TEL AVIV (Jul. 18)
An appeal by a speaker for Israel contacts with “democratic, pacifist and progressive elements” in West Germany touched off an uproar last night at a convention of anti-Nazi organizations here. The proposal was made by Prof. Muszkat, chairman of the Israel Ex-Servicemen’s League, who told the convention also that “to struggle against the whