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Jewish War Veterans Ask U.S. to Check American Nazi Party

Strong resolutions, calling upon Federal authorities to take action against the American Nazi Party, and, condemning the program and ideology of the John Birch Society, were adopted here at the closing session of the 66th annual convention of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. An estimated 3,000 delegates from 40 states attended the convention.

The resolution dealing with the Nazis called specifically upon the Department of Justice and the Post Office Department to “exercise Federal authority under existing laws to move against the Nazis.” (The John Birch Society was called by the veterans an organization with program and ideology which are “a subversion of American democratic principles, equally as dangerous as Communism.”)

A resolution dealing with American policy in the Middle East called for American guarantees of Israeli-Arab borders, stimulation of peace negotiations, and the resettlement of the Arab refugees in Arab countries. The resolution stated that the tensions in the Middle East stem from “the unwillingness of the Arab leaders to cooperate in providing for the resettlement of the refugees” and the “continued passive American reaction to the Arab League boycott of Israel and discrimination against Americans because of their religion.”

Ted Brooks, a 41-year-old World War II veteran, of Freeport, L. I., was elected as the new national commander of the JWV at the organization’s concluding session today. Joseph Savitz, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was elected national judge advocate. Mrs. Mimi Shor, of Los Angeles, Cal., was elected national president of the JWV Ladies Auxiliary.

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