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American Jewish Congress for Permanent Conference, but Opposes Present Plan

The American Jewish Congress today announced that it would support at the forthcoming session of the American Jewish Conference in Chicago the establishment of a representative and democratic body speaking for American Jeary, but declared that the plan proposed by the Committee on Future Organization of the Conference was inadequate to achieve that end and was “violative of the basic principles on which a democratic organization must be founded.”

To meet the alleged inadequacies of the proposed plan, the Congress announced that it would propose amendments at the forthcoming session of the Conference designed to extend considerably the jurisdiction of the proposed organization; to give it decision-making powers; to require all affiliaces to accept as binding decisions reached by democratic processes; and to provide for closer unity between American Jewry and the Jews of other lands throughout the world. The Congress’ position was set forth in a resolution adopted at a joint meeting of its executive and administrative committees held here.