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Jewish Congress Scores Bevin for Drawing Distinction Between Zionist and Jews

The World Jewish Congress today issued a statement expressing “surprise and regret” at the fact that Foreign Secretary Bevin, in the course of one of his statements yesterday, sought to draw a distinction between the Zionist Organization and “Jewry as a whole” in their insistence” on the fulfilment of the pledged rights of the Jewish people in respect to Palestine.”

“The World Jewish Congress, speaking for Jewish communities and organizations in more than thirty countries and expressing what is without question the attitude of the great majority of the Jews of the world, completely repudiates the existence of any such distinction,” the statement says. It stresses that the World Jewish Congress “and Jews everywhere,” will continue to give to the Jewish Agency “fullest support in its battle for the rights of the Jewish people with regard to Palestine.”