Chicago (Oct. 12)
Expressing paramount concern for the safeguarding of the rights of Jews to immigrate to and purchase land in Palestine, the executive committee of the American Jewish Committee today endorsed the United States position in support of the partition of Palestine, as announced yesterday before the United Nations.
Following a review of the Palestine question by former Judge Joseph M. Prospuer, president of the organization, the committee pledged all possible aid to the United States and to the United Nations to help attain a speedy solution of the Palestine problem along the lines of the basic plan approved by the U.S. delegation to the U.N.
Dr. John Slawson, executive vice-president who recently returned from Europe, reported that “nazism and racism are rife in Germany.” A resolution was adopted urging the United States to intensify efforts to democratize Germany to prevent a received Germany from menacing the world’s peace again. Private American agencies of all creeds concerned with the promotion of democratic rights and the preservation of ?eace were called upon to support a far-reaching program of German re-education, and the American Jewish Committee offered its “full resources” to the government for the institution of such a program.
The Committee also voted to support a federal anti-lynching law and to join with other organizations to protect the civil rights of all groups in the population.
Irving M. Engel, chairman of the New York chapter, and Edward A. Norman, secretary of the American Jewish Committee, led a discussion on prospects for immigration to the United States and other countries.
Jacob Blaustein, of Baltimore, chairman of the executive committee, presided at the sessions.