NEW YORK (Jul. 4)
The anti-Zionist American Council for Judaism today asked the Vatican authorities to introduce its reported resolution against anti-Semitism at the next session of the Ecumenical Council without fear of antagonizing the Arabs.
In a letter to the Apostolic Delegate to the United States, the Most Reverend Egidio Vagnozzi, Clarence Coleman, president of the ACJ said that a statement by the Catholic Church condemning anti-Semitism would have “unquestionable moral force.” He expressed belief that a ringing statement in condemnation of anti-Semitism could be done “without political offense to the ‘Arab states’.”
(Saadat Hasan, chief of press and public liaison for the Arab Information Center, commenting on reports that the Ecumenical Council might be considering a statement opposing anti-Semitism, said today: “A statement by the Ecumenical Council distinguishing between Jews and Judaism and the Israeli Zionist apparatus would not be regarded as offensive to Arab feelings.”)