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Goldberg Hails Zionist ‘peace Corps’ Work, Raps ‘dual Loyalty’ Cry

Hadassah, Pioneer Women and other Zionist groups, “were the real forerunners of the Peace Corps idea,” long before the term itself was invented, Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg told 1,200 guests at a Jewish National Fund dinner here. “They had lent American know-how and spirit to helping a then backward country achieve a better life,” he said, referring to Israel. This pioneering spirit, he said, was “America’s contribution to its sister democracy in the Middle East.”

Mr. Goldberg, who spoke at a dinner honoring Congressman Sidney Yates, reminded his audience that in the early 1930’s, he had himself been chairman of a Zionist organization. He declared that he was in full accord with the dictum laid down by the late Justice Brandeis regarding so-called dual loyalty. He recalled that Justice Brandeis had said “A better Jew is a better American.”