London (Jun. 19)
The attitude of the Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Jewish Deputies towards the Soviets is not one disposed to promote the best interests of the Jews in Russia, Bertram Jacobs declared at the meeting of the Board on Sunday.
“If the Soviets lost their power, Jews would be massacred in Russia on a scale that would make all past pograms and sufferings of Jews insignificant.”
Although the Soviet attitude towards the religious question is not good, its evils should not be exaggerated, Jacobs said, “as it prohibited only public instruction in religion.”
Colonel Waley Cohen, Chairman of the Law and Parliamentary Committee, gave it as his opinion that the Shechita bill was unlikely to be considered at the present session of Parliament.
The Joint Foreign Committee of the Board has announced that it has taken the attitude that the numerus clausus has no legality and has addressed a note to that effect to the League of Nations.
The controversy over “the book presenting the Jewish case” to the world which resulted in the last meeting of the Board’s breaking up in disorder was smoothed over at this meeting and the resignation of Rothschild as chairman of the Press Committee was withdrawn.