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Council for Judaism Asks Continued Palestine Immigration, Hits “separatist Nationalism”

January 21, 1946
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Resolutions thanking President Truman for his executive order facilitating the entry into the United States of 3,900 immigrants monthly, and calling for greater exertion by the U.S. Government and the United Nations Organization to create possibilities for larger immigration throughout the world were adopted here today at the second annual conference of the American Council for Judaism.

The conference also called on the UNO to “take all necessary measures to assure equality and opportunity throughout the world for men of all faiths, all races and all creeds; and “urged the British Government to abandon the White Paper restrictions on Jews as Jews, “adherents of the religion of Judaism,” and to keep open the doors of Palestine pending the findings of the Anglo-American inquiry commission.

In still another resolution the Council appealed to American Jews to bring to the problem of their co-religionists overseas “compassion, wisdom and understanding; to avoid the false lures of power politics and separatist nationalism; to regard it as a paramount duty to bring help without the involvement of political ideologies, or nationalistic ambitions, and to join with our fellow Americans of all faiths to help make a world of peace and security for all.”

Lessing J. Rosenwald was re-elected president of the Council by a unanimous vote of the 140 delegates, and Rabbi Elmer Berger was re-elected executive director.

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