Bucharest (Nov. 24)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
An official denial of the rumors current throughout the country that the Liberal party, now ousted from power by the Peasant National Party under the leadership of Juliu Maniu, is pursuing an anti-Semitic campaign of propaganda to embarrass the new government, was issued by the party headquarters here.
The denial terms as malicious the reports that the Liberal party is engaged in anti-Semitic activities in Northern Moldavia, Bessarabia and Bukowina. It is nonsense, declares the official statement, to assume that the Liberal party is doing this kind of thing, since the party has never pursued a course of anti-Semitism which it considers dangerous to the State. Besides, the steadfast political relations of the Liberal party with Roumanian Jews are well known.
Close upon the publication of this denial came the news that the Union of Roumanian Jews of Bucharest, headed by Dr. William Filderman, has decided to renew its election alliance with the Liberal party. This decision was said to have been taken following the failure of the Union’s negotiations with the present government party. The government party was said to have been willing to grant the Union of Roumanian Jews only two mandates in Greater Roumania, preferring to give a preponderance to the Zionist groups.
In official circles it was declared that the Maniu government is displeased with the split within Roumanian Jewry, which will no doubt have its repercussion in the elections. The lack of a united front at this hour creates many complications, as many Jewish groups, unco-ordinated and unorientated, change positions daily being anxious to secure their candidates inclusion either on the government list, on separate lists or in combination with other groups.