LONDON (Dec. 18)
Leonard Stein, retiring president of the Anglo-Jewish Association, declared at a meeting here today that the United Nations decision providing for internationalization of Jerusalem was “manifestly valueless as a contribution to a generally acceptable settlement” of the problem. He noted that the British delegation to the U.N. disassociated itself from the “ill-advised and irresponsible resolution of the General Assembly” and welcomed the fact that the unhappy tension between Britain and Israel recently has shown signs of relaxing.
The newly-elected president of the Association, Judge-Advocate of the Fleet Ewen E.S. Montagu, in a brief address accepting his new post, stated that his task was easier than Mr. Stein’s. “With the proclamation of the state of Israel, the old shibboleths should have lost their edge,” he said.