TEL AVIV (Jul. 22)
Dr. Emanuel Neumann, president of the Zionist Organization of America, and Abraham Goodman, chairman of the ZOA executive, expressed grave concern here last night over the spiritual gulf developing between the Jews of Israel and Jewry abroad. They spoke at dedication exercises for the Goodman Auditorium and the Neumann Garden at ZOA House here.
Mr. Goodman charged that Israeli youth was being “poisoned” by the “doctrine of non-interference” from abroad preached by Israeli leaders. Such teachings, he insisted, would put a wedge between Israeli Jews and those abroad. Dr. Neumann said that this trend would result in two philosophies: an assimilation philosophy among Jews outside Israel, and a “Canaanite philosophy” followed by the Israelis. The Zionist movement, he said, would struggle against both ideas.