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American and English Jews Cooperate to Protect Jewish Rights

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

American and British Jews are to cooperate in matters pertaining to the protection of Jewish rights in Europe and else-where whenever their rights are endangered, it was announced, at the monthly meeting of the Board of Jewish Deputies, held here Sunday.

In reporting concerning the understanding reached, Mr. Lucien Wolf, Secretary of the Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Jewish Deputies and of the Anglo-Jewish Association, stated that during Mr. Louis Marshall’s stay in London recently the President of the Joint Foreign Committee discussed with Mr. Marshall definite plans for the closer cooperation between the Committee and the American Jewish Committee. The result of these conversations is an arrangement calling for consultations between the two Committees on all questions of common interest, with a view to making possible joint or parallel action in accordance with the circumstances.

Mr. Wolf emphasized that the satisfactory conclusion of the agreement between the American Jewish Committee and the Joint Foreign Committee is not a new venture, in view of the fact that the two Committees cooperated very effectively in 1919. American public opinion is of tremendous weight at Geneva. The American Jewish Committee has always supported the action of the Joint Foreign Committee.

The monthly report submitted by Mr. Wolf concerning the situation of the Jewish communities in Europe included reference to the situation in Roumania. In that country perfect tranquility now prevails. The government has apparently resolved to carry out its pledges to the Jewish leaders to secure protection of Jewish life and property. Even the Roumanian opposition parties are realizing that they have nothing to gain by continuing anti-Semitic agitation.

In reply to a question concerning the persecution of religion by the Jewish Communists in Soviet Russia, Mr. D’Avigdor Goldsmid declared that the Joint Foreign Committee has studied the conditions in Russia for two months but it does not find it advisable to make any public statement at this moment.

Ground will be broken today for the construction of Temple Beth-El, in Ithaca, N.Y. All religious denominations of the city will be represented at the ceremony, it is planned.

MAKES STATEMENT AT BANQUET GIVEN HIM BY ROUMANIAN JEWISH FEDERATION

The assurance that no further anti-Jewish excesses will be permitted to occur in Roumania was given by George Cretziano, Roumanian Minister at Washington, at a banquet given in his honor Saturday night at the Hotel McAlpin.

The dinner was arranged by the United Roumanian Jews of America and the officers and members of the Executive Committee of the organization, acted as toastmaster.

“In my opinion, anti-Semitic excesses in Roumania, even when committed by a small group, as they invariably were, are things of the past, as they are in countries with an older civilization than Roumania,” the Roumanian Minister declared. Mr. Cretziano stated that the suggestions and recommendations presented to him by a delegation of the United Roumanian Jews of America some time ago were forwarded to Bucharest where they were “examined in sympathy.” The recent events in Roumania have shown that the Roumanian Government “has a sincere desire to avoid in the future any kind of vexations directed against the Jewish citizens by a group of turbulent elements.”

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