Delegation From Conference on Soviet Jewry
Presents Appeal to _President, St-Cite liPepartment
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
and submitted the request for fairs, Edward Crankshaw, said USSR Racism
to The Jewish News)
Condemned by USSR Reported Impounding
WASHINGTON — The re- the U.S. Governments good I that the Communist Commis- Belgian Minister of Justice
Matzoth, Taking Other Steps
quest that the United States offices to make known to Mos- sion's action "is an indication of
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
Against Jewish Population
to The Jewish News)
Government use its good offices cow "the extent of our Govern- how sensitive the Soviet Gov-
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — All
to make known to the Soviet ment's concern for the situation ern ment is to charges of anti-
Minister Pierre Vermeylen de- shipments of matzoh to Jewish
Government the extent of Amer- and status" of Soviet Jews. The Semitism."
nounced racism in the Soviet individuals and communities in
icon concern for the situation of formal statement
(Further condemnations of Union Monday night at a meet- the Soviet Union were im-
the U.S. Government: has "am
3 million Jews in the th
"Judaism Without Embellish- ing commemorating the 21st pounded, according to press dis-
Soviet Union was submitted
printed in the Eu-
here to the White House and tory for appropriate actions to ropean press. In Paris, "France anniversary of the 'Warsaw patches here citing "unimpeach-
the State Department at a series deal with persecutions and Observateur," a left-wing news- Ghetto Revolt. The minister able sources." According to the
of conferences which included oppression of minority groups." paper, asserted that no one can cited as an example the publi- reports, Soviet Jewry was al-
with President John- . After summarizing the resolu- deny now that anti-Semitism ex- cation of the anti-Semetic book most completely without mat-
"Judaism Without Embellish- zoth this Passover, since the
tion passed by the conference
son and Secretary of State Dean ton
ists in the USSR. The Jewish ment" published in Kiev.
authorities declined to supply
and the 18th specific of action Resistance O r g a n i z ation in
The meeting was organized wheat and the Jewish communi-
adopted, the formal statement'
The appeal was made by
France sent a protest against
th publication and dissemination by the Belgian Zionist Federa- ties were unable to bake mat-
delegation from the American apealed to the Secr ey
tion in cooperation with all zoth.
Jewish Conference on Soviet
of the book, to the Soviet War other Belgain Jewish organiza-
Touching on other develop-
Jewry which late Monday after-
Veterans Organization. T w o tions and Jewish communities.
ments affecting Soviet Jewry,
noon conferred with top White convey
ence and its deep concern for periodicals in Belgium, includ-
Citing other anti-Jewish mani- the reports disclosed that the
House aides, headed by Special
ing one dominated by leftists, festations in Russia the Justice Soviet authorities recently dis-
Assistant for National Security
also voiced their protests).
minister stressed that the estab- missed the heads of most exist-
Affairs McGeorge Bundy. In life " in the Soviet Union."
lishment of Israel was the best ing Jewish communities in the
the latter part of this confer-
USSR, replacing them with
refutation of anti-Semitism.
ence, President Johnson joined sidered as an exacerbation of Anti-Israeli Incitements
political conflict between East Beamed to Arab World
Nesanel Lefkowicz, president "more pliable" persons. In those
the meeting and gave what
West. This is not a political WASHINGTON, (JTA) — In of the Zionist Federation and synagogues still functioning, the
described as symphathetic was
another broadcast aimed at in-
reports stated, congregation of-
ception to a report on the re ssue. It is rather an issue of citing the Arabs against Israel, chairman of the meeting, also ficials have been instructed not
the integral survival of the reli-
assailed anti-Semitism in the
solutions adopted by the con- aims
and cultural life of mil- Moscow Radio told the Arab Soviet Union and also cited the to permit foreign tourists to be
ference which concluded a few
called to the Torah during the
members of the human world that the American De- Kiev book.
fense Department and the "mil-
holiday services. Some years
Tuesday morning the nine-
ago, Soviet synagogues were for-
The delegation, which pre- itary" in West Germany wish to
member delegation met with the sented the views of the confer- "make Israel an atomic rocket ed the memory of the millions bidden to accept any gifts from
Secretary of State and later ence to the Administration, was base for NATO." 11i its Arabic
tourists, the ban including reli-
with Assistant Secretaries of composed of Lewis H. Wein- broadcast, Moscow added that, and the uprising in the Warsaw gious articles.
