ports presented at the opening of the final day’s session and adopted by the conference hailed evidence of increasing unity in Jewish life as symbolized by the activities of the United Jewish Appeal.
The conference reaffirmed approval of the Joint Consultative Council to protect the rights of their brethren now being persecuted by the Nazis in Germany and other lands of oppression. Support was pledged the United Jewish Appeal and other organizations engaged in the upbuilding of Palestine as a national Jewish homeland.
The conference, in another resolution, expressed its “profound joy” at the economic, cultural and social progress in Palestine. The resolution “rejoiced to note that Palestine has proved to be a haven for many Jews, and urged the Mandatory power in these days of stress and crisis for Israel, to facilitate in every possible way the settlement of an increasing number of Jews in Palestine in accordance with the program of the Jewish Agency.”
JEWS SINGLED OUT
Another resolution adopted by the rabbis declared that the Jews have “shared with other groups the brunt of the fanatical assault upon individuals, group cultures and opinions. Anti-Semitism has been intensified.
“The Bible and the Jewish peoples have been singled out for especially bitter attacks,” the conference noted, “and the manner in which non-Jewish leaders of public opinion the world over, especially in the religious field, have cooperated in meeting these attacks is praiseworthy.
“The present assault on civilization, if combatted with vigor and statesmanship will, with God’s help be overcome.”