Ecumenical Council Delegates Indignant
Over Distribution of Anti-Semitic Book
ROME, (JTA) 7,—Widespread general indignation was the reported response
in Rome to the publication and distribution to all delegates to the Ecumenical
Council of a viciously anti-Semitic book published under the auspices of the
neo-Nazi "New Order" movement. The movement is known to have neo-Nazi
affiliations in this country and in many other European lands.
The 600-page book, a quality printing job, bears the signature of Maurice
Piney, a pseudonym, and was published in 4,000 copies. It was sent free to all
the delegates. Since the publication was not placed on public sale, it and its
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sponsors ; who were estimated to have spent about $8,000 on the project, were
presumed to be immune to punitive .action by the authorities in Rome.
The volume contains a painstaking collection of anti-Semitic quotations,
dating back several hundred years, including copious excerpts from the
frequently exposed anti-Semitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion. In addition, the
book, called, "The Plot Against the Church," offers an innovation in such hate
literature—a theory about the alleged existence of a "Jewish fifth column"
among Catholic clergy.
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USSR Charged with Deliberate
Plot to Make Jews Scapegoats
in 'Economic Crimes' Charges
U. S. Pledges $24,700,000
Towards Arab Refugee Fund:
UNRIVA Extended Until 1965
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA) — The final plenary ses-
sion of the United Nations General Assembly followed the
lead of its Special Political Committee and approved a resolu-
tion sponsored by the United States to extend until June 30,
1965, the mandate of the UN Relief and Works Agency for the
care of the Arab refugees.
The vote was 100 for, none against and two abstentions.
Israel was one of the two abstainers on the resolution as a
whole, after casting a no vote against one part of a paragraph
dealing with repatriation of the refugees under a 1948 resolu-
tion. Portugal also abstained.
Michael Comay, Israel's chief delegate, said that part
of the resolution was unacceptable because it was based on
the view, consistently opposed by Israel, that the work of
the UN Palestine Conciliation Commission "should be based
on a single controversial paragraph torn out of the context
of a resolution adopted 14 years ago." He said this approach
had resulted in no progress toward solving the problem.
He dealt with possible misinterpretations that Israel was
displeased with PCC efforts to solve the refugee problem, noting
that Israel had voted for the part of the questioned paragraph
which asked the PCC to continue its work with Israel and the
five Arab states on the problem.
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LONDON, (JTA)—Of 90 citizens of the USSR sentenced to death for
"economic crimes" since the death penalty for such offenses was reintro-
duced by the Soviet government a year and . a half ago, 50 were Jews, the
Sunday Telegraph stated in a summary of recent anti-Jewish actions in
Characterizing the.number of Jews executed during the Soviet campaign
against "economic criminals" a point of "significance," the newspaper called .
the facts a reflection of "a deliberate policy of making the Jews the scape-
goats for widespread embezzlement and profiteering."
Recent examples of the manner in -which Jews are chosen for treatment
much harsher than that accorded other Soviet - citizens were cited by the
Sunday Telegraph in connection with trials held at Kishinev and Chernovits,
where 10 persons were executed — all of them Jews. Another instance
noted by the newspaper was the case of a man named Tespuro, a non-Jewish -
director of a state farm at Irkutsk, who was tried and convicted for 'numer-
ous offenses." Tespuro was a given a 10-year prison sentence, but his
subordinate, a Jew named Yudin, was sentenced to death.
LONDON, (JTA)—Rudolph Friedman, a Russian-Jewish scientist and
professor of physics, has been arrested on a charge of "espionage" on behalf
of the United States, according to information received here from the Soviet
The information was contained in an article in the Leningrad Pravda,
dated Dec. 20. According to the Leningrad organ of the local Communist
Party, Prof. Friedman had become friendly with an American with whom
he shared admiration for abstract paintings which the two were viewing
together at a Leningrad museum. (Soviet Premier Nikita S. -Khrushchev
recently condemned abstract art as being untrue to "Socialist realism.")
Prof. Friedman, the newspaper alleged, lated tried to mail to the American
some "writings in invisible ink" that dealt with Soviet defense secrets.
Three Moroccan Arabs of Bahai Faith.
Accused of Zionism, Sentenced to Die
CASABLANCA, (JTA)—Three Moroccan Arabs who are members of the Bahai
faith have been sentenced to death as "heretics," it was announced here. A statement
by the Minister for Moslem Affairs charged that the Bahai movement "is in league
with Zionism," and that the three victims "worked in the interests of Zionism."
The daily newspaper Maroc Information declared here that "the Bahai movement
makes common cause with Zionists" and alleged that the adherents of the faith
constitute "a Zionist instrument for the desruction of the Arab world." The Bahai
movement maintains two shrines in Israel, one at Haifa and another at Acre. The
headquarters of the international organization of Bahai, managing the worldwide
affairs of this universal religion, are located at Haifa.
(A Cairo dispatch to London reported that three men were hanged in Egypt on
charges of "spying for Israel." Two of the men were Egyptian-born Armenians and
the third was an Egyptian. The men were arrested two years ago.
It is reported from Rabat that the Moroccan Supreme Court of Appeal will re-
examine the case. Attorneys for the condemned men said it was expected to go before
the Appeal Court at the end of January or early in February.)
Bahai Petition Queen Elizabeth for Help; British Lawyers Try to Save Men
LONDON, (JTA)—A petition to Queen Elizabeth II to intervene with the govern-
ment of Morocco on behalf of three members of the Bahai faith sentenced to death
in Morocco was addressed by the National Assembly of the Bahai movement in the
British Isles. Telegrams were also sent to 50 members of Parliament, representing
constituencies where members of the Bahai live in this country, requesting the repre-
sentatives in Commons to use their inluence in an effort to save the lives of the three
condemned men in Morocco. In addition, members of Amnesty, an organization of
British attorneys, have taken up the case in the hope of saving the men's lives.
UN Tragic Comedy: Refugee
Comedy Ends in a Fiasco
BY SAUL CARSON
JTA Correspondent at the United Nations
(Copyright, 1962, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. — After three and a half
arduous, often very noisy, at times very painful weeks of
debate, most of it redundant, the United Nations General
Assembly finally concluded its annual review of the Arab
refugee question. And what was accomplished? Exactly
The sole substantive step taken was the extension of the
mandate for the machinery which feeds and houses the refugees
—the UN Relief and Workers Agency for Palestine Refugees
in the Near East—until June 30, 1965. Since no one dreamed
that the UNRWA mandate, due to expire June 30, 1963, would
not be renewed—the only "accomplishment" was so routine as
to be far from worthy of the time, expense, emotion, passion
and hatred invested in that arduous, debate lasting 18 full
sessions, held by 110 members of the United Nations. That
much could have been done in a half hour.
Even in regard to UNRWA itself, no fresh step had been
taken. For instance, the UNRWA chief, Commissioner-General
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