AMSTERDAM (Jan. 1)
The Jewish communities and congregations in Western Europe must be maintained, not only because the Jewish people in the area have strong ties with “old Europe,” but also because, “they are of great interest to the. State of Israel,” Denmark’s Chief Rabbi Max Melchior declared here.
Rabbi Melchior delivered the major address, last night, at the opening here of the International-European Zionist Students Congress. He told the students: “I will not be the last chid rabbi in Denmark, and I am not willing to wind up the Danish Jewish community or stimulate its members to emigrate to Israel.”
Emphasizing the strong ties with the general communities by Jews in Western Europe as well as by Jews in America, Dr. Melchior declared: “I am very much attached to Israel. But I don’t wish to abandon my critical attitude toward the State of Israel and its foreign policy.” Among those attending the opening session of the congress was Brig. David Shaltiel, Israel’s Ambassador to The Hague.