Overt Anti-semitism Decreasing in Britain; Discrimination in Employment is on Rise

While overt anti-Semitism in Britain is receding, a statistical study prepared by the Trades Advisory Council revealed today an increase in employment discrimination.

The survey was made public at the annual meeting of the Council here, marking the tenth anniversary of establishment of this body which is combatting anti-Semitic sentiment by “educating Jewish business men and industrialists to maintain the highest standards of business morale.”

The Council approved a resolution expressing satisfaction with the establishment of Israel and with Britain’s extension of de jure recognition to the new state. The Council also urged its members to do their utmost for the promotion of Anglo-Israel commercial relations and welcomed the proclamation of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights as well as the U.N. Convention outlawing genocide, which it urged the British Government to ratify.

The Council further appealed to British Jews to refrain from trading with Germany in view of “Germany’s history of aggression and the bestiality of the Hitler regime and the present disquieting trends of anti-Semitian in Western Germany.” Principal speakers at today’s session were Alex Nathan, national chairman of the Council, and Dr. Abraham Cohen, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, who paid tribute to the Council’s activities as “one of the most important aspects of communal defense.”

George Tomlinson, Minister of Education, presented an award to Mr. Nathan. The award consists of a trust fund established by 8,000 members of the Trades Advisory Council. The fund, bearing the name of Mr. Nathan, will be used for an annual prize to any person resident in Britain distinguishing himself in furthering the aims of the Council.

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