The American delegation at the conference dispatched a cablegram to the American Jewish Congress declaring that the American Jewish Committee’s challenge of the representative character of the Geneva conference “was bound to strain our relations with the Committee to the breaking point,” the Congress revealed early Friday morning.
The full text of the cablegram read as follows:
“Responding to the urgency of the situation as well as the tragic pleas of representatives of Jewish masses in twenty-six countries, we concurred in calling the world Jewish congress at an early date. The tremendous task of mobilizing American Jewry for popular elections in a comparatively short time is made easier, however, by the consciousness that we are not alone in our struggle for Jewish democracy and that on European and other continents mighty hosts will be marching with us.
CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRACY
“The resolutions adopted at the conference on a multitude of Jewish problems show conclusively that Jewish democratic leadership is not only completely attuned to the will of the Jewish masses, but is also in possession of extraordinary tact, skill and a high sense of responsibility.
“We are profoundly shocked at the statement of the American Jewish Committee. Coming at this time it is a direct challenge to the forces of Jewish democracy and is bound to strain our relations with the Committee to the breaking point.
“Henceforth for us the one objective in America as elsewhere is to build Jewish unity through the expression of Jewish popular will.”