Representatives of British Jewry Laud San Francisco Decision on Human Rights

The action of the San Francisco conference in approving establishment of a Commission on Human Rights was today termed a “distinat achievement” by the representatives of the Board of Deputies of British Jews who attended the conference. They are A. G. Brotman, secretary of the Board and Councillor Abreham Moss of Manchester.

In a joint statement today to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the two representatives of British Jewry declared that although the recent statements by Mr. Stettinius, which are in every respect sympathetic to the universal acceptance of the human rights ideal, do not hold out great hopes of international safeguards and protective action,” nevertheless, they felt that substantial progress towards this ideal has been made.

“We participated.” said the statement, “with the representatives of the American Jewish Conference and the World Jewish Congress in considering various points in connection wiht the provision for human rights and we should like in this connection to join, also, in the tributes paid to the fine work done by Judge Joseph M. Prosister president of the American Jewish Committee, as well as the fruitful endeavors of Mr. Henry Monsky of the American Jewish Conference and others with whom we were glad to be associated.” With reference to the trusteeship proposals, the British Jewish representatives declared that “careful scrutiny is needful as to the effect of the proposals on the position of the Jewish people in Palestine and on the Jews at present outside of Palestine who wish to join in the work of building the Jewish National Home.”

This is Mr. Brotman’s second visit to the United States within a year. The first visit was to further the coordination of policies by influential Jewish bodies throughout the world. Mr. Moss, who is a member of the municipal council of the city of Manchester, and a magistrate of that city, was received by Mayor La Guardia on Friday and also inspected many of New York’s municipal and Jewish institutions.

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