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Vol. XLI I, No. 15
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Worldwide Expose of Anti-Semitism:
Leads to Tests in UN, Appeal
to World to Avoid Resurgence
Dramatic exposes of attempts to internationalize the anti-Semitic
movement, an Arab spokesman's brazen appeal to bigotry at the
United Nations and the revelations of the extent of the worldwide
movement of hate contained in current studies of the issue marked
the Week's development in many spheres.
A two-day conference of the World Jewish Congress, held in
London last week-end, attended by representatives of 15 European
countries,' issued an appeal to the United Nations, all democratic
governments and religious groups of all denominations to join "in
energetic measures to halt increasing activities by Nazi-Fascist organ-
izations which stir up anti-Semitic and racial hatreds in order to
destroy human liberty."
Proof that "the heirs and successors" of Hitler Nazism are
attempting to form a worldwide anti-Semitic organization under the
temporary leadership of George Lincoln Rockwell, and planning to
hold a world congress of Nazi-Fascists in Argentina, was submitted
at the United Nations to 5b' Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, president of
the General Assembly, in the form of a photo-copy letter from Rock-
well, leader of the American Nazi Party, by Dr. Maurice L. Perlzweig,
head of the World Jewish Congress department of international affairs.
The Rockwell letter, dated last Oct. 3, written on swastika-
emblazoned stationery of the American Nazi Party, and concluded
with "Heil Hitler," was addressed to three persons in Buenos Aires,
identified as Ferreyra, Dubrow and Muller, of the Argentine National
Socialist Front. Rockwell took over world leadership of the Nazi
movement this fall, when Colin Jordan, British leader of the move-
ment, was jailed for a nine-month term after being convicted of violat-
ing Britain's Public Order Act through the holding of anti-Semitic
While these revelations were taking place, there was a shock-
ing demonstration of bigotry at a session of the Special Political
Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, at which
an Arab spokesman resorted to the vilest type of venom against the
Jews. So revolting was his speech that even delegates from other Arab
nations have begun to favor a move for that bigot's expulsion from
the international body.
The move for the recall by Saudi Arabi of its permanent repre-
sentative to the UN, Ahmad Shukairy, appeared to be under way with
Arab diplomats heading the drive. The desire for Shukairy's removal
from the UN scene, long contemplated by more moderate Arabs here,
gained heavy impetus after the official Saudi Arabian spokesman
declared openly a "salute" to the anti-Semitic Tacuara movement in
Argentina and proposed that the .UN "adopt" the Tacuara movement.
Shukairy's "salute" to the Tacuara movement was voiced Fri-
day before the General Assembly's Special Political Committee which
is currently debating the Arab issue. Lucio Garcia del Solar, Argen-
tine representative in the committee, immediately objected to the
Shukairy "salute,' telling the United Nations that his people and
government reject everything that Tacuara advocates. .
Embarrassed Arab diplomats, annoyed for many years by
Shukairy's intemperate attacks against Israel and Jews, let it be
known that they are asking the Saudi government to take Shukairy
away from the UN. Some of the Arab diplomats apologized personally
not only to Argentinians here but also to other Latin Americans,
volubly' assuring all that they felt Shukairy had gone much too far
in his anti-Israeli drive by endorsing an open neo-Nazi movement like
A sharp protest - against Shukairy's endorsement of Tacuara
was received by Dr. Leopoldo Benites of Ecuador, chairman of the
committee in which Shukairy called for the "adoption" of Tacuara,
from Label A. Katz, president of Bnai Brith, who visited Argentina
last summer and probed into the neo-Nazi movement there.
The World Jewish Congress conference in London at which
the appeal was issued for worldwide action was summoned to examine
the revival of Nazi-Fascist anti-Semitism in various parts of the world.
The conference also mapped an action program, including legislative,
educational and similar actions in cooperation with church groups and
humanitarian organizations "to curb .Nazi-Fascist activities."
Various national delegations produced evidence during the
sessions, showing that close links already exist and are being
developed on a global scale by groups spreading "their destructive
doctrines." The conference noted that resurgent Nazism and fascism
"exploit anti-Semitism as a weapon, not only against the Jews but
against democracy itself." "It is a matter of urgency," the main resolu-
tion stated, "to eliminate the new Nazi-Fascist threat before it once
again reaches the dimensions which brought civilization to the brink
of destruction during the Hitler era."
Photo-copies of a letter from George Lincoln Rockwell, leader
of the American Nazi Party, and temporary. commander of the World
Union of National Socialists, showing he was planning a world con-
gress of Nazis to be held in Argentina in 1963, were distributed to
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McCarran Act's Inequities: Will JFK
Succeed in Plea for Its Liberalization?
_Most Vicious Anti-Semitic
Attacks on Record Voiced
at IJN by Arab Delegates
(Copyright, 1962, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News
WASHINGTON — President Kennedy is drafting a message to Congress
asking for liberalization of the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act.
This legislative request may be cited in the State of the Union message,
On Dec. 24 the McCarran-Walter Act will have been in force ten years.
The Act's racist provisions, by which German and Anglo-Saxon immigrants
are considered more desirable than other peoples, have made these ten
years a decade of discrimination at a time when America is seeking world
moral leadership. One of the major complaints heard abroad by American
diplomats, the Peace Corpsmen, and others is the biased U.S. national
origins quota system.
How far will President Kennedy go in seeking revision? Experts like
Harry Rosenfield, former U.S. 'Displaced Persons Commisioner, feel that
the White House should seek sweeping revision of the whole McCarran-
Walter structure, including the controversial deportation and denaturaliza-
tion provisions and dubious judicial procedures.
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. — The General Assembly's
Special Political Committee Tuesday heard some of the most
vicious anti-Semitic attacks - ever voiced in an international
forum when Arab representatives pulled all stops in attacking
Israel's foremost political leaders during the continuing debate
on the explosive Arab refugee issue. The Arabs, however, were
answered promptly by Israel.
The barrage of insults was begun by Egypt's Deputy
Foreign Minister Hussein Zulfacar Sabri and after a protesting
interruption by Israel was continued by Saudi Arabia's Ahmad
Shukairy, Michael S. Comay, Israel's permanent representative,
appealed to the chairman, Dr. Leopolodo Benites of Ecuador,
for a halt to personal attacks, but Dr. Benites said he could
not stop the speakers.
Sabri, saying "Zionism's primary task was the cultiva-
tion of Israelomania," denied he was anti-Semitic.
Saying "I am more Semitic than all the Gruns, Zlot-
nicks, .Schkolniks or Shimonovitches put together, those East
Europeans born and reared in Plonsk Poltava, Kiev, Bobruisky
or whatever it was," he was referring to Israel's Prime Minister
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Others take different approaches, ranging from the substantial proposals of
Senator Philip A. Hart, Michigan Democrat, to timid measures for minor piecemeal
Rosenfield maintains that while the Hart Bill (S. 3043) may not correct
all defects, its adoption would be constructive and creative achievement.
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