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Ncrac Reports on Special Jewish Issues in Major Party Platforms

A report on the platform planks adopted by the Democratic and Republican national conventions bearing on issues of special interest to the Jewish community was issued today by the National Community Relations Advisory Council. The purpose of the report was to review recommendations made on these issues by the Jewish agencies, and to compare them with the planks actually adopted by the convention. The report does not analyze or appraise the planks adopted.

The report sets out the full text of the planks proposed to the conventions by the Jewish organizations-dealing with Arab discriminations against American Jews, civil rights and immigration. In adjoining columns, for easy comparison, are the planks on these subjects actually adopted by the two conventions.

Irving M. Engel, president of the American Jewish Committee, in letters to the chairmen of the Democratic and Republican National Committees, thanked them for endorsing a tri-faith appeal against resort to bigotry in the impending election campaign.

ZIONIST LABOR GROUP ENDORSES DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

The Labor Zionist Organization of America-Poale Zion announced today that it had decided to call on all Labor Zionists to vote for the Democratic Party candidates, Adlai E. Stevenson and Sen. Estes Kefauver. The organization’s executive body declared that, as between the major candidates, Gov. Stevenson more closely “represents the bests traditions of American democracy.”

The group’s announcement pointed out that it has been a 50-year policy of the organization to endorse liberal candidates for national office. It is the first national Jewish body to align itself in the forthcoming elections.

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