World Conference of Jewish Organizations Pleads for Soviet Jews

The recent manifestations of anti-Semitian, as well as the situation of the Soviet Union, were reviewed here this weekend at a special season of the Conference of Jewish Organization, with representatives of Jewish organizations from five continents in attendance.

Major resolutions adopted dealt with the anti-Semitic outbreaks, and with an appeal to the Soviet Union to halt its anti-Jewish campaign which, in the opinion of the Conference, “may have a bearing on the recent anti-Semitic outbreaks.”

The Conference expressed the hope that, in the atmosphere created by the scheduling of early East-West summit meetings, “Jewish problems may also find a solution.” The group then expressed “concern at the situation of the Soviet Jews who are still denied facilities granted other minorities.”

In the opinion of the Conference, recent anti-Jewish attacks in the Soviet press and over the Soviet radio may have had a bearing on the new wave of anti-Semitism in other countries outside the USSR. The resolution then appealed to the Soviet Government to halt such anti-Jewish campaigns and to “restore to Soviet Jewry the right to emigrate freely to Israel and to other lands, in order to reunify families and to establish contact between Jewish religious and communal organizations in the Soviet Union. and Jewish communities abroad.”

A separate resolution expressed “simck” at the recent outbreak of anti-Semitism which, “beginning in Germany, spread to many other lands. “The Conference “welcomed” the position taken on this subject in the United Nations and by various governments, underlining “the need for further legal action to eliminate the spread of this racial and religions hatred.”

Still another resolution dealt with the Arab League’s boycott against Israel, and called for measures to fight against the boycott, Under the chairmanship of Dr. Nahum Goldmann, the Conference also debated a detailed report about Jewish education, and voted to summon a worldwide conference, representative of all trends in Jewish life, to deal with the problems of Jewish education.

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