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Indianapolis Indiana Jewish Post (Newspaper) - December 5, 1947, Indianapolis, IndianaIndiana edition the wish p i to i Ana state lira re e it 4 pc a a at 10c per Opy $4.00 be year of you Lei the people know they can act intelligently vol. 3�? no. 16 Friday december 5, 1947eisendrath plan wins conference permanent by g. M. Cohen Chicago a coalition of the b Nai by Rith and the zionist organization of America dominated the fourth session of the american jewish conference Here and after withstanding All efforts of the american jewish Congress to alter the Eisendrath plan pulled even the opposition with it for t permanent american jewish body by a vote of 198% to 6. Time after time both in the general committee where once again All the decisions were made and in the plenum the Congress was lined up against the b Nai by Rith and the z. O. A., but the closest the Congress came to winning even the least of its demands was a vote in the plenum monday of 133 against to 122 for. This was on its vote on its motion to bring the civic defense agencies under the control of the new body. Henry Monsky would have been proud of Frank Goldman who revealed himself As a not to be dominated Leader and although rabbi Eisendrath fought himself through to Victory this was not the conference of old. It was Little More than a Shadow of its old self despite the fact that Louis Lipsky and Stephen Wise grand old warriors that they Are were leading figures at the sessions. Added to these Only rabbi Irving Miller stood out and it must be obvious that this was not the american jewish Community sending her leadership to tackle the common problems of the jewish group. This situation did not obtain because there were no fireworks. The general committee meetings were no less a spectacle than heretofore but probably even More exciting because the three big National organizations who want a conference the by Nai by Rith the . And the Congress were More on equal terms. The Congress group presented amendments to each of the Lour divisions of the article one on purpose and scope of the Eisendrath plan. Each would have put Teeth into the conference s decisions and Frank Goldman aptly characterized the congresses amendments when he said they were intended to give the Eisendrath plan authority by Power instead of by democratic it was More obvious at Chicago than at any of the past three sessions of the conference since 1943 that the Community delegates play Little part in reaching the decisions. Yet it should be pointed out that there was ample Opportunity for discussion from the floor. It was just too apparent however that the fight was Between the National organizations and that it was their wills that were being put to the test whenever a vote was taken. The fight Between the two sides reached its Climax when the plenum voted on the amendment the american jewish Congress would have made to paragraph a be Quot under the purpose and scope of the plan. This paragraph read a in the defense of jewish rights in the United states and in opposing All antidemocratic forces and tendencies in american life and in combating anti semitism in All its forms the organization shall act through recognized jewish agencies affiliated with the organization operating in these Fields without affecting their autonomy it being understood that such agencies shall be invited to report to the organization periodically in order that the organization May be in a position to consider their polices and work and recommend proposals to promote their the Congress amendment read a in the defense of jewish rights in the United states and in opposing All anti democratic forces and tendencies in american life and in combating antisemitism in All its forms the organization shall act through recognized jewish agencies affiliated with the organization operating in these Fields without affecting their autonomy. The organization shall consider their policies and work and recommend proposals to promote its objectives in these the vote was 133 to 122 against the amendment Only nine votes separating the two sides. Had five of the delegates changed their minds the Congress would have won a Victory of incalculable significance. It was Here that the Congress made its real fight. Rabbi Stephen Wise Dave Petegorsky and Shad polier All pressed for the amendment and it was obvious that a Good Many of the delegates must have switched to their viewpoint because the Congress strength was nowhere near the number of votes it polled. General committee important in the general committee meetings saturday night both before and after the opening session and right on through until 3 a. M. Sunda the conference was carried on in miniature. There the Congress introduced each of its amendments and there each one was Defeated. In the general committee the Congress amendment on paragraph a a cd lost 27 to 21. Another important amendment which would have Given Force to the Eisendrath plan was introduced by Arnold Ginsburg of Philadelphia. It also was Defeated. Or. Ginsburg a amendment followed along the lines of that of Ezra Shapiro of Cleveland which read a in the event no recognized agencies shall have been established in a Field within the jurisdiction of the organization or whenever the organization shall find it impossible to act through existing agencies the organization May take such action As May be this amendment too was debated vigorously both in the general committee and the monday session and the Congress lined up for the amendment with the by Nai by Rith and the . On the opposite Side. The role of the . Was a minor Oue throughout. Their Agana repels arabs Many dead toll mount Steinbrink sees partition As robbing Latelers of fuel1st Judea president special new York almost every special Tel Avivm the Havanah won its first major Battle of the present Arab riots the worst in recent years when after a four hour Battle a horde of arabs Wai National jewish organization led routed from Tel Aviv. By the zionist groups hailed the in vote on partition. The american jewish committee through judge Joseph pros Kauer welcomed the Assembly action and hailed the contributions of the . Delegation. It reiterated however the committees position that a there can be no political identification