NEW YORK (Feb. 4)
A resolution empressing “unalterable opposition” to the Garreau plan for modified internationalization of Jerusalem was adopted unanimously today by the National Administrative Committee of the Zionist Organization of America.
The Committee, which is the ruling body of the organization between conventions, declared that the plan “under the guise of seeking to safeguard the Holy Places, would establish a foreign control over all territories of the city which for ages has been and is again the capital of the state of Israel.” Another resolution voiced “profound shock and grief” at the shipment of arms by the British including “all types of heavy armaments, tanks, cannons, bombers, jet planes and submarines” to Egypt and other Arab countries.
Daniel Frisch, president of the Z.O.A., who recently returned from a visit to the Jewish state, amounced that his organization had invited Israel Premier David Ben Gurion to visit the United States to attend the Z.O.A.’s 53rd annual convention which is slated to be held in June.
Mr. Frisch declared that a visit by Premier Ben Gurion to this country would not only serve to sement relations between Israel and the U.S., but would also help clarify to the American Government and people Israel’s role in the Middle East in behalf of peace. At the same time, he added, the Premier’s presece at the Z.O.A. parley would “immessurably strengthen” the link between Jews in this country and Israel.
The Z.O.A. president also appealed to American Jewry to prevent any roduction in immigration to Israel by “giving generously of their sustance to the United Jewish Appeal,” He declared that “there are hundreds of thousands of Jews in Europe and in Arab countries and in other lands who must go to Israel or perish.”