Agudist Leaders Accept Partition with Reservations

VIRTUAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE PROPOSED JEWISH STATE IN PALESTINE WAS DECIDED UPON TODAY BY RELIGIOUS NON-ZIONIST LEADERS, WITH THE QUALIFICATION THAT THE SUGGESTED BOUNDARIES “UNDOUBTEDLY REQUIRE REVISION.”

THE LEADERS, COMPRISING THE EXECUTIVE OF THE WORLD AGUDATH ORGANIZATION, CENTRAL JEWISH RELIGIOUS BODY NOT IDENTIFIED WITH THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT, AGREED TO PRESENT THE WHOLE PROBLEM TO THE WORLD CONGRESS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN MARIENBAD, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, NEXT MONTH.

MEANWHILE, THE EXECUTIVE ADOPTED A RESOLUTION SETTING FORTH THESE VIEWS:

THAT THE SUGGESTED BOUNDARIES OF THE PROPOSED STATE UNDOUBTEDLY REQUIRE REVISION; THAT ASSOCIATION OF JEWRY WITH JERUSALEM, WHICH IS TO BE UNDER A NEW PERMANENT BRITISH MANDATE, MUST BE MAINTAINED; THAT IT IS ESSENTIAL TO ESTABLISH THE NEW JEWISH COMMONWEALTHE

ON THE BASIS OF THE TORAH, THUS ENABLING JEWS AGAIN TO FULFILL THEIR MISSION IN THE HOLY LAND; THAT THE MANDATORY AND THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS CONSIDER THE VIEWS OF THE WHOLE OF JEWRY, NOT ONLY INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONS, IN THE NEGOTIATIONS TO TAKE PLACE WHEN THE TREATIES ESTABLISHING THE TWO STATES ARE TO BE SIGNED.

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