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B’nai B’rith Executive to Decide Stand on Successor to American Jewish Conference

The closing session of the B’nai B’rith triendal convention today authorized its executive committee to decide whether the organization will affiliate with the permanent body which will shortly be formed to succeed the American Jewish Conference.

A final decision will not be made until complete details of the proposed organization are worked out. The Conference was founded by Henry Monsky, late president of B’nai B’rith, in 1943 to coordinate Jewish activities arising from the emergency situation of Jews in Palestine and Europe.

At business sessions today the 400 delegates adopted a resolution calling for the immediate abrogation of the White Paper, opening the doors of Palestine to unrestricted Jewish immigration and abolition of the land restrictions there. Copies of the resolution were sent to President Truman, Secretary of State George C. Marshall, both Houses of Congress and to the American delegation at the U.N.

Frank Goldman of Lowell, Massachusetts, was elected national president of the organization. A vice-president of the B’nai B’rith career in 1933 when he was elected president of District No. 1, covering the Northeastern states. In 1941 he was appointed to the national executive committee and also elected vice-president.

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