Anglo-jewish Association Praises Majority Recommendations of Unscop Report

The Anglo-Jewish Association last night adopted a resolution expressing satisfaction with several sections of the report of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine and declaring that the most likely posibility of solving the Palestine issue lay with the majority recommendations of the body.

The resolution, passed at a special meeting of the Association, also expressed the hope that the report would bear fruit at the present session of the U.N. General Assembly. It commended the unanimous recommendation of UNSCOP that the fate of the Jewish refugees be considered and dealt with by the U.N. as an international problem. A second resolution “regretted” the deportation of the Exodus refugees as an “unwelcome departure from the high humanitarian principles” which have governed the policies of the British Government.

Leonard Stein, president of the organization, who moved the resolution on UNSCOP, declared that while the committee’s solution combining the principle of “partition and economic unity” was “admittedly not an ideal solution,” in the present circumstances it pointed to the direction in which a solution could most hopefully be sought. Referring to the minority recommendations, Stein said that they offered “no real security” to Jews and to the principle of the Jewish national home and were particularly unsatisfactory on the “crucial issue” of immigration.

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