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B’nai B’rith Lauds U.S. Disapproval of Arab Action on American Jews

Appreciation of the State Department’s recent statement voicing disapproval of the discrimination practiced by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states against American Jews was expressed today in a letter to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles from Phillip M. Klutznick, world president of B’nai B’rith.

Recalling that this discrimination, particularly in the matter of visas, was of deep concern to B’nai B’rith and a subject of previous correspondence with the Secretary, Mr. Klutznick said that he hoped the State Department would continue its efforts to have this practice eliminated. He concluded. “I know that our government will not rest as long as Americans, including members of the armed forces, are denied visas by foreign countries because of their religion, race and color.”