NEW YORK (Jun. 14)
Dr. Simon Greenberg, vice-chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, in an address before the Luncheon Forum of the American Zionist Council, said that the draft of a so-called ‘Blue Paper’ submitted by the Commission on Zionism and Israel of the Rabbinical Assembly at its recent convention “bore no official imprint and was merely the reflection of a mood which exists among some of our people who have a profound concern for the future of Zionism and Israel.” The draft suggested the replacing of the World Zionist Organization by a World Jewish Assembly.
“This paper was in no sense an official document, nor even a first draft of one,” said Dr. Greenberg. “I personally do not associate myself with everything in it, and it is regrettable that it was given wide publicity. It was meant to form the basis of future discussions and nothing more. The Rabbinical Assembly, which has always been a practically unanimous pro-Zionist body, is not interested in scotching the World Zionist Organization.”