BUENOS AIRES (Dec. 30)
Seven leading Argentine-Jewish leftist intellectuals today protested the recent action by the Soviet delegation to the United Nations bracketing Zionism with Nazism. In a manifesto published in “Nueva Sion,” the prominent personalities criticized the Soviet U.N. spokesman for an amendment it had proposed to the declaration against discrimination adopted by the General Assembly earlier this month. The Soviet amendment containing the objectionable comparison between Zionism and Nazism, was not adopted.
Asserting that the amendment was a “grave” action on the part of the Soviet Union, the Jewish intellectuals, who declared that they spoke out “as citizens who never acted against the USSR,” said that the Russian statement ignored the historic role of the Zionist movement.
“This injustice,” the manifesto declared, “must be revised and the USSR must do so clearly and not leave in the hands of anti-Semites a weapon which will be used against Jews.” The bracketing of Zionism with racism, the statement said, “signifies a profound offense not only to Israel and to the feelings of Jews throughout the world but also to progressive thinking and activities” which can also hurt the USSR itself and Marxism. Among the signers of the manifesto were Dr. Moises Pollak, the outstanding biologist, and Dr. Jose Bleger, the prominent psychoanalyst.