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Justice Douglas by Yeshiva University and B’nai B’rith; Lauds State of Israel

U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas declared yesterday that there are two bright spots in the East today–Israel and India, both of which he said are "real democracies." Justice Douglas, speaking at the sixth annual conference of the Metropolitan Council of B’nai B’rith, where he received the 1950 Civil Rights Award of the Council, added that there "is not an cunce of Communism in the whole state of Israel."

Later in the day, Justice Douglas was honored by Yeshiva University at a Chartor Day dinner in the Astor Hotel. He was presented with the annual Morris Morgenstern Award of the University, for "his outstanding contributions in furthering ##nitarian principles and brilliant espousal of our democratic way of life." The award was conferred by Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of Yeshiva.