NEW YORK (Jan. 15)
The Soviet anti-Jewish policy was strongly condemned today in a statement issued by the American Zionist Council on behalf of Zionist groups in the United States. The statement, signed by Louis Lipsky, chairman of the Council, reads:
“The pattern of Soviet policy is established beyond cavil by the new developments in Soviet Russia. There is a clear connection between the recent Prague trial, the anti-Jewish purges in other Eastern European countries and the current fabrication of fantastic charges against Jewish physicians in Moscow. Their common source material is the old myth of international conspiracy which anti-Semitic forces have conjured up to libel the Jewish people in Europe and Asia for many centuries.
“The story which comes over the Moscow radio is too incredible to merit response or refutation, The inventors of this new fiction have blundered into an ironic and curious deviation from their own propaganda line. Their pretense that they are merely anti-Zionist – not anti-Semitic – is now invalidated. They are clearly guilty of both.