B’nai Zion Convention Protests Soviet Anti-jewish Discrimination

Delegates to the 56th annual convention of B’nai Zion, the American Fraternal Zionist Organization, today protested the continued anti-Jewish discrimination in the Soviet Union and called for speedy implementation of the complete 18-point program adopted last year by the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry.

Edward Sharf, who was reelected president of B’nai Zion, announced at the convention that President Lyndon B. Johnson has agreed to accept the organization’s 1965 Bill of Rights Award “in tribute to his inspiring leadership in furtherance of the letter and spirit of the tenets of the Bill of Rights.” The award will be presented to Mr. Johnson at the White House in the near future.

Among the guest speakers at the Convention was Myer Feldman, former counsel and adviser to President John F. Kennedy and President Johnson.

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