DETROIT (May. 18)
A resolution calling for Federal legislation that would provide for FBI intervention in cases of bombings perpetrated against synagogues or churches was adopted here last night at the closing meeting of the four-day plenary session of the National Community Relations Advisory Council. The NCRAC is composed of six national Jewish organizations and 47 local Jewish community relations councils.
Other resolutions dealing with the American scene expressed formal opposition to rabbinical certification as the basis for excusing school absenteeism on Jewish holidays; expressed support of the United States Supreme Court against attempts to limit its jurisdiction and discredit its rulings; and called for energetic use by President Eisenhower of his authority to facilitate compliance with the Supreme Court’s rulings on desegregation of schools.
The NCRAC also called for liberalization of the American policy on immigration; and for United States cooperation with the aims of World Refugee Year which starts on July 1.
In other resolutions, the 150 delegates urged government action against the Arab boycott practiced against Americans; called on the U.S. Government to refuse to condone discrimination by the Arab states against U.S. citizens on grounds of race or religion; and called for steps to counteract anti-Jewish propaganda by Arabs in this country.
The delegates also affirmed their commitment to the principle that race or religion may not be made a test of fitness or availability for public office. Judge David L. Ullman, of Philadelphia, was re-elected chairman of the NCRAC for a third term.