Palestine Jewish Council Calls for Fight on Terrorism; Drafts Post-war Demands

A call to the Jews of Palestine to combat terror in the country was issued here today by Isaac Ben-Zvi, president of the Jewish National Council, following the election of a new executive of the Council which is composed of fifteen members representing various groups. Ben-Zvi expressed the Council’s abhorrence “over the dastardly murder of Lord Moyns.”

Post-war demands, for submission to the United Nations in behalf of the Jewish population of Palestine, were drafted at an earlier meeting of the Jewish National Council at which it was emphasized that Palestine Jewry is primarily interested in securing unhindered immigration of Jews desiring to come to Palestine from European countries, as well as equal rights for Jews desiring to remain in the countries in Europe where they now reside or where they resided before the war.

The Council also discussed a demand that Jewish children in Europe who lost their parents should be entrusted to Palestine Jewish institutions for guardianship. Problems of reparations for Jews whose property has been looted or confiscated were also discussed. The executive of the Council was authorized to work out detailed resolutions with regard to these problems.

David Remez, leader of the Histadruth, demanded that a central bureau be established to coordinate all Jewish claims and that all important Jewish organizations throughout the world be represented in order to secure united Jewish action on all matters pertaining to compensation for confiscated or destroyed Jewish property in various European countries.

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