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Silver Says Wise Did Not Speak for Any U.S. Zionist Body when He Endorsed British Loan

Dr. Stephen S. Wise did not speak for any Zionist body when he this week endorsed the proposed loan to Britain, Dr. Abba H. Silver, co-chairman with Dr. Wise of the American Zionist Emergency Council, said today in a statement issued here, where he is vacationing.

“It should be clear that Dr. Wise in urging approval of the British loan spoke for himself only and for no Zionist body in the United States,” Dr. Silver said. “Dr. Wise’s official connection with the American Zionist Emergency Council should not be interpreted as carrying that body’s endorsement of his position which was taken without the knowledge or approval of the Council. The position of the Emergency Council was well known to Dr. Wise as he was a party to it.”