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American Jewish Conference Must Bring Unity to American Jewry, Says Monsky

The American Jewish Conference must bring unity in the American Jewish community and must find some basis of agreement between diverse groups constituting that community, Henry Monsky, B’nai B’rith president and chairman of the executive committee of the Conference, told the B’nai B’rith district six convention here.

Emphasizing that the sole objective of the Conference is to arrive at a common program of action to deal with post-war Jewish problems, Monsky said the Conference cannot be dogmatic, doctrinaire or intolerant of views of different viewpoints. He predicted the success of the Conference because “of the awareness of grave responsibility that rests upon every delegate” and stated that he felt sure that a basis of agreement on Palestine will be reached.

Urging the delegates to strive for that which is achievable, Mr. Monsky asserted that the Conference “will not be a propaganda conference but an attempt to synthesize fundamentals of all viewpoints.” He stressed the importance of avoiding prejudging the Conference and said that the “welfare of the Jewish people must be the sole motive of every delegate.”

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