Wjc Plenary Assembly Due in Israel
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Wjc Plenary Assembly Due in Israel

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The special committee of the World Jewish Congress to determine the time And venue of the next plenary assembly met here late Thursday night and decided that the assembly should be held in Israel.

The Governing Council of the WJC, at its meeting in Lausanne last June, had decided to appoint a special committee on this Issue under the chairmanship of Dr. Nahum Goldmann, WJC president. The committee had 12 members, representing Israel and the diaspora. A long and detailed discussion took place at the meeting of the committee here on Thursday night, after which a proposal by Dr. Goldmann was unanimously adopted.

On the request of the Israel Executive of the WJC that the plenary assembly should take place in Israel, which was supported by several other member-organizations, and as a demonstration of the identity of world Jewry with Israel, the plenary assembly shall take place in Israel early next winter.

In response to repeated requests of a number of leading American Jewish organizations, affiliated to the WJC, to hold a representative WJC gathering in the United States, the committee decided to recommend that the first meeting of the General Council of the WJC (the equivalent of the present World Executive under the new constitution) on which all the affiliated organizations in over 60 countries will be represented, should be held in the U.S.


Due to a typographical error, the story on P. 2 of Monday’s Bulletin dealing with the plight of Jews in East Europe states that 110 Soviet Jews would be allowed to go to Budapest. The correct number is 10.

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