New York (May. 21)
Regret that the Jews were not officially represented at the United Nations conference in San Francisco was expressed by Dr. Stephen S. Wise and Dr. Israel Goldstein following their return from the coast.
In reporting last night to the administrative committee of the American Jewish Congress, Dr. Wise, who represented the Jewish Agency at San Francisco, said; Personally, I believe that the Jewish question in some of its larger aspects should have come before the Conference, even though nominally and technically it limited Itself to the creation of a constitution for the coming Peace Conference and the International Security Organization." "The uniqueness and the measure of Jewish suffering, gruesome confirmation of which came to light coincident with the Conference, should have compelled special consideration of the limitless horror suffered by Jews in the concentration camps, of which the world now knows, of which governments knew years ago.
"In view of the fact that improvised Arab States, which were at San Francisco, throughout the global war had been neutral, when some of the Arab leaders were aggressively pro-Fascist and pro-Nazi, the Jewish case should have been presented, in any event, the case for the Open Door to Palestine for the homeless and exiled Jews of European lands, who have survived Nazism. Unless that door to Palestine be opened and kept open, those conditions cannot be fulfilled which will make possible the establishment of the Jewish National Home."
Dr. Goldstein, speaking as co-chairman of the American Jewish Conference, at a lunchson in his honor at the Biltmore Hotel, expressed confidence that the American delegation at the San Francisco Conference will see to it that no trusteeship formula will be adopted which would impair fulfillment of the Balfour Declaretion on which the present Palestine Mandate is based.