Vol. XLI I, No. 11
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UN Takes Steps for International
Outlaw of Religious, Racial Bias
GM Mission Pledges
Concerted Effort of U.S.
Jewry to Aid Refugees
By PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
HERZLIA, Israel — Emissaries from more than
a score of American Jewish communities, who have
just concluded a two-week study tour of major installa-
tions in Israel, -and who have conferred with Israel's
chief spokesmen, are setting forth to mobilize the Jews
of America for such increased efforts for Israel as will
meet the challenges that have been created by increased
immigration, newly-developing exoduses and the need
for speedier integration of new settlers into Israel's
Inspired by what has been accomplished, deeply
moved by the plight of the tens of thousands of people
who are on the borders of several lands waiting to be
received by Israel, and spurred on. by the immeasurable
achievements in the land, the 145 members of the
eighth annual UJA Study Mission adopted a resolution
in which they set forth a set of principals on the basis
of which American Jewry is asked to redouble its ac-
tivities for Israel.
Asking their American fellow citizens to "mobi-
lize maximum support commensurate with the UJA
needs," the American emissaries are calling upon
their communities again to set up a special UJA
fund for extra .giving. They urge that the 25th anni-
versary year of UJA, to be inaugurated at the UJA
annual conference in New York in early December,
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UNITED NATIONS, (JTA) — The General Assembly's Social, Humanitarian
and Cultural Committee voted unanithouslY here to draft two separate UN declara-
tions, one condemning religious intolerance, and the other assailing racial discrim-
The vote came without dissent in the 110-member committee after more
than a week's debate, launched by Israel, on a draft resolution calling for measures
to forbid racial manifestations and religious prejudice throughout the .world..
According to the resolution, a separate declaration on each of the related
items will be drafted and presented to the Assembly by the time it convenes its
18th session, in September 1963. Then, the resolution ordered, two international
conventions are to be drafted, in time for the following year's Assembly, in 1964.
Thus, if the time-table holds, international law will, for the first time, make
both religious intolerance and racial discrimination illegal for every country whose
government is a member of the United Nations.
Arab and Soviet representatives were visibly unhappy about the adoption
of the resolution. The Arabs and the Russians have fought hard but with minor
success against the interpretation of the entire issue as one dealing with anti-
Semitism specifically and with Soviet Government repressions of Jewish religion
and culture in general. They succeeded only in getting the committee to separate
the issue of racial discrimination from religious intolerance.
When tlr resolution came to a vote, not a single member voted against
it. The resolution now goes to a plenary session of the Assembly. Since the com-
mittee vote was officially recorded as unanimous, the draft is certain to pass
in the plenary session.
Argentina's representative in the General Assembly's Social, Humanitarian
and Cultural Committee assured the United Nations that, while there have been
some "isolated cases of anti-Semitism" in his country, his government "categori-
cally" condemns such actions.
He declared Argentina "acted with force" against the recent anti-Semitic
outbreaks, and "clearly refutes such manifestations as -contrary to our national
The Argentinian,. Dr. Mario Pico, spoke in the debate on two draft resolu-
tions which would outlaw "racial prejudice and religious intolerance." Israel's
delegation chairman, Michael S. Comay, had roundly condemned all types of anti-
Semitic attacks and discriminations throughout the world, including the Soviet
Union and Latin America.
Pico pointed out that "all prominent public figures in our nation con-
demned anti-Semitism." He told the Assembly that the leading Jewish organi-
zations in Argentina, which, he said, "had taken a moderate position in this
regard," had acknowledged the government's intentions to suppress anti-
An Arab representative in the committee, Wijdan Nasser of Jordan charged
that Israel itself is guilty of racist practices by allegedly "committing atrocities"
against Israeli Arabs. Comay promptly replied to her remarks, calling her state-
ment "vicious" and untrue.
Ashraf Ghorbal of Egypt charged that "political Zionism" is "playing a
racial discrimination myth" here. He alleged that Jews smear swastikas on
synagogues for propaganda purposes and , backed Miss Nasser, who injected the
Israeli-Arab disputes into the current debate dealing with human right. He also
questioned Israel's right to speak for all Jewry.
Asserting that Miss Nasser had no business bringing the Middle East
tensions into the current debate, Comay said: "The representative of the United
Arab Republic seemed very worried about what he seemed to regard as political
designs behind our participations in this debate. He should spare himself the
intellectual labor of raising bogeys about dual loyalty.
"Israel does not have or expect the political allegiance of anyone other than
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South African Reprisals Promised
For Israel's UN Stand on Apartheid
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Ble s sed Be Her Memory!
She was a very, very great woman ; and her
labors are recorded in golden letters in the annals
of world history.
For these things I weep, mine eye, mine eye runneth
down with water.
JOHANNESBURG — The first public reaction to Israel's vote in the
United Nations General Assembly in support of sanctions against South Africa
was an article Wednesday in Die Transvaaler, leading progovernment daily, which
criticized the Israeli stand.
A political column in the daily • emphasized the benefits Israel has re-
ceived from South Africa, including facilitation of heavy financial support from
South African Jewry and permission to South African Jews to serve in Israel's
defense forces. "For this, South Africa now has received obloquy instead of
gratitude," the article added.
It then proceeded to examine the implications of the sanctions resolution
which was adopted Tuesday by a 67 to 16 vote with 23 abstentions. The article
asserted that if Israel conformed to the resolution it supported it would have to
give up its legation her e , withdraw El Al flights and terminate a profitable
trade with South Africa.
The article added that "these are things Israel doubtless considered before
showing itself at the UN not less hostile to South Africa than Nasser's Egypt."
The article also posed the question as to whether Israel had considered the
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