The Secretary of State to the Minister in Czechoslovakia (Carr)

No. 17

Sir: The Department transmits a copy of despatch No. 3682 of December 16, 1937,2 from the American Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at London enclosing an invitation which has been extended by the New Zionist Organization looking to attendance of a representative of this Government at the opening session of a World Conference of that Organization to be held in Prague on January 31, 1938. There is likewise transmitted a copy of the Department’s instruction2 in acknowledgment of the Embassy’s despatch, together with a copy of a letter addressed by the Presidency of the New Zionist Organization to the Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs and a copy of the latter’s acknowledgment.3

It will be observed from the enclosed instruction to the Embassy in London that it is not the practice of this Government to be represented at gatherings such as that scheduled by the New Zionist Organization. It is desired, however, that you submit a brief account of any of its proceedings which Dr. Akzin4 may bring to your notice, particularly so far as they may relate to Palestine.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Hugh R. Wilson
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  4. Benjamin Akzin, of the New Zionist Organization.