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Jewish Congress Challenges Statements of B’nai Brith Head; Refuses to Abandon Plans; Says 50% of Dis

The American Jewish Congress yesterday made public a communication sent to Alfred M. Cohen, president of the B’nai B’rith, refusing to abandon its plans for the World Jewish Conference in Geneva on August 14, challenging his statement to the effect that the B’nai B’rith districts were unanimous in their disapproval of B’nai Brith’s participation in the conference.

The communication declares four B’nai B’rith districts in Palestine, England, Roumania and Turkey have voted unanimously to participate in the World Jewish Conference and that the Palestine District has elected Mayor M. Dizengoff to represent it. There are eight B’nai B’rith districts abroad and seven in this country.

The American Jewish Congress communication is in reply to a letter by Alfred M. Cohen, published in the Jewish Daily Bulletin of July 25th, in which he formally declines for the B’nai B’rith participation in the conference and calls upon the American Jewish Congress to abandon its plans in this direction.

The American Jewish Congress communication states that the B’nai B’rith letter, addressed to Bernard S. Deutsch, president of the Congress arrived on July 26, a day after its authorized release in the Jewish Daily Bulletin when Mr. Deutsch had already left for Europe. The reply in behalf of Mr. Deutsch, signed by the Executive Director of the Congress, Abraham H. Cohen declares:

“My dear Senator Cohen:

“We are disappointed to note in the

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