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Rabbi Irving Miller Elected President of American Jewish Congress; Succeeds Dr. Wise

Rabbi Irving Miller was elected last night president of the American Jewish Congress to succeed the late Dr. Stephen S. Wise. Rabbi Miller is a vice-president of the Zionist Organization of America, and a member of the Actions Committee of the World Zionist Organization and of the executive committee of the World Jewish Congress.

Earlier, the biennial convention of the A.J.C., which concluded last night, adopted a resolution calling on the U.S.S.R. and countries in the Soviet orbit to “lift their bans on all emigration of Jews from those countries to Israel.” The resolution said that the Jewish state is “in dire need of manpower to assure its security,” adding that one of the major manpower reservoirs of the Zionist movement has “always been East European Jewry.”

The convention also called on the United State to “withdraw its support from the unrealistic recommendations of the Palestine Conciliation Commission for the internationalization of Jerusalem.” In a resolution described as the first “unequivocable endorsement by an American Jewish organization of the movement among some young Americans of the Jewish faith to settle in Palestine,” the convention declared that charges of dual loyalty made against such Jews were fraudulent.

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