NEW YORK (Jan. 19)
Supreme Court Justice. Arthur J. Goldberg said today that discrimination against Soviet Jews is not merely an “internal matter” for the USSR, but a “proper concern for all who believe in human values.”
Addressing 2, 500 persons at a 120th anniversary observance of B’nai B’rith, Justices Goldberg said there is increasing evidence of discrimination against Soviet Jews and the efforts of Jewish groups to correct it comes from a concern for “peace with justice for all peoples and not out of hostility directed to any nation or group.
He said the concept of free and equal derives from ancient Jewish teachings and the most sacred of books, the Bible. He was presented with the B’nai B’rith 129th Anniversary Observance Award from Label A. Katz, president. Former president Philip A. Klutznick also spoke.