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Indianapolis Indiana Jewish Post (Newspaper) - December 13, 1946, Indianapolis, IndianaThb3�#ewish Indiana a Tow a w w to t a �?4.00 per veer i Nisi a loll a at a Ioc re up a journal for Indiana Iez a 1�?T1vol. Ii no. 18 Friday. December 13, 1946 entered a econ Ciao matter nov. A. 1945. At the Post Offlee _ 99 at Indianapolis ind. Under the act of March it. 18.9militant Silver speech stirs Congress delegates stamp feet Basley in a fighting speech Here fitting into the mood of the delegates to the world zionist Congress rabbi a. H. Silver blamed american jewish organizations Tor failing to convince the american government of the necessity for removing the jews from Europe immediately after the War. He also criticized the . For inadequate efforts to solve the a greatest humanitarian problem in modern history asserting the .a. Could admit a Quarter million nazi fascist War prisoners but not its jewish or. Silver praised the cooperation of All american zionist groups in the emergency Council and also the work of the american jewish conference saying it triumphed Over Quot vestigial oligarchy of self appointed Haus when or. Silver declared that Many zionists considered the jewish Agency partition proposal an Quot error in judgment Quot carried out in an Quot unfortunate Way a Many members of the audience applauded and stamped their feet on the floor in approval. They also applauded when he warned against entrusting the Quot constant unrepentant sinners or. Goldman with the task of negotiation on the Palestine Issue. Rabbi Silver said the establishment of a jewish state in our time is the Only recompense for the Slaughter of six million jews. Or. Silver said Quot it was too Early to say How firm and persistent Byrnes will be in pressing for jewish rights in Palestine and for a just and Early solution to the Palestine problem a adding that Byrnes now understands the full Gravity and urgency of the situation. Silver praised Truman for dealing forthrightly a for the first time with the Quot unwarranted intervention of Ibn Saud in Palestine affairs. He also summed up .a. Policy on Palestine since 1939 As Quot Mere benevolent . Weizmann blames Britain for jews annihilation fight Between or. Silver and Nahum Goldman continues by Bebi. Coralnik j. T. A. Correspond Rizui Basley the key questions of partition and jewish participation at the London conference on Palestine found both sides refusing to Budge. There is a deep cleavage of thought Here. Or. Weizmann is known to favor acceptance of the British invitation and believes that the jewish negotiators should be Given a free hand to act As they see fit to obtain maximum terms from the British government. Among the labovites there is a Strong difference of opinion on this subject. Moshe Shertok favors unconditional participation on any terms not harmful to the zionist cause in order that a fight May be waged for a better plan than the Morrison Grady scheme. David Ben Gurion on the other hand opposes unconditional participation and wants the Congress to leave the negotiations in the hands of the new executive which it will elect. Silver speech stirs delegates spokesmen for the american delegation said that they would insist that participation in the conference can be Only on the basis of definite terms of reference adopted by the Congress. They added that they would oppose giving a free hand to the negotiators if the invitation to attend is accepted. The american stand on partition As outlined by or. Abba Hilel Silver in an address to a conference of the general zionists was a subject of considerable discussion. Or. Silver strongly attacked the partition scheme which he said a was not even offered to he declared that Quot for years we have carried on what amounts to unilateral negotiations by ourselves in order to please people who continually interpreted every Concession on our part As a sign of weakness. A it is important that the Congress disavow the action of the executive and reaffirm the Basic zionist position a he added a for else the opinion will continue to prevail that a partitioned Palestine represents the authoritative zionist program. It would be Folly to enter the London conference with a partitioned Palestine As our maximum demand even assuming that it would be tactically sound to attend Quot the Zoa president concluded. Says Silver merely talking replying to or. Silver at a subsequent meeting of the general zionists prof. Selig Brodetsky member of the world zionist executive charged that Silver is presenting formulas without stating in practical terms what is to be done. Or. Nahum Goldman jewish Agency representative in the United states who met recently in new York with foreign minister Bevin and Secretary of state Byrnes Warne the meeting in Blunt terms that the zionists must be ready to Compromise since they cannot a by their present acts Force Britain to allow Large scale immigration which would allow jews to become a majority in five or ten years. He said that even friends of the zionists in government circles were not prepared to recommend admission of 100,000 jews without a final solution. Declaring that he did not believe that Britain was bluffing when it implied in recent statements that it was ready to give up the mandate to the United nations Goldman said that there were Only two possible developments if that were done Quot Britain continued on Back Page Silver flays Goldman jewish telegraphic Agency Basley the Twenty second world zionist Congress first postwar gathering of the highest body of the world zionist movement a opened Here today in the Muste Messe largest Hall in Basie with an address by or. Chaim Weizmann president of the jewish Agency in which he appealed to the British government either to carry out the provisions of the Palestine mandate Quot in the spirit and in the letter a or to surrender the mandate after first creating a Quot political finality in Palestine by