Protests Mount Against USSR Anti-Semitism
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Organizers of the conference Soviet relations had improved.
Young Communist Organization
T. K, Kitchko, author of the by the Stockholm young Com- are still awaiting final word He added that the deteriora-
book, had acted under his con- munist groups; by the British from the State Department tion of the position of Soviet
stitutional right to engage in Communist Party, the latter's Where they want a delegation Jewry was a more determining
anti-religious propaganda and objections having been express- to meet Secretary of. State factor than diplomatic or cul-
that he wrote it "with good in- ed by the party's secretary, Rusk.
tural gestures. He mentioned
tentions." The statement con- John Gellan; by the press and
The purpose of the confer- as an example the recent pub-
tained some vague criticism of by Christian groups in Belgium; ence, which will be held at the lication in Russia of Hebrew
the way Kitchko tried to "in- by the Italy Communist news- Willard Hotel, is "to adopt a songs translated into Russian,
troduce to his readers scientific paper L'Unita and Paul de . long range program of national commenting that the transla-
views on Judaism." The main Grost, president of the Dutch and international scope to deal tions were not to be found in
theme of the statement was that Communist Party,
with the deteriorating status bookstores.
the Soviet policy on the nation-
It was indicated in Washing- of Jews and Judaism in the
Touching on security and
ality question could not be ton that the resolutions in both USSR." Among the main political questions, he said that
judged solely on the basis of Houses of Congress to provide speakers scheduled to address the December "summit confer-
"only one work by an atheist." for American supplies of mat- the conference is Supreme ence" of Arab League coup-
The statement then reiterated zoth for Russian Jews were in- Court Justice Arthur Gold- ' tries at Cairo had again placed
the standard Soviet position troduced too late for proper ac- berg and Senators Jacob Javits
Israel at the top of the list of
that there was no "Jewish ques- tion.
of New York and Abraham Rub- Arab unity causes. He said
tion" in the USSR, and that all Await Word from White House icoff of Connecticut.
the Arabs were determined to
religions there "have been plac-
Organizers of the conference attack Israel, "although we
Whether Johnson Will Meet
ed in equal conditions."
have sent a telegram to Khrush- don't know when."
With Conference Reps.
chev asking him to comment
Soviet Premier Khruschchev
WASHINGTON — The con- on the issues to be discussed,
He said the French flirta-
was challenged to repudiate the
contents and further dissemina-
but no reply has been received tions with the Arabs had not
tion of the anti-Semitic book, in Jewish organizations on the from Moscow. However, efforts changed Israel-French friend-
a wire to Soviet Ambassador situation of Soviet Jews will displayed by the Soviet prop- ship but that he felt that France
Anatoly F. Dobrynin from open here Sunday but so far aganda apparatus and by was not prepared to do for
Jacob T. Zukerman, president there has been no confirma- Soviet diplomats abroad indi-
tion from the White House cate that the Russians are not
of Workmen's Circle.
that President Johnson will re- without concern over the nega-
Shortly after the introduc-
. delegation from th e
tion of resolutions in the Senate conference as requested by its tive impact their anti-Jewish
moves have created on world
and the House of Representa-
public opinion, including left-
tives by Senator Eugene Mc-
Conference sources said they wing and even Communist or-
Carthy of Wisconsin and Rep.
Michael Feighan of Ohio to au- were told by the White House ganizations in the Western
thorize the President to provide that "the President's schedule world.
matzoth for delivery to Jews in is very heavy" on the days of Moshe Dayan Tells Youth
the Soviet Union, Yuri Bobra- the conference and its or- Anti-Semitism Affects
kov, USSR - Embassy press ganizers have therefore sug- Israeli-Russian Relations
TEL AVIV — Agriculture
spokesman, in Washington, told gested alternate dates beyond
the JTA that the private bakery the original closing day of the Minister and Mapai leader
was operating again, and he meetings. Despite daily efforts Moshe Dayan told a meeting
claimed that matzoth were being by the JTA Bureau in Wash- of the Mapai Young Circle
distributed to four Moscow ington, White House sources Tuesday that Israel's relations
have so far avoided consistently with the Soviet Union "must
Rep. Leonard Farbstein, in a discussing the question of the be based on the Russian atti-
speech in the House, condemned President's receiving a delega- tude toward its Jews" and that
Soviet failure to distribute mat- tion, nor was there any com- he was opposed to efforts to
ment on reports printed in the improve relations with Russia
On the eve of Passover, an ap- 1 Israel press that the State because "of the worsening sit-
peal was addressed to Nikita Department was urging the uation of its Jews."
Gen. Dayan, asserting he was
Khrushchev for his pensonal in- President not to get involved
tervention to insure proper mat- in the question of Soviet Jewry speaking as a Mapai member
zoth distribution among Russian lest such involvement interfere and not as a Cabinet minister,
Jews, on behalf of 24 national with American-Soviet relations said he did not agree with
those who believed that Israel-
Jewish organizations by Lewis in other spheres.
H. Weinstein of Boston.
Condemnations of the Kiev
anti-Semitic book were made by
the European Writers Union, in
a cable from Rome; by the
A Weekly Column for Beginners
Swedish Communists and in an
open letter sent to the Soviet
Israel in the future everything
it had done in the past because
"conditions have changed."
Finally he said the efforts Is-
rael has poured into Africa
"may prove useless. We may
face disappointments there."
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Dr. Goldmann in Greece
for Talks; to See Premier
ATHENS, (JTA)—Dr. Nahum
Goldmann, president of the
World Jewish Congress, is here
for a week's visit during which
he will meet with Greek Jewish
leaders and deal with a numb-
er of communal problems. He
also is expected to meet with
the Greek premier.
Dr. Goldmann declared on his
arrival that it will be the offi-
cial future policy of the WJC
and the World Zionist Organiza-
tion to strengthen small com-
munities. He announced that the
board of directors of a founda-
tion to succeed the Conference
on Jewish Material Claims
Against Germany will meet in
Athens in 1965.
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