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Jewish Conference Asks for Recognition of Jewish People Among United Nations

September 1, 1942
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Addressing itself to President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and other Allied leaders, the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance today adopted a resolution at the closing session of its three-day national conference, appealing “to the conscience of America, England and our gallant Allies to recognize the Jewish people in the community of the United Nations.” The conference decided to launch a campaign for $350,000 for war relief in Europe and Palestine, and for American welfare and war agencies.

Pointing out that the treatment of the Jews in Europe by the Nazis today is distinct from the plight of the other peoples of the occupied countries and that in the post-war world special consideration will have to be given the Jewish problem, the resolution says “that the nations fighting for the Four Freedoms and the principles of the Atlantic Charter for all, have a duty to end also the age-old anomalous position of the Jewish people; freedom and civic rights for the individual Jew are not enough, the Jewish people must be considered as a corporate entity, and in that spirit the Jewish problem must be attacked.”

The resolution emphasizes that in Palestine Jews have demanded, since the outbreak of the war, their own army to fight the enemy wherever he may be engaged. “The recent announcement that a Palestinian regiment would be formed, while a long step forward, is not enough,” the resolution maintains. “It is high time to stop playing appeasement politics in the Near East and to accept as full partners those who are willing to lay down their lives for the United Nations’ cause.”

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