NEW YORK (Feb. 18)
The 48-man executive committee of the United Palestine Appeal will meet here on Tuesday to decide whether or not to support the decision of the Jewish Agency executive under which Henry Morgenthau, Jr. is to be invited to head the 1949 campaign for the United Jewish Appeal on the same basis as a the previous two years, it was announced here today.
Meanwhile, it was reported today that the Jewish Agency executive has invited leaders of the United Palestine Appeal and of the Zionist Organization of America to confer on the decision which resulted in the resignations of Dr. Abba Hillel. ##liver and Dr. Emanuel Neumann from the Agency executive.
Dr. Jonah B. Wise, one of the three national chairmen of the United Jewish appeal, who represents the J.D.C., said yesterday that the resignations of Silver and Neumann will not alter plans for the U.J.A.’s 1949 fund-raising campaign. Mr. Morgenhau, who is now vacationing in Florida, refused to make any comment on the resignation of Dr. Silver and Dr. Neumann. Reached at Boca Grande, Fla., he said he would be in New York next Wednesday.
Editorials in The Day and in the Jewish Morning Journal on the Silver and Neumann resignations call for peace in American Zionist ranks because of the present beds of Israel. The Day says: “Regretting deeply the resignation of Rabbi Silver and Dr. Neumann, we can only express the hope that the last word has not yet been said and that a path of understanding will be found.” The Morning Journal says that “Dr. Silver certainly went far enough in compromising and the Jewish Agency Executive certainly should have taken this fact into consideration and not led to a situation where Morgenthau should insist upon unconditional surrender. The stubbornness on the part of Morgenthau–probably a result of the encouragement he received from those who saw here an opportunity to force Silver and Neumann to resign–is as inconceivable as it is unjustified. Let us hope that now will be found the path to peace.”