NEW YORK (Apr. 2)
The Jewish people should be admitted to the councils of the United Nations as an independent nation and should be granted “a seat at the peace conference that is to follow an Allied victory,” Bishop Francis J. MoConnell of the Methodist Church declared today in an article appearing in the new monthly, Jewish Mirror.
The Bishop, who was formerly president of the Federal Council of Churches, pointed to the existence of “a Jewish-Commonwealth-in-the-making in Palestine” as a basis for the recognition of the Jews as a nation. He added that to force Jews to remain content with representation by the governments of which they are at presen nationals, would in certain cases place their fate “in the hands of persons and governments guilty of committing the gravest injustices and crimes against the Jews in recent times.”