establishing a jewish state. More than 370 delegates from 61 countries As Well As 2,000 guests and spectators including diplomats from various legation in Switzerland heard the Veteran Leader of the world zionist movement bitterly charge Britain with being largely responsible for Weizmann statement puzzles delegates jewish telegraphic Agency Basley a cryptic statement by or. Weizmann during memorial services for six million murdered european jews has aroused considerable speculation. Reviewing martyrdom of the jews and efforts to rebuild Palestine he said a a remember we Are going to have a jewish state if not in my generation. In the some delegates interpreted the statement As an indication that the zionist Leader does no to expect present demands for a jewish state to be realized. Rabbi a. H. Silver a unrepentant sinners Weizmann interim head but policies lambasted jewish telegraphic Agear Basley a praesidium of sixteen headed by or. Weizmann was elected to direct the sessions of the Congress at a meeting marked by Sharp clashes which highlighted the political cleavages among the delegates. Following Weizmann selection by a vote of 191 to 48 with the Miz racists abstaining a revisionist spokesman arose and bitterly attacked Weizmann declaring his policy was responsible for the present a a catastrophic rabbi Fine named by . Be Ell Cincinnati rabbi Alvin i. Fine has been named director of Field activities of hebrew Union College. Tiffin begins Early for leadership of world zionism labor proposal would make Silver head of us. Division a a wish telegraphic Agency Basley leaders of the various zionist groups among the More than 300 delegates attending the world zionist Congress have begun negotiations concerning the composition of the jewish Agency executive which win be set up following the election by the Congress of a world zionist executive. The leaders of the general zionists offered a proposal under which there would be no president of the jewish Agency in the future but a do us pirate composed of a representative of the general zionist and of the labovites. This proposal was considered by the labor Ite delegation which after Many hours of discussion offered a counter proposal suggesting the following Compromise or. Weizmann is to become honorary president while the executive is to be divided into three sections each electing its own president. One Section of the executive would have its Headquarters in Washington the second in Jerusalem and the third in London. It is suggested that or. Abba Hillel Silver become the head of the american Section of the executive David Ben Gurion be the head of the Jerusalem Section and Moshe Shertok president of the London Section. The Laberite counterproposal was unfavourably received by the general zionist leaders since they consider that this would give or. Weizman an Opportunity to remain the actual head of the jewish Agency and also because the labovites would under tills plan retain two thirds of the leadership in the executive. The Mizrachi leadership also opposed this proposal since it would leave them completely out of the leadership. The annihilation by the nazis of millions of jew. In Europe. If Britain had not kept the doors of Palestine closed to jews under its White paper policy Many could have found Refuge in Palestine instead of being asphyxiated in Gas Chambers he stressed. At the same time he pointed out that the jews do not want to drive the British out of Palestine but insist that they carry out the terms of the mandate which provide for the establishment of a jewish National Home. Calls terrorism heroics of suicidal violence the aged zionist Leader scathingly condemned the use of terrorism in Palestine. Terrorist activities he said Are alien to the jewish spirit and an insult to jewish history. Quot jews came to Palestine to build not to destroy Quot he pointed out. He denounced the Quot heroics of suicidal violence and called for the a courage of touching upon the question of Arab jewish relationship or. Weizmann said that this relationship a is too often envisaged in terms of incompatibility and a before the whole world i have said that our work has brought no injury to the Arab Peoples a he declared. Quot against the sterile Assumption of conflict we set the higher Conception of potential Accord. We wish to bring jewish Effort into Harmony with the wider interests of the Middle East. But if we Are to do this the respect which we give to the National rights of others must be recognized for or. Weizmann whose sight is now seriously impaired read his address from a specially prepared manuscript in Large Type. British soviet diplomats absent the absence of British and soviet diplomats from the diplomatic gallery was noticeable. Diplomats from the diplomatic gallery was noticeable. Diplomats from Twenty three other countries were present including american vice Consul John a. Lehr who represented the United states. The British Consul in Basle sent a letter to the Congress expressing regrets in behalf of the British minister in Switzerland. No reply was received from the russians. A huge portrait of or. Theodor Herzl father of the zionist political movement dominated the Assembly from the rear stage flanked by great Blue White flags. For the first time in the history of International zionist gatherings the largest delegation came from the United states while the representation from once great communities of Eastern Europe have dwindled to a handful.b�b3i Fishman won t participate with Reform rabbi or. Silver it Puli telegraphic age or Basley rabbi Judah l. Fishman member of the executive stated that he will not participate either in an executive or a triumvirate together Wuh a a Reform rabbi who is preaching on sundays a provoked dissatisfaction among leaders of the Mizrachi world organization of which he is the representative in the executive. Rabbi Fishman obviously was referring to rabbi Silver

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