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Jewish Brigade (Fast)

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 12 April 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has received a report on the behaviour of the Jewish Brigade of the B.A.O.R., which was instituted as a protest against the Government's declaration on Palestine.

I understand that following the recent statement on the Palestine situation, personnel of the Brigade held a 24 hour fast, on 19th/20th November, to demonstrate their sympathies with the Jews in Europe. There was no collective indiscipline and duties were carried out in a perfectly normal manner.