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Two-day Jewish Parley on U.S. Policy in Middle East Opens Today

Representatives of seventeen-major national Jewish organizations will explore American interests and problems in the current Middle East crisis at an extraordinary two-day conference opening tomorrow at the Delmonico Hotel here.

The joint meeting is sponsored by the Presidents Conference, an informal consultative group comprising the leaders of 17 Zionist and non-Zionist organizations in the United States. Delegates from 28 states, representing groups with a total membership of 3,000,000 American Jews, are registered for the emergency meeting. They will hear a major address Tuesday afternoon by Abba Eban, Israel Ambassador to the United States.

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the Jewish Agency, will open the first plenary session tomorrow evening with a report on the global issues created by the Middle East tensions. Other speakers are Philip M. Klutznick, president of B’nai B’rith, who will examine the Communist threat in the Middle East; Dr. Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, who will review the history of American diplomacy in the Middle East; and Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the American Jewish Congress, who will report the sequence of political events that led to the outbreak of hostilities in the Sinai desert.

Organizations participating in the conference include. The American Jewish Congress; American Trade Union Council for Labor Israel; the American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs; American Zionist Council; B’nai B’rith; Labor Zionist Organization of America; Hadassah; Jewish Agency; Jewish Labor Committee; Jewish War Veterans of the United States; Mizrachi Organization of America; the National Community Relations Advisory Council; National Council of Jewish Women; Union of American Hebrew Congregations; Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America United Synagogue of America, and the Zionist Organization of America.

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