ADA Calls for Democratic Action on. M. E. Peace and Liberalized Immigration
WASHINGTON (JTA)—The liberal political organization, Americans for
Democratic Action, called on the Democratic Party Convention to adopt a platform
plank pledging to seek "the recognition by the Arab States that Israel has a right to
exist." At a press conference held in Washington, Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., ADA national
vice-chairman, presented the organization's proposed platform for the Democratic
National Convention. The ADA plank for the Middle East states:
"In the Middle East, we will work for guarantees to insure independence and
economic development for all nations. We will press for an equitable solution to the
Arab refugee problem, along with a peaceful settlement of all other Arab-Israeli
issues. We will insist upon an end to boycotts and blockades against Israel, and
unrestricted use of the Suez Canal by all nations. Above all, we shall seek the recog-
nition by the Arab states that Israel has a right to exist.*
ADA also urged the convention to take a strong stand on liberalization of im-
migration laws. The proposed ADA plank on this subject declares:
"We pledge ourselves to work for the elimination of the national origins quota
system. We shall support a new system based on Democratic principles, such as the
reunion of scattered families, the provision of asylum for refugees, and the ad-
mission of immigrants according to the talents and skills they bring with them rather
than their national origin. We shall put an end to second-class citizenship for natural-
ized Americans. We shall support legislation enacting due process and judicial review
in denaturalization and deportation proceedings."
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Senator ibicoff to Press Bill
Against USS Anti-Semitism
as Amendment to Foreign Aid
Ask Aid to Israel
WASHINGTON (JTA) Three members
of the Democratic Party's Platform Com-
mittee backed a strong pro-Israel plank
which they urged for adoption by their
pariy's national convention.
Speaking up for a strong pro-Israel policy
by the Democratic Party were Congressman
Emanuel Celler, of New York, who is chair-
man of the House Judiciary Committee;
John E. Powers, of Massachusetts; and Rep.
Harris B. McDowell, of Delaware, a member
of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Celler spoke after testimony regarding a
firm United States stand on Arab-Israel
issues had been presented to the committee
by I. L. Kenen, executive director of the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Rep. Celler not only backed Kenen's
proposed platform plank, but also suggested
that the United States advance loans to
Israel to finance acquisition of arms, in
view of the Soviet Union's continued supply
of arms to Egypt.
Powers, pointing out that he was not a
Jew, expressed agreement regarding adop-
tion of a pro-Israel plank. Telling the com-
mittee that he visited Israel last year, he
stated that Israel must be supported be-
cause it is "the only friend we have in the
Middle East." Rep. McDowell spoke up after
the committee had heard anti-Israeli testi-
mony from Harold B. Minor, former United
States Ambassador to Lebanon, and a for-
mer official of the State Department.
Appearing on behalf of the Citizens Com-
mittee on American Policy in the Middle
East, Minor alleged that "minority groups"
exert "pressure" relating to U.S. policy on
the Near East, and voiced regret that "pref-
erential treatment" is allegedly given to
Calling for a "pro-American policy," Mi-
nor requested elimination of the proposed
pro-Israel plank, questioned Israel's water
develipment program, which the Arab states
are oA)osing, and called for a program that
would "repatriate" the Arab refugees, let-
ting them "return" to Israel, and grant
them compensation from the Israel Govern-
McDowell took sharp exception with Mi-
nor's presentation. He told Minor that the
American public and its elected representa-
tives would be "remiss in their responsibili-
ties as citizens" if they did not concern
themselves with foreign policy. lie affirmed
that he disagreed with Minor's testimony
when the latter had said that Americans
had "no business getting involved in draft-
ing platforms bearing on foreign policy
matters." He insisted that "Near Eastern
peace is a vital concern for all Americans."
A New,. Eastern plank is important, he de-
clared, "because the Democratic Party is
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WASHINGTON (JTA)—Senator Abraham Ribicoff, Connecticut Democrat, made known that he will seek
Senate approval of his resolution condemning Soviet anti-Semitism, by offering it as an amendment to the
foreign aid authorization bill now pending. Ribicoff is acting with the support of 24 Jewish organizations.
The resolution was submitted on Aug. 10 to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which has so far
taken no action. Sixty-three other Senators have joined with Senator Ribicoff in co-sponsoring the measure.
It is presumed that they would now support its adoption in the form of the amendment conceived by Sen.
