British Zionists Voice Concern over Soviet Jews, German Neo-nazism
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British Zionists Voice Concern over Soviet Jews, German Neo-nazism

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Concern over the growing tide of neo-Nazism in Germany and over the plight of Soviet Jewry was expressed here today at the 64th annual conference of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.

Harold Miller, chairman of the conference, said that the increase in neo-Nazi activities as shown by recent election gains of the right-wing West German National Democratic Party was “unforgivable,” Referring to the problem of Soviet Jewry, he said that “the conscience of people throughout the world must be aroused” until Jews are given the same rights as other Soviet minorities.

Dr. S. Lovenberg, head of the Jewish Agency for Israel in Britain called for the establishment of a special political department to combat the steady stream of propaganda emanating from the Arab countries and the Soviet Union. He cited particularly a recent statement by a Soviet representative at the United Nations who compared Zionism with neo-Nazism.

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