WASHINGTON (Oct. 10)
National Commander I. L. Feuer of the Jewish War Veterans of the U. S. today asked the State Department to censure “the intrusion of Arab governments into the American election campaign” and to oust offending Arab ambassadors.
Mr. Feuer cited Iraq’s protest to the State Department against a pro-Israel speech by Sen. John F. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat. He urged the “immediate rejection” of the diplomatic note handed to the State Department by Iraq.
Referring to a recent anti-Jewish speech by Ambassador Mustafa Kamel of the United Arab Republic, Mr. Feuer said the ambassador should be declared personal non grata to end his intervention in American domestic politics. The Arab ambassador told Arab students in this country it was their “duty” to enter American election activity and propagandize American voters against Israel and political candidates lite Sen. Kennedy who support Israel.
“We have enough trouble with native agitators injecting spurious religious issues into the current campaign without permitting the Arab ambassador in Washington to violate the rules of diplomatic behavior,” the JWV commander stated. He suggested an investigation by the FBI of political agitation by foreign Arabs in this country on temporary visas.