State Department sources indicated meanwhile that they doubt the wisdom of the Senate expression on
this subject in any form. They said it was an intervention into the domestic affairs of the Soviet Union which
would evoke resentment and prove counter-productive.
When the Ribicoff resolution was submitted before the Foreign
Relations Committee, it met moves to broaden the wording to include
Soviet discrimination against Moslems and Christians. This would
weaken its value as a specific expression against growing anti-
From Hall's Floor
The amendment would contain the same wording as the original
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resolution. The main point would be the expression by Congress of
MELBOURNE — Mayor F. I. Smyth of
the charge that "the Soviet Union is persecuting Jewish citizens by
Prahan, a commercial and industrial section
singling them out for extreme punishment for alleged economic
in the heart of Melbourne, announced Tues-
offenses, by confiscating synagogues, by closing Jewish cemeteries,
day that he would urge the Prahan Council
by arresting rabbis and lay religious leaders, by curtailing religious
to authorize the removal of swastika pat-
observances, by discriminating against Jews in cultural activities and
terns in the tiles of the floor at the town
to higher education, by imposing restrictions that prevent the
of Jews with their families in other lands, and by other acts
The move follows complaints by Jewish
Jews in the free exercise of their faith."
individuals and organizations that the Swas-
(An appeal for action by the U.S. Government against the spread-
tika, which was actually an ancient symbol
ing anti-Semitism in Russia was issued by the delegates attending the
in use among aboriginal tribes in various
annual convention of Hadassah, in Los Angeles. The convention
parts of the world, was a painful reminder
urged the adoption of the Ribicoff resolution by the U.S. Senate.
of the Nazi regime. The town hall has been
(Protests against USSR anti-Semitism also were registered at the
used in the past by the Australian Zionist
Organization and other Jewish groups.
annual convention of the Jewish War Veterans in Hollywood, Fla.
(The Democratic Party's platform committee has been asked to
Mayor Smyth said he was sure that the
council would agree to the removal of the
insert a plank in the 1964 platform calling attention to the situation
in Russia and protesting against the spreading anti-Semitism.)
Subcommittee of U.S. Senate Exposes the 'Protocols' as
Fraudulent Documents and'Ancient Anti-Semitic Canard'
WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Senate Subcommittee on Internal Security issued a report officially debunking the anti-Semitic
"Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and revealing that elements in the United States are still trying to revive "this ancient
Senator Thomas 3. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat who is vice-chairman of the subcommittee, and Senator Kenneth B. Keating,
New York Republican, a member, recommended the study after observing continued attempts to resurrect the "protocols" in
"the name of anti-Communism." The study was printed with unanimous approval of all nine members of the subcommittee.
Senators Dodd and Keating felt the revival of the notorious forgery was an attempt to advance a line that the nation's real
enemy "is not international Communism but "international Jewry.' " The two Senators said in a joint statement that the
subcommittee receives inquires about the "protocols" from "sincere but misguided people."
"It is impossible not to be concerned over the cynical way in which some groups in the name of anti-Communism continue
to use the 'protocols' to promote prejudice and hostility among Americans, and thus weaken the country's efforts in the
real fight against Communism," the Senators stated. Not only have the "protocols" been revived in the United States they
said, but documents that bear a close resemblance have been printed in the Soviet Union "as part of the unrelenting campaign
against the Jewish minority in the Soviet Union."
The subcommittee's study concluded that "those who would mislead the American people by continuing to peddle this crude
and vicious nonsense impede and prejudice the nation's fight against the Communist menace." The subcommittee voiced convic-
tion that "the peddlers of the 'protocols' are peddlers of un-American prejudice who spread hate and dissension among the
American people. Falsely using the guise of fighting Communism, they, like the Communists who set class against class, would
set religion against religion. Both would subvert the American system."
It was determined by the subcommittee that although the "protocols" have been often exposed as a "vicious hoax," they
"continue to be circulated by the unscruplous and accepted by the unthinking." Another conclusion was that the "protocols"
was but one of a number of fraudulent documents now appearing to advance the myth of an "international Jewish conspiracy."
The new study essentially is a compendium of a number of separate analyses by authorities in several countries who have
had occasion to investigate the origins and circulation of the "protocols." Among the authorities quoted are Richard Helms, assist-
ant director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency; Father Pierre Charles, S.J., Professor of Theology at the Jesuit College in
Louvain, Belgium; Prof. John P. Curtiss of Columbia University; and Dr. Hugo Valentin, of the University of Upsala, Sweden.