London (Aug. 18)
Lord Melchett son and heir of the late Sir Alfred Mond, Jewish industrialist and Zionist leader, in an interview appearing in the “Daily Herald,” today states the Jews of England welcome the decision of the Geneva world Jewish conference to establish a world Jewish congress in the summer of 1934.
Lord Melchett declared he will do everything within his power to contribute to the success of the congress which aims at the protection of the Jewish people.
The English nation stands alone among the nations of the world in its attitude toward the Jews. If the world wants peace and prosperity it must turn from oppression of the Jews and follow the example of the English who heard the cry of Jewry for a national home and answered it through the great leader, Lord Balfour, Lord Melchett stated.
Today’s issue of the “Baptist Times” reveals editorially that its editor, speaking in behalf of British Baptists, sent a telegram to the Geneva conference, applauding its purposes.
The message declared: “British Baptists pray for the blessing of your work for the freedom of the Jews.” It stated further that the Baptists are pledged to equality of all religions and the abolishing of the disabilities to civil and religious freedom. The Jews, it declared, have enriched every department of human thought. Much of the enmity toward the Jews arises from envy of the greatness of the Jewish race, the Baptist spokesman asserted.