State William Tyler, European stein; Isaiah Minkoff, National while Israeli circles appreciate ghetto which he said must in-
(During his visit in Detroit
Affairs, and Harlan Cleveland, Community Relations Advisory the intention of the imperialists, spire the future development on Monday, USSR Ambassador
Council; Label A. Katz, presi- they 'do not conceal the fact
Mendel Mann , a Jewish Anatoly Dobrynin shunned
After the meeting, Lewis H. dent, Bnai Brith; Mrs. Siegfried that they intend to use modern writer, described the Jewish questions about anti-Semitism,
Weinstein, president of the Kramarsky, president of Hadas-
war effort against Nazism in in the Soviet Union. Faced with
Conference of Presidents of sah; Adolph Held, national against the Arab states."
Eastern Europe, particularly in it at a press conference, he
Major Jewish Organizations, who chairman, Jewish Labor Com- „ The broadcast asserted that the Russian army. He said all categorically denied that there
acted as spokesman for the mittee; Harris Berlack, Amen research
in the field of nuclear mention of that effort is sur- was anti-Semitism in his coun-
delegation, told correspondents can Jewish Committee; Rabbi bomb production is going on in pressed completely in the Soviet try).
that their presentation gained Jay Kaufman, vice-president, Israel. Add to this the efforts Union and the Russian people
being made to equip the Israeli
"very sympathetic reception" Union of American Hebrew army with
the means to deliver are fed instead such books as Weizmann Institute
and that they were very pleased Congregations; Rabbi Joachim
to the desired the Kiev publication.
with the mood of the "full dis- Prinz, president, American Jew-
to Get $23 Million
Mlon Predicts Improved
cussion" which took place on ish Congress; Yehuda Hellman, target. In all these matters, the
Loans From U.S.
the subject. secretary, American Jewish Con- rulers of Israel receive help
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
REHOVOT, (JTA) — The
to The Jewish News)
At the daily briefing for cor- ference on Soviet Jewry.
Saying there was an "agree-
JERUSALEM — Labor
Weizmann Institute of Science
respondents, State Department Anti-Semitic Book Criticized
ment to sell a large number of ter Yigal Allan said Tuesday will receive loans from the
spokesman Richard Phillips is-
by Soviet Communist Party
(American) rockets to Israel,"
sued a statement indicating that
LONDON (JTA)—The Ideo- Moscow Radio indicated to its that there was no reason why United States totaling 70 mil-
Israel-Soviet relations should lion pounds ($23 million) to be
the Secretary of State is giving logical Commission of the Soviet
consideration to the sugges- I Communist Party criticized the Arab listeners that these were not improve and that Premier allocated from counterpart Am-
tions presented by the Jewish I publication by the Ukrainian the weapons that allegedly are Levi Eshkol's efforts for that erican funds accumulated in
aimed to deliver nuclear war- goal should be welcomed by Israel, it was announced to the
delegation. The group submitted I Academy of Sciences of the anti-
heads. It was clear, however,
Institute's board of governors
to the State Department, as it I Semitic book, "Judaism Without that actually the Communist
Speaking on the eye of his by Meyer Weisgal, chairman of
did to the White House earlier, I Embellishment," it was reported broadcast was referring to a
the resolutions adopted by the from Moscow. The book, which U. S. agreement, publicly an- departure for a speaking tour the board.
The funds will be made
500 delegates representing the ! contains anti - Jewish carica- nounced, to sell to Israel the in the Far East and Australia,
24 Jewish organizations which tures reminiscent of Nazi pro- Hawk ground-to-air missiles, to he said that while Soviet Is- available to the institute at
the rate of 10 million pounds
participate in the conference paganda, has already been at- improve Israel's capability to raeli relations were character-
ized by "lights and shadows," he ($3.3 million) per year over a
on Soviet Jewry. tacked by Communist parties in defend herself against the in- hoped that the recent limited
seven-year period. The Insti-
The official State Department I various Western countries.
creasing number of jet bomb- resumption of commercial re-
statement declared: I The statement, which was ers supplied to Egypt by the lotions would provide another tute will repay the loan over
a period of 20 to 30 years.
"The Secretary of State met adopted at a special meeting of Soviets.
"source of light."
The 30th anniversary of the
this morning with representa-! the Ideological Commission and
Sieff Institute, from which the
tives of the American Jewish' was published in Pravda, organ
Weizmann Institute eventually
Conference on Soviet Jewry of the USSR Communist Party,
developed, was marked here
and received with appreciatioa! said that the book contained
with the dedication of a new
the statements and resolutions statements and illustrations that
organic chemistry wing opened
adopted by the conference and "may insult the feelings of be-
by Israel an d Rebecca Sieff ,
conveyed to him in the meeting lievers and be interpreted in a
this morning. ; spirit of anti-Semitism."
