Premier, and explain to him the objects of our club and submit to him our demands. We shall probably be assisted in our activities by the other Jews in Parliament, who, for various reasons have not joined our club.
“Meanwhile,” Dr. Ebuer said, “we must state with satisfaction that thanks to the atmosphere which the Government has created, anti-Semitism has been considerably diminished. We have proof of this in the reduced number of votes they polled in the elections. This is a great achievement on the part of the Government. As for the future, we shall see. We hope for a new epoch in the life of Roumanian Jewry.”
Asked why Chief Rabbi Niemirover is not a member of the club, Dr. Ebner said that he had approached Dr. Niemirover, who had pointed out that he is in the Senate as the representative of the Jewish faith, and represents, therefore, the entire Jewish population, belonging to all groupings and shades of opinion. The other heads of churches who represent their faiths in the Senate also do not belong to any of the Parliamentary Clubs. Dr. Niemirover will however, as far as possible, assist the work of the club.
“Deputy Solomon Rosenberg of the National Peasants Party has told me.” Dr. Ebner continued, “that both he and Deputy Hofman Intended joining our club. But the leader of the Bessarabian National Peasants’ Party. Professor Stare, objected for technical reasons, pointing out that members of the National Peasants” Party cannot at the same time belong to another Parliamentary Club. These two Jewish deputies will, however.” he concluded. “maintain permanent contact with our club and will assist in its work, and they will also seek to influence the Government Party in all Jewish matters.”
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