A movement has been started here in certain Jewish and Moslem quarters against the Young Men’s Christian Association, which has just completed its new building in Jerusalem, the largest Y.M.C.A. building in the world, accusing it of being a conversionist organization, seeking to proselytize Jewish and Moslem young people by offering them athletic and educational advantages.
The Central Jewish Committee for Fighting Against Conversion has issued a leaflet, appealing to Jewish parents and Jewish leaders in Jerusalem to prevent young Jews from joining the Y.M.C.A. athletic and cultural clubs, and warning them that otherwise it will publish a list of names of all Jewish young men and women who have associated themselves with the Y.M.C.A. in Jerusalem, branding them as traitors to the Jewish cause.
The Arab Moslem press is publishing similar denunciations of the Y.M.C.A. in Palestine as a Christian missionary institution.