tableaux satirising the present position of the immigration problem in Palestine.

Jerusalem was practically empty, great numbers of its Jewish inhabitants having gone to Tel Aviv for the carnival. The members of the Oriental Jewish Communities in Jerusalem turned out, however, in the Jaffa Road, wearing their traditional Purim masks and with various Purim tableaux.

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