British Jews May Send Representative to U.s., Canada, to Confer on Post-war Cooperation

British Jews may send a representative to the United States and Canada to confer with Jewish leaders there on the problem of coordination of post-war relief for Jews in Europe and forming a single unified body to represent the interests of Jews in connection with all post-war questions, it was indicated here today at a meeting of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Discussing the desire of British Jewry to participate in furnishing relief to the destitute Jews of Europe. Prof. Selig Brodetsky, president of the Board and chairman of its foreign committee, said that cooperation of Jews throughout the world is necessary to avoid the mistakes of Jewish groups at the last peace conference. He recommended that the Board send a representative to the United States and Canada to discuss ways and means of securing such cooperation. At the same time, he hailed the inclusion in the Rumanian and Finnish armistice terms of clauses abolishing racial discrimination by those governments.

Considerable concern was expressed by several of the deputies at the growth of anti-Semitism in England and the prospects that it will be even more wide-spread after the war. Debating a proposal to appoint a standing committee to maintain contact with other organizations interested in the problem of community libel, the majority of the speakers charged the executive committee of the board with failure to press for legislation outlawing racial and religious propaganda. Replying to the charge, other deputies asserted that England has never known anti-Jewish laws and that it might be dangerous to introduce pro-Jewish measures.

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