WASHINGTON (Feb. 7)
The B’nai B’rith’s Anti-Defamation League adopted a 1965 budget, totaling $4,584,000, as it concluded its 52nd annual meeting here this weekend. Topping the ADL’s 1964 budget by 30 percent, the funds will be raised through a campaign to be conducted in the major cities of the United States.
The meeting approved the ADL’s reaffiliation with the National Community Relations Advisory Council. The board of governors of the parent B’nai B’rith approved that reaffiliation proposal last December. The ADL left the NCRAC in 1952. Under a formula worked out after negotiations lasting two years, the ADL will now retain operational autonomy while the NCRAC will remain a consultative, advisory and coordinating body for its seven national and local Jewish community relations bodies.
Dore Schary, president of the ADL, reported that a series of studies on anti-Semitism in the United States, being conducted for the League by the University of California Survey Research Center, will be completed by 1966. In another report, delivered by the ADL’s general counsel, Arnold Forster, the League heard about the intensification of a worldwide, anti-Jewish campaign by Arabs. He disclosed that “the ADL was considering placement of its researches into this subject at the disposal of B’nai B’rith units out side the United States, in an effort to countermand the “Arab-directed outbreak of bigotry.”