London (Jan. 16)
Roumanian Government’s Measures are Considered Inadequate by Joint Foreign Committee (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The measures taken by the Roumanian government following the recent anti-Jewish excesses in Roumania are viewed as inadequate by the Joint Foreign Committee, the body representing the Anglo-Jewish Association and the Board of Jewish Deputies.
The dissatisfaction of Anglo-Jewry with the present state of affairs in Roumania was given expression to in a letter addressed by Lucien Wolf, secretary of the Joint Foreign Committee, to the Roumanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Titulescu, according to a report submitted yesterday at the monthly meeting of the Board of Jewish Deputies. This step was taken, Mr. Wolf declared in behalf of the Joint Foreign Committee, in view of the continued audacity of the anti-Semitic agitators and “because of the unsatisfactory political conditions of the Jewish population in Roumania.”
The Joint Foreign Committee, Mr. Wolf added, arrived at the conclusion that the government’s punitive action is not altogether consistent with the pledges made by Minister Titulescu in his telegram to Mr. Wolf recently. The committee has therefore written to the Roumanian Foreign Minister, urging him to take more effective remedial measures on a wider scale. The letter expresses the opinion that “the entire Jewish community in England, as well as all right minded men of other confessions, are not satisfied that deep rooted evils can be cured with the dismissal of three prefects and short sentences imposed upon a score of irresponsible students. There are abundant symptoms in Western Europe and in America that the postponement of this essential task must react unfavorably on the good repute of Roumania.”
Mr. D’Avigdor Goldsmid, president of the Board of Jewish Deputies, added that the Joint Foreign Committee has decided to bring this correspondence to the notice of the British government and to ask the government to make friendly representations to the Roumanian government concerning this matter.