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Lessing Rosenwald Tells Israelis He is Anti-zionist, Not Anti-israel

Lessing J. Rosenwald, former president of the anti-Zionist American Council for Judaism, and his wife, who are here as guests of the government, were received by Prof. Benjamin Mazar, president of the Hebrew University here, and shown around the campus. Later, the Rosenwalds left on a tour of Tel Aviz and Haifa and the countryside between.

Explaining his presence in Israel to newsmen, Mr. Rosenwald said that he came to the Jewish State on an invitation extended by Ambassador Abba Eban on behalf of Premier David Ben Gurion. He saw the Premier last night. Mr. Rosenwald added that he came to hear, see and study the situation. He disclaimed being anti-Israel, insisting that he was only opposed to political Zionism.