of jews outside of Palestine with what streaming in from adjoining Jaffa the arabs counted third Ltd in killed and ten wounded with the Havanah toll two dead and thirty wounded. The Battle raged with British troops looking on afraid to take a hand. 3 killed stores a xxx to he at Jerusalem where the worst Arab riots since pre War disturb Ever government May there be Anees broke out at least 3 jews asked at a press conference in Philadelphia whether he would accept the Post As chief of the new jewish state or. Chaim Weizmann chuckled a How vain i and a and said a i done to know whether i will he offered it but today already i have gotten All i want. 1 expect rejoicing unrestrained in Bretz Lake Success jewish Agency the National Council of jewish women in a statement issued by mrs. Joseph Welt president. Are known killed 31 injured and one Arab killed and five wounded. Damage was estimated in the Mil Lions of dollars. The jewish termed the . Action a a Neces Agency served British authorities sary part of any program that will enable the jews of the world to rebuild their lives in Freedom and Security a but pointed out that a it is not a Complete and permanent answer to All the problems which world jewry faces t Justice Meir Steinbrink National chairman of the anti defamation league said establishment of a jewish state a Means life and dignity for thousands of our Fel to keep order until departure be Wanh Tolegan Pulc Agency Jerusalem As Long As the British remain in control of any area in Palestine thy will keep Law and order and will not permit the arabs to attack the jews or vice versa. High commissioner sir Alan g. Cunningham told a group of some 2ft aral leaders i Beer Sheha. Lake Success Flushing jews who have faced Only with an ultimatum that either Meadow was the scene of wild a eath an j he they control the arabs or the rejoicing after the partition tally a Jed Troat by normalizing the Havanah will take Over the Job had been announced. There was jives 0f an j disinherited protecting jewish lives Home elation among the crowds in the jews it be new state will help to an property. Galleries and the lobbies where i Minate antagonism Between while Arab mobs roamed the jews kissed each other and pm jews and non jews in Many parts City a Large crowd of jew braced members of the jewish of the work an j deprive anti were narrowly prevented from Agency delegation congrats semites in this country of fuel wreaking vengeance on Arab lating them on their achievement. Non jewish delegations who supported partition were warmly congratulated by huge crowds. Or. Abba Hillel Silver surrounded by press representatives broke into tears while giving a statement to the press and was unable to continue. He later issued it in mimeographed form. It emphasized that the jews Are highly satisfied with the decision to feed the fires of anti semitism. Streets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv marching singing dancing and generally giving expression to their Joy at the recreation of the jewish state More than 1,800 years after its destruction. The first official Celebration will be held on hanukah the first Day of which has been declared a a of the general Assembly which Marks a turning Point in jewish history. In Palestine meanwhile unofficial celebrations continued in All jewish centers despite the j a a threats of Arab violence. Tens a a trolled Jerusalem threw off indescribable Joy and irrepressible excitement swept the reserved old City the moment the United nations vote partitioning Palestine became known. Self quarters for burning some 30 to 50 jewish shops. One hand of several Hundred arabs forced its Way into the jewish shopping area. Store were plundered and some Viere set afire. Witnesses reported that some streets literally were covered with Holts of Cotton Good and clothing. Havanah uses Tommy guns Orfe mob was not dispersed completely until three squads of Havanah members for the first time openly armed with Tommy guns arrived on the scene in trucks. Of thousands of people filled the desire for the continuance of the Cong. Javitz wed spec Al new York Marian a. Borri All restraints. People poured half dressed into the empty heavily guarded streets. Young and and congressman Jacob a. Old danced the Hora while Brit Javitz were married Here sunday conference was never in doubt so idas in heavily armoured at the Temple of the covenant and rabbi Israel Goldstein who cars joined in the festive spirit with rabbi Benjamin Ernfold 1 oth was the sole . Leader pres the soldiers permitted the merry assisted by rabbi Joshua ent sided always with the by Nai makers to ride on their vehicles. Liebman officiating. By Rith. Rabbi Goldsteins Job was _ to see that the conference did not break up and never did the Zoa present any viewpoint of its own for action. Louis Lipsky s role too was a difficult one. He wanted a stronger conference yet he knew that the conference would be stopped in its tracks if by Nai by Rith did not come in. As a result although he personally must have favored the amendments he most often was found supporting the by Nai by Rith viewpoint. The monday session was stirred by a bitter interchange Between rabbi Wise and or. Goldman. In speaking in behalf of the con Gress amendments rabbi Wise continued on Page 21 wild exhibition exultation As Dps learn partition news jewish telegraphic Agency berlins the jews in the tamps for displaced persons in Western Germany and Berlin who have been tense and irritable during the recent weeks of negotiations Over Palestine in the United nations reacted with wild exhilaration to the news that they had been granted the palestinian Homeland which had been their goal in most cases since the War ended. Spontaneous All night celebrations took place when tin report of the u. N. Vote on Palestine was first broadcast in Tom a a nips. Those have now Given Way to organized festivity which was expected to continue through the Early hours of this week. All the years despair and hopelessness seemed to have in or Wigt de out of the hearts of the jewish remnant. A visitor to the do Camps was almost irresistibly infected with the exultation of the jews As they Sang shouted cried paraded laughed cheered prayed in round the clock observances

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