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47th Annual Convention of Rabbinical Assembly of America Opens; Discusses Palestine

The 47th annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly of America opened here tonight with a discussion on Palestine. The parley of representatives of Conservative Judaism will last through Thursday.

The key to the Palestine situation lies in Washington, and the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine is not in a position to formulate essential proposals for the solution of the problem without some real knowledge of the intentions of the United States, it was emphasized by both Hayim Greenberg, member of the Jewish Agency executive, and Dr. Emanuel Neumann, vice-president of the Zionist Organization of America, addressing the opening session.

Dr. Neumann asserted that President Truman, Secretary of State George C. Marshall and Senator Arthur M. Vandenberg “have it in their power to expedite a just and internationally acceptable solution.” Mr. Greenberg called upon the President and Mr. Marshall “to come out with a clear, unequivocal statement of policy on Palestine, in the spirit of the many moral commitments already made by our government.”