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U.S. Jewish Women Urge Direct Approach to Arab-israel Peace

An appeal for a “bold, direct approach” by American diplomacy to the problem of peace between Israel and the Arab states was voiced here last night at the opening session of the five-day national biennial convention of the National Council of Jewish Women. Mrs. Irving M. Engel, president, who made the suggestion in her keynote address, also urged the delegates to support Israel in its struggle for survival and to support the efforts of North African Jews to immigrate to Israel.

Mrs. Engel told the 800 delegates from 245 cities that the Federal loyalty and security program must be taken out of politics and suggested the appointment of a non-partisan commission of outstanding citizens to investigate the Federal Government’s security procedures. The NCJW, which is more than 62 years old, has a membership register in excess of 108,000 women.