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Judge Finds Jewish Picketing of Jordan Pavilion a Peaceful Act

Judge Bernard Dubin of Queens County Criminal Court today reserved decision following the trial of the 12 leaders of the American Jewish Congress charged with picketing the Jordanian pavilion at the New York World’s Fair on May 25. Judge Dubin said he considered the pickets to be not guilty of disorderly picketing and was convinced that their demonstration in front of the Jordanian pavilion had been entirely peaceful.

“There is no doubt in my mind that the American Jewish Congress leaders picketed peacefully. The only question before me is whether their active peaceful picketing in violation of the World’s Fair regulation was, in fact, a violation of the law,” he declared. C. Irving Dwork, national secretary of the AJC, who had been charged also with resisting arrest, was found not guilty by Judge Dubin. Both sides were given until July 9 to present briefs on the question.