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Jewish Organizations Hail Genocide Pact; Ask U.S. Government to Ratify Convention

Jewish organizations–including the American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress and the Anti-Defamation League–this weekend hailed the international convention against genocide which is now in effect, but called on the American Government to ratify the pact and join the 27 nations which have already signed it.

Dr. Israel Goldstein, chairman of the Westorn Hemisphere Executive of the World Jewish Congress, expressed the gratification of the Jewish people over the fact that the genocide convention had finally become operative. Dr. Goldstein declared that the convention should be viewed in the broad prospective of international cooperation to protect mankind from new tragedies and as “a very useful precedent in establishing rules of international law against wrongdoers.”