World Jewish Leadership
Gropes in Dark, Searching
Weapons on Assimilation
SLOMOV I TZ
BRUSSELS, Belgium — As at previous - World
Jewish Congress gatherings, in the 30-year history of
the international movement, the fifth pre- nary is most
colorful. There are delegates from so many lands,
speaking different languages, bringing with them a
diversity of problems and interests. But there ate
also frustrations. There are fears and complexes and
uncertainties; there is pessimism and there is a grop-
ing in the dark.
Whatever difficulties arise here are the end re-
sult of a world situation that affects all of Jewry.
Primarily, it revolves around the challenges centered
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Security Council Backs Israel;
Defeats Jordan-Mali Resolution
Pres. Shazar Takes U.S.
by Storm; Meets Dignitaries
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WASHINGTON — Israel President S. Z. Shazar
concluded a week-long whirlwind tour of Washington
and New York, leaving by plane Thursday for Israel
after spending six previous weeks in the Latin Ameri-
can countries of Uruguay, Chile and Brazil.
The President, smiling but visibly tired after wind-
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UNITED NATIONS — The joint Jordan-Mali Resolution which sought to
condemn Israel for a reprisal bombing attack 'against Syria was defeated in the
Security Council late Wednesday.
Only six nations — the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, J o r d a n, Mali, Nigeria
and Uganda — voted for the resolution, while the nine other members of the
Security Council abstained from voting. Nin
e votes in favor of the resolution:
were needed for approval.
Debate concluded in the Council with the Bulgarian representative strongly condemning
Israel and urging passage of the resolution. Earlier, the Japanese delegate said that the Israeli
bombing attack "was carried out in flagrant disregard of previous Security Council resolutions
and UN objectives in the Middle East." He could only deplore that action, he said. At the same
time, he must also deplore other incidents that precipitated this reprisal.
Representatives from Argentina said that the Council should endorse the efforts of Gen.
Odd Bull, Chief of Staff of the UN Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine.
Gen. Bull, in his remarks to the Security Council, definitely linked Israel's July 14 air
raid against Syria water diversion installations to previous terrorist mining attacks in Israeli
settlements which cost Israel two dead and two wounded.
The Israeli air raid, according to Gen. Bull, caused damage to Syrian earth moving ma-
chinery intended for use for diversion of Jordan River headwaters. He reported - that nine
Syrians were wounded, one of the casualties, a woman, died latet
The significance of Gen. Bull's linkage of the Israel air raids with the terrorist at-
tacks lay in the fact that Syria, supported by Jordan and the Soviet Union, had been insist-
ing that the Israel air raid and the terrorist attacks against Israel must not be considered
as parts of one single issue.
Earlier in the week the Council, which has been considering Syrian and Israeli charges
and counter-charges, requested Gen. Bull to file two separate reports, each devoted distinctly
to the Syrian and the Israeli accusations, respectively. The Council received the Bull reports,
but the UNTSO chief added a third document. The linkage between the Israeli and the Syrian
charges was provided by the third document.
In the third document Gen. Bull reported to the Security Council that he had written
identical letters to Syria and Israel, telling the two governments: "It is my duty to express
my deepest concern for the situation which has developed. Four mining incidents which oc-
curred in Israel close to the armistice demarcation line, the first on the night of July 12-13,
two on July 13 and the fourth on the morning of July 14 have resulted in the death of two
Israelis and two others were wounded. On July 14 the Government of Israel responeded with
air attacks on Syrian territory."
Gen. Bull reported that, in June, weeks before the July 13 and 14 events, he noted
grave increase of Israeli-Syrian tensions, and appealed to both governments to agree to an
unconditional cease-fire. Both did agree to his demands early in June, he stated. "Despite
the deplorable events," he told the Council, "I intend to continue conversations with both
sides and try to settle the problems which have been the origin of too many serious inci-
One of the most serious of the recent problems, he said, concerned Israel and Syrian
disagreements about cultivating certain fields in the demilitarized zone between their borders.
Israel President ZALMAN SHAZAR (left) confers during
his visit to the United States with MAX M. FISHER, of De-
troit, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal; and
Governor NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER, of New . York.
ing up the long series of state visits, gave every indica-
tion that his trip was a total success.
Mr. Shazar on Tuesday had met with President
Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House and, later
that evening, President and Mrs. Shazar were the
honored guests at .a formal dinner in the White House
tendered by President and Mrs. Johnson.
During the talks between the two Presidents in
the White House rose garden,. Mr. Johnson told Mr.
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Threat of Assimilation Highlights W.J. Congress Opening
From Direct JTA Wires to The Jewish 'News
• BRUSSELS, Belgium—The major task fac-
ing the Jewish people in the world outside
Israel is the need to fight against being
swamped through assimilation with the majori-
ties among whom they live in the Diaspora,
Di.. Nahum Goldmann warned here at the open-
ing session of the 10-day plenary meeting of the
World Jewish Congress, of which he is presi-
The global assembly is being attended
by 450 delegates and observers from all
over the world, including one delegate from
Romania and two observers from Hungary.
A message of greeting was received from
the Union of Jewish Communities in
Czechoslovakia, but none from the Jewish
communities in Poland.
Prior to Dr. Goldmann's address, the session
was greeted formally by Belgium's Deputy
Prime Minister Willy de Clercq and Israel's
Foreign Minister Abba Eban. De Clerq, in ad-
dition to voicing the Belgian government's
formal welcome to the WJC delegates, ex-
pressed Belgium's warmest regards for Israel.
Eban, in his remarks, stressed Israel's determi-
nation to continue to defend itself against Arab
hostility while, at the same time, seeking peace-
ful negotiations with the Arab states.
Dr. Goldmann voiced strong criticism of the
Jewish organizational "establishment" and of
Jewish religious leaders, especially in the United
States, for over-zealousness in promoting so-
called dialogues with religious leaders of Christ-
ian churches. He also criticized Orthodox
Jewry's "isolationism" leading to a loss of "dar-
ing and creative courage" in helping the Jew-
ish people face "new conditions of life, both
in Israel and the Diaspora."
Comparing the violent Nazi anti-Semitism
that faced the Jews, when the World Jewish
Congress was established just 30 years ago, with
the current "menace from within the danger of
assimilation and disintegration," the WJC lead-
er called for a shift in the scale of priorities
so that the Jewish people could most effective-
ly "fight for the right to be different."
Dr. Goldmann said the process of assimila-
tion today not only concerned the individual
but "the collective form of our life, our char-
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