NEW YORK (Dec. 6)
Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of 18 major American Jewish organizations, today called upon “Americans of every faith to protest the current revival of Adolf Hitler’s philosophy by Arab nations’ spokesmen at the United Nations.”
“There is certainly a legitimate area for genuine discussion of Middle East problem at the United Nations,” said Rabbi Miller. “The nations of the world are sufficiently mature to engage in serious debate concerning solutions for the many problems which confront them today. However, there should be no room in such international discussions for the injection of racial or religious bigotry and for name-calling of the kind in which Arab spokesmen are now indulging,” Rabbi Miller declared.
“The American people traditionally have attached great importance to the need to provide relief for the needy and to hold high the dignity of the individual. They can only be shocked,” said Rabbi Miller, “when Arab representatives in a UN examination of how such relief should be furnished, engage in unspeakable attacks upon other religious groups including American citizens. One can only surmise that Arab spokesmen substitute name calling and vituperative slanders for substance and logic because their cause lacks justice even in their own eyes.”
Another protest against the Arabs’ anti-Semitic drive at the UN, pointing specifically to the :”gross and vicious defamation of the Jewish people” by Egypt’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sabri, was sent today to Adlai Stevenson, chairman of the American delegation to the UN, by Will Maslow, executive director of the American Jewish Congress. “The United Nations,” Mr. Maslow told Mr. Stevenson, “cannot allow itself to be exploited for the purpose of spreading the scatology of international anti-Semitism.”