B ritish philanthro-
"Representatives of the con- I The party announcement
PARIS, (JTA) — Soviet Pre- himself is an Ukrainian.
ference also met with the Pres- added that the book "colitra- mier Khrushchev, after examin-
Among those taking part in
After studying the book at the ceremonies were Abba
ident and the White House staff dieted the party's Leninist policy
deputy prime minister of
yesterday afternoon." I on religious and nationality
"At the meeting this morning questions, and merely feeds book, "Judaism Without Em- "the idiots" at the author and Israel and president of the
Secretary Rusk took occasion to anti-Soviet insinuations of our bellishment," expressed shock those responsible for its publi- Weizmann Institute; British
reaffirm the concern expressed I ideological foes who are trying over its contents and called its cation. He also asked that it be Ambassador John Beith; Myer
by Mrs. M. Tree, U. S. repre- • at all costs to create a so-called author and publishers "idiots," presented to the Soviet Corn- Feldman, chief legal counsel to
sentative at the UN Human Jewish question." The statement his son-in-law, Alexis Adjubei, munist party's central commit- President Johnson; Nobel tau-
Rights Commission, that anti- , reiterated, however, the official said here Tuesday. tee and its ideological commis- reate Robert Robinson; and
Adjubei, editor of the official sion for examination and even- members of the Institute's board
Semitism is used by some mem- ' assertions that the Jews in the
hers of the United Nations to Soviet Union "are all respected organ of the Soviet government, tual condemnation. The ideo- of governors.
turn groups against each other in the same situation as other Izvestia, conveyed this account logical commission criticized the
to Andre Blumel, president of book last Sunday.
and to deprive Jewish minoriti-, peoples."
the France - USSR Friendship
The Soviet editor also told Swastikas Smeared
ties of religious and cultural
Pravda indicated that, after
heritage which makes this group the furor caused by the book Association and former presi- Blumel that the Soviet Premier on Paris Synagogue
dent of the French Zionist Fed- was "the man most opposed to
abroad, the Ideological Commis- erotism. Blumel has been in anti-Semitism in the entire So-
PARIS, (JTA) — Police here
"He confirmed the proposal sion was specially convened to practically constant touch with viet Union" because he saw in are investigating an outbreak of
made by Mrs. Tree that the UN review the entire question of the Izvestia editor, since the its continued existence "a last anti-Semitic vandalism
in a part
members pledged themselves to anti-religious literature.
latter's arrival on a visit to vestigate of Stalinism which of Paris densely populated with
eradicate anti-Semitism in ac-
The Sunday Observer today France last week. Adjubei is must be erased at the earliest." hiloth
where the Agud
w at h s Hake-
cordance with their obligations hailed the action of the Soviet accompanied by his wife, the
under the UN Charter. The Sec- authorities in moving with "un- Soviet Premier's daughter.
Adjubei also told the French with swastikas, while a number
retary indicated that he would exampled speed" in reacting to
Jewish leader that, in two of Jewish homes were daubed
According to the account, months, the principle of "inter- ‘vith anti-Jewish slogans.
consider further steps the U.S. the publication of the anti-Semi-
might take to be helpful in this tic book. In an editorial corn- Adjubei told Blumel that, as nal passports," in which the
the protests in the Western holder's nationality is mention- only The
menting on the statemnt con-
In the formal statement by cerning the book by the Ideo-
book, written by a Prof. T. ed by a work permit in which a historic shrine.
the delegation to Mr. Rusk logical Commission of the So- Kitchko, and published by the nationality or religion will not
which was released to cor- viet Communist Party, the Ob-
At the intervention of the
respondents, the Jewish leaders server expressed the hope that Ukrainian Academy of Science be mentioned. At present, So- League for Franco-Israeli Friend-
Interior Minister Roger
described the subject of the the action would "serve as a known, the Soviet Premier -ask- cards" on which a
conference as "an issue of ur- precedent" for the future. The ed to
Russian let- Frey has personally ordered the
be shown the book, which ter indicates that the holder is police to do all in its power to
gent concern to all Americans" ,Observer's expert on Soviet af- is in Ukrainian.
Khrushchev a Jew.
bring the culprits to justice.
Khrushchev Called Authors of
Anti-Semitic Book 'Idiots'; Plan
Told to End 'Internal Passports'