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Palestine Agudah Leader Hits Jewish State Proposal, Asks Streess on Removal of White Paper

The Agudas Israel is unable to support the present Jewish state proposal and believes that a short term policy aimed it securing abrogation of the White Paper and Jewish control over immigration is the ?sest policy, Rabbi Itche Meir Lewin, Palestinian leader of the organization, told the Agudah World Council, meeting here.

H.A. Goodman, political secretary of the Agudas Israel, charged that the Labor section of the movement was leading world Orthodoxy into “Zionist national assimilation.” Secular nationalism is replacing the sovereignty of the Torah, he added. The organization committee of the conference recommended the establishment of a united executive in Jerusalem, London and New York, with each branch having equal rights.

Rabbi Michael Munk, of Berlin, reporting on the synagogues now functioning in the various zones of Germany, declared that the attitude of the Soviet authorities was “more correct” than that of the Americans or the British.