KIAMESHA LAKE, N. Y. (Jun. 8)
A resolution condemning the Soviet Union “for its calculated and deliberate repression and harassment of its 3, 000,000 Jewish citizens,” was adopted by the 34th annual convention of the Department of New York, Jewish War Veterans of the United States now meeting here.
In another resolution the American Government was called on to stop aiding Egypt until Washington is assured that the money is being used for peaceful purposes and not for manufacturing weapons intended for use against Israel.
In other major resolutions, the delegates urged the defeat of the proposed Becker amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would lift the ban on Bible reading and prayer in public schools. Convention delegates also strongly endorsed the passage of the Civil Rights Bill. Murray G. Gherman of Brooklyn was elected State Commander.