David Brown Expresses Satisfaction with Marshall-weizmann Accord
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David Brown Expresses Satisfaction with Marshall-weizmann Accord

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David A. Brown, national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, who played an important part in the recent negotiations to bring about accord between the Zionists and non-Zionists in the United States, expressed satisfaction with the recent exchange of letters between Dr. Chaim Weizmann and Louis Marshall, according to a release issued by the headquarters of the United Jewish Campaign in New York.

The statement which makes public a letter from Mr. Brown to Mr. Marshall on this subject reads:

“Seconding Louis Marshall’s affirmation of the hope of a new and lasting accord in all Jewish purposes presaged by the declaration last week by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, leader of the World Zionist Organization, calling for mutual recognition of the various aims represented among the Zionist and non-Zionist groups, David A. Brown, national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, wrote to Mr. Marshall on receipt of the correspondence which had passed between the two leaders, expressing his gratification at the ‘frank and aggressive statement made by Dr. Weizmann.’ Mr. Brown also assured Mr. Marshall that he is personally resolved on his own part to ‘make every effort to bring about a finer understanding among all groups of American Jewry.’

“Mr. Brown’s letter, transmitted to Mr. Marshall, January 20, was in full as follows: “‘My dear Mr. Marshall:

“‘Upon my return to New York this morning from a trip in the west, I was very happy indeed to find a copy of Dr. Weizmann’s letter to you and your reply which gave evidence that our conversations over the past weeks have brought about the results aimed at.

‘”I am extremely hopeful that those who have assumed the responsibility of carrying on the work of the United Jewish Campaign in all parts of America and who have resented the attacks on this Campaign, will be entirely placated by the frank and aggressive statement made by Dr. Weizmann, as the head of his great world organization.

“‘I was particularly happy at his recounting my meeting with him in Paris at which time both of us agreed as to the needs for Palestine and the needs for our suffering brethren in all parts of Europe. It was extremely unfortunate that there were those who in their zeal lacked a full understanding of the fine, generous spirit of the rank and file of American Jewry, who have carried in the past, and will continue to carry in the future, their full share of responsibility towards every cause in which Jews may be concerned-whether it be in Poland, Russia or Palestine.

“‘I am encouraged to hope that those who sought to read every Jew out of Judaism who does not agree with their particular philosophy will take heed of the courageous statement of Dr. Weizmann that he fully respects the viewpoint of the non-Zionists and urges “upon all Zionists the importance of realizing that every Jew has the right to his own opinion as to what is needful for the good of Jewry,” and that there must be an “endeavor to cooperate with the non-Zionists who do not concede priority to the claims of Palestine over those of our brethren who live in other countries.”

“‘You may rest assured, my dear friend, that I shall make every effort to bring about a finer understanding among all groups of American Jewry in my capacity as National Chairman of the United Jewish Campaign.

“‘During the past seven or eight years, I have crossed the American continent many times and have raised my voice for a clearer and more sympathetic understanding between Jew and Jew. I have rarely, if ever, been disturbed by the attacks from without, but have been much disturbed by the attacks from within.

“‘I sincerely hope that the peace which has been brought about by the many frank discussions of the past weeks may be of so lasting a nature, that it will never again be broken.

“‘Sincerely yours, (signed) “‘DAVID A. BROWN.’

“The negotiations conducted during the past fortnight between the acknowledged leaders of the outstanding great groups of American Jewry, to which Mr. Brown alludes, eventuated in a momentous exchange of letters hailed in all quarters as cementing a new accord among all the forces of American Israel.

“The correspondence between Dr. Weizmann, as the authoritative head of World Zionist affairs, and Louis Marshall, as spokesman for those who for over a decade have borne the burden of the huge relief and reconstruction responsibility in Europe, predicates a rapprochement on the basis of mutual tolerance and respect for the aims represented by the different groups, viewed from the fundamental standpoint of responsibilities affecting all Jews.

The Jewish communities of Rock Island. Moline and Davenport raised $10,650 at a meeting Sunday night in the Fort Armstrong Hotel in Rock Island, Ill., which marked the opening of the campaign to raise $20,000 for the United Jewish Campaign. Dr. Henry Moskowitz of New York was the principal speaker.

The quota in the United Jewish campaign for the tri-cities was set at $30,000, $10,000 was raised last summer.

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