U.a. H. C. Convention Urges Truman to Seek Withdrawal of U. N. Order to Evacuate Negev

President Truman was asked today in a resolution adopted at the closing session of the 75th anniversary convention of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations to insist through the U.S. representatives at the United Nations that the action of the acting mediator in ordering Israeli troops to evacuate the Negev be withdrawn.

The resolution said that the 1,500 delegates to the convention of the largest and oldest Jewish religious organization in the United States view “with deep distress the action of the United Nations mediator in ordering the establishment of a vast no-man’s land in the Negev and in ordering the evacuation of the Israeli troops from that area.”

Another resolution called upon the new Congress to modify the Displaced Persons Act of 1948. It declared that it “not only failed to most the challenge of emergency, but in its patently discriminatory provision shocked the moral sense of most Americans.”

Dr. Leo Baeck, who has just returned to this country to serve as a visiting professor at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, was the principal speaker at the concluding luncheon in honor of the 75th anniversary of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods. He said that a stronger Judaism is the greatest contribution that Jews can make to the world today.

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