London (Nov. 4)
(J. T. A. Mail Service)
–Matters in Roumania are quite satisfactory and the change of Government will not make any difference in so far as the relations with the Joint Foreign Committee are concerned, Lucien Wolf said in reporting for the Joint Foreign Committee to-day at the meeting of the Anglo-Jewish Association, Leonard G. Moniefiore, the President of the Association, was in the chair. “Our relations with the Peasant Party,” he said, “have been very good, although we have differences with both Parties, but we believe we shall settle them amicably. Today’s papers state that M. Titulescu is likely to be Foreign Minister in the new Government. We are specially pleased to hear this since M. Titulescu is an old friend of ours.”
Mr. Wolf reported that negotiations had been carried on with the Governments of East European countries concerning the treatment of the Staatenlose. The Joint Foreign Committee also intends to bring the matter before the League of Nations and an important memorandum has been prepared to this effect.
In reply to a question whether the Joint Foreign Committee is likely to renew negotiations with the Russian Government with regard to the treatment of the Jews there, Mr. Wolf replied that this question would be considered at the next meeting of the Joint Foreign Committee, but there was no reason to believe that the situation had been improving lately.
The question of participation in the enlarged Jewish Agency, raised in the letter from the Zionist Executive was not discussed, since the letter states that the Executive will communicate to the Association the results of the New York Jewish Agency Conference. Pending the receipt of this information, the letter was merely noted.
The President made a statement on the work of the Jewish Colonization Association based on the report of M. Louis Oungre, the Director General, on his recent tour of the Ica colonies in the Argentine. The position had improved considerably since 1920; the statement said. Immigration, was quite satisfactory. Considerable difficulty was experienced in finding suitable elements for colonization, but this was partly solved by colonizing the sons of former colonists.
The religous life of the colonists kept pace with the increase of the population and their prosperity. A large new Synagogue was being built, the colonists themselves contributing Â£5,000 towards the purpose. In Basa Bilaso there were three Synagagues in existence and Â£1,000 annually were being contributed by the colonists toward their upkeep.
Preparations are being made for the annual banquet of the One Thousand League of the Mizrachi Organization of America, which will take place on Wednesday, December 5, at Broadway Central Hotel, New York City. The chairman of the banquet committee is Gerson Levitas.