Board of Deputies Moves to Reconstitute Joint Foreign Committee
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Board of Deputies Moves to Reconstitute Joint Foreign Committee

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Postponing further discussion on the functioning of the Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Anglo-Jewish Association, the board today decided to negotiate with the association to reconstitute the committee under a new agreement.

The decision was made at a meeting of the board following a two-hour discussion of the report of a commission appointed to inquire into the joint committee’s workings. The vote to defer further discussion was 67 to 60.

Neville Laski, president of the board, replying to a question on the Polish situation, declared that advantage had been taken of the recent visit to London of Felix M. Warburg, New York philanthropist, to have certain conversations. When the board is re-assembled steps will be taken in regard to coordinating relief activities in Poland, it was said.


The lot of the Jews in Germany shows no sign of improvement, the Board of Deputies of British Jews said in its annual report for 1936.

“The Joint Foreign Committee continues to make every effort to keep public opinion in England informed of the true nature of the German attack on civilization,” the report said.

“The effect of Nazi propaganda is evident in Rumania, where activities of anti-Jewish organizations have been greatly intensified.

“In Poland, the solution of the Jewish problem rests mainly with the Government, not through a policy of forced emigration, but in measures taking full account of the needs of the whole population, including those of Jewish origin and religion.”

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