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World Jewish Organizations Discuss Coordination of Efforts Before International Bodies

Representatives of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the South African Board of Jewish Deputies and B’nai B’rith–the three organizations which have a joint representation as a consultative body at the United Nations–today met with representatives of other Jewish organizations which enjoy similar rights at the U.N. in order to discuss the coordination of Jewish efforts before international bodies.

Participating in the meeting were representatives of the Agudas Israel World Organization, World Jewish Congress, and Anglo-Jewish Association, which is represented jointly with the American Jewish Committee as a consultative body at the United Nations. All participants were pledged to secrocy. However, it is understood that nothing was achieved, although in principle all organizations represented at the meeting acknowledged the necessity for cooperation.

The difficulty in bringing the various Jewish groups to united action seemed to be claims by the World Jewish Congress which cannot be reconciled with the determination of the other Jewish groups to maintain their independence. An official announcement issued after the meeting declared that the participants unanimously approved recommendations for submission to their constituent bodies. However, the announcement did not specify the nature of the recommendations.