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Judaism Council Studies Eichmann Trial; Seeks Effect on Rights of U.S. Jews

A national lawyers committee to study whether there has been any legal impairment of “the rights and political status” of American Jews as a result of the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem has been set up by the American Council for Judaism.

Clarence Coleman, Jr., president of the anti-Zionist group, said that the committee had started an “intensive study” of the verdict and related legal documents and incidents drawn from the Government of Israel. He said the verdict contained specific references to the “link between the State of Israel” and “the Jewish people.” He added that the court’s conclusions deliberately involved “Americans of the Jewish faith” in the “nationalism” of the State of Israel.

“In the absence of any action by the Government of the United States protecting our rights and political status as American citizens, it is necessary to explore fully whether such inherent rights of American Jews have been abrogated,” Mr. Coleman declared.