Philadelphia (Oct. 29)
The American Council for Judaism which is opposed to political Zionism, today started a campaign for membership under an eight-point program published in the first issue of its semi-monthly publication. The eight points say:
We believe that: 1. The basis of unity among Jews is Religion. 2. Jews consider themselves nationals of those countries in which they live and those lands their homelands. 3. The present tragic plight of our fellow Jews can be remedied only through ultimate victory for and a beneficent program of reconstruction and rehabilitation, for men of all faiths, undertaken by the United Nations. 4. The United Nations should attempt to provide the earliest feasible repatriation or resettlement under the best possible conditions of all uprooted victims of Axis aggression. 5. Numerous localities must be found throughout the world where resettlement can be effected under favorable auspices. Palestine, due to its splendid accomplishments, should continue to be one of the places where resettlement should be fostered. 6. Any hopeful future for Jews in Palestine depends upon the ultimate establishment of a democratic government there, in which Jews, Moslems and Christians shall be justly represented.
We oppose: 7. The effort to establish a Jewish National State in Palestine or elsewhere, and its corollary, a Jewish Army, as a project that has been and will be deleterious to the welfare of Jews in Palestine and throughout world. 8. All philosophies that stress the racialism, the nationalism and homelessness of the Jews as injurious to their interests.