Senator Favors Severing Relations with Roumania

(Jewish Daily Bulletine)

United States Senator Edward I. Edwards of New Jersey, declared himself in favor of breaking diplomatic relations with Roumania if the mistreatment of Jews continues, in the address he delivered at the sixth annual banquet of the Camden B’nai Brith.

“If this inexcusable persecution and discrimination is not immediately ended, I would go so far as to favor the severance of diplomatic relations, as was practically done with Russia following the Kishineff massacre,” the Senator said.

“All over this country we should protest against the unholy desecration of temples and discrimination against the Jewish race and insist that the laws enacted in Roumania be something more than a scrap of paper. As a U. S. Senator from New Jersey I would heartily support any dignified protest against the barbaric treatment of the Jews in Roumania, which apparently has the consent of the Government.”

Other speakers included Judge Joseph L. Kun, Philadelphia, president of District Lodge No. 3 of the order; former Judge Robert Carey, Jersey City, Rabbi Louis Wolsey, Philadelphia and Aaron Sapiro.

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