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Sponsorship of Jewish Demands at Peace Conference Not Yet Secured. Lipsky Reports

Sponsorship for the Jewish demands to be included in the peace treaties at the Peace Conference in Paris has not been secured thus far, it was reported today by Louis Lipsky, head of the American Jewish Conference delegation, following his return from Paris. In a statement issued he said:

The specific references to Jews appeared in the treaties as submitted by the Big Four. Well worn clinches bearing upon human rights and fundamental freedoms were used, but specific details were deliberately avoided. Thus far, sponsorship for the Jewish demands has not been secured, and the Jewish representatives are condemned to the humiliating task of finding ears willing to listen in the scattered lobbies where the representatives of the 21 states gather for their discussions. An appeal is now being directed to the Big Four calling upon them – in spite of their internal agreement to act in concert in support of the treaties as submitted – to take an active part in furthering the Jewish demands. The results of this effort were not known when I left Paris on Wednesday.”

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