London (Aug. 4)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A plea to reorganize the Committee of Jewish Delegations, first established at the conclusion of the World War and the negotiation of the Peace Treaties in Paris, so as to constitute a “Jewish World Council,” was made by Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress, at a conference opened here yesterday.
Dr. Wise urged that the “Jewish World Council” should consist of representatives of the Jewish communities of the United States of America, Argentina, South Africa and Palestine.
Dr. Wise, in his address, pointed out that American Jewry needs an authoritative body representing European Jewry to consult on matters of Jewish importance. American Jewry, although it has given much to the relief of the situation of the Jews in Europe, must also know the opinions of European Jewry, which is unfortunately, at this time, the recipient, he stated.
The “Jewish World Council” is to consist of democratically elected representatives. The work which was started by the Committee of Jewish Delegations during the War period must be continued also under peace conditions, Dr. Wise said.
Dr. Leo Motzkin, Secretary of the Committee of Jewish Delegations, opened the proceedings of the Conference. He reviewed the activities of the Committee, particularly its recent activity in connection with the Schwartzbard case and with the movement for National Minorities in Europe.
An international congress of National Minorities will take place in Geneva August 25th, where representatives of the Jewish communities in Poland, the Baltic States, Austria and Czechoslovakia will participate. Prior to this congress, the twenty Jewish delegates will hold a separate conference, he stated.