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Agudah Asks U.N. Body for Stronger Action on Religious Discrimination

The World executive of the Agudas Israel today asked the UNESCO conference in Paris to give more consideration to racial, religious and educational bias.

An Agudah delegation in Paris was advised that UNESCO planned to allocate $48,000 for the 1961-62 period “for specific action against race prejudice.” It was also indicated that UNESCO planned to explore “the possibilities of creating an international body for centralising documentation concerning race relations.”

The Agudah executive, in a memorandum to UNESCO, presented details of religious and educational discrimination in a number of countries, including European countries where difficulties arise because Jewish children do not attend state schools on the Jewish Sabbaths and Holy Days.