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World ‘bund’ Conference Closes with Statement on Jewish Issues

April 28, 1965
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The principles of the Jewish Labor Bund as applied to the modern era were spelled out at the fourth world conference of the organization which concluded its nine-day sessions here. More than 100 delegates attended the conference. Twelve countries were represented, including delegations from North and South America, Europe Israel, Australia and South Africa.

After adopting a number of resolutions concerned with general political, social and Socialist problems, the conference stated: “Bundism is the application of the ideas of international Democratic Socialism to Jewish problems wherever Jews live. The Jews are a world-people, and there should be no obstacles to their autonomous, national and cultural development in the countries where they live. The State of Israel is not the solution to the Jewish problems. The Bund is against assimilation, for Jewish secular culture. Wherever Jews make their home, they have to utilize every opportunity to maintain and develop the Yiddish language, Yiddish culture and Jewish life in general.”

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