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U.S. Govt. Lauded for Protesting Arrests of Jews in Rumania

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A resolution commending President Eisenhower and the United States Government for protesting the persecution of Jews in Rumania was adopted at the closing session here of the two-day meeting of the administrative committee of the B’nai B’rith.

The meeting, presided over by Philip M. Klutznick, national president of the organization, condemned the Communist government in Rumania for its imprisonment of Jewish leaders and refusal to release them. It urged the U.S. to continue its efforts to aid these victims of Communist oppression.

The B’nai B’rith leaders also voted full support of the recent Supreme Court decision outlawing racial segregation in the public schools. All American members of the organization were urged to support the spirit as well as the letter of the decision. The resolution hailed the Supreme Court’s decision as consistent with the 110-year record of B’nai B’rith in serving mankind and as a step strengthening the cause of democracy in its struggle against totalitarianism.

A third resolution adopted by the administrative committee appealed for action by the United States Senate and the Department of State to ratify the United Nations Genocide Convention. It pointed out that 44 nations had accepted this pledge against the mass murder of minority peoples, and that inaction by the United States is “increasingly detrimental to the leadership of the democratic world” by this country.

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