Giant Rally to Start
Drive for retitions
Against Russ Bias
NEW YORK (JTA) — A mass
meeting, sponsored by the New
York Conference on Soviet Jewry,
a body composed of 28 local and
national Jewish organizations, will
be held June 3 at Madison Square
Garden here to protest the sup-
pression of religious and cultural
freedom of Soviet Jewry, it was
announced by Label Katz, chair-
man of the American Jewish Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry.
Katz said that the rally, which
will be the largest single protest
against Soviet Jewish discrimina-
tion to be held anywhere in the
world, will initiate a drive to
amass 1,000,000 signatures to peti-
tions urging President Johnson to
use his influence upon Soviet lead-
ership to extend to Soviet Jewry
those rights to pursue religious and
cultural expression granted other
Meanwhile, in Washington Sen.
George Murphy, California R•pub-
lican, called on chairman J. W.
Fulbright of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, to help bring
forth a favorable committee report
on the Ribicoff resolution, con-
demning Soviet anti-Semitism "at
the earliest possible time."
Sen Murphy cited the new State
Department position favoring adop-
tion of the resolution.
An identical resolution has been
introduced in the House. Hearings
are expected to begin soon in the
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Justice Goldberg Urges
UN Study of Soviet Bias
NEW YORK (JTA)—Creation
of a neutral, fact-finding interna-
tional commission, under the aegis
of. the United Nations, to investi-
gate religious discriminations in
any part of the world was pro-
posed here Sunday night by. Su-
preme Court Justice Arthur J.
The jurist was the principal
speaker at the inaugural dinner of
the Jewish Center for the United
Nations, to be constructed as an
expansion of the present Sutton
Place Synagogue, in the shadow of
the UN complex.
Justice Goldberg called atten-
tion to the anti-Jewish discrimina-
tions in the Soviet Union, and
told the assemblage of ambassa-
dors, government officials and
clergymen of various faiths _that
his proposed commission "might
well destroy much discrimination
by exposing it to the cold light of
world public opinion."
Mapai Wins Majority ,
on Brazilian Council
SAO PAULO (JTA)—A Mapai
faction won 31 of the 50 seats on
the Jewish Federation General
Council which were up for election
April 27. Of the 2,568 votes cast,
the Mapai faction got 1,536 votes.
The PO-member Council will also
include delegates to be named by
some 50 organizations next month.
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