GENEVA (Aug. 2)
The question of the mass deportation of Jews and their Hungarian citizens from Budapest will be raised before the present session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council which is meeting here, it was reported Today. It is understood that the American and British delegations will bring up the issue.
The World Agudas Israel Organization, which has been discussing this matter with the International Red Cross Committee here, will also raise with the Economic and Social Council the need for a convention codifying the regulations applicable to migrants and assuring their rights in lands of transit. The Orthodox group plans to bring to the attention of the Council’s Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations the problem of growing anti-Semitism is Germany.
Dr. Jacob Robinson yesterday signed the Convention on the Status on Refugees on behalf of the Israel Government, The Jewish state thus became the 13th to sign the document.
In a statement at the time of the signing, Dr. Robinson pledged that Israel will co-operate to the maximum with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, who has been assigned the task of supervising the implementation of the Convention. The Israeli representative added that the provision for supervision is “the most revolutionary element in the convention.” He pointed out that “our refugees become citizens almost as soon as they step off the boat.”