Jewish Groups Blame ‘extreme Rightists’ for Bombing Los Angeles Homes

Leaders and spokesmen of “extreme right-wing movements” were charged today by a representative body of national Jewish organizations and Jewish community councils’ with shared blame for the bombings of the homes of a Lutheran and a Unitarian minister in Los Angels last Thursday, while they were addressing a meeting of the American Jewish Congress there in a local synagogue. The meeting discussed the question whether the “extreme right” is a threat to democracy.

The National Community Relations Advisory Council, representing these Jewish groups, issued a statement declaring that the extreme right “cannot merely shrug off complicity when their emotional appeals produce physical assaults upon those they recklessly label as traitors and dupes.” The NCRAC is the policy-making and coordinating body for 61 Jewish councils in cities throughout the United States and for the American Jewish Congress, Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish War Veterans, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, and the United Synagogue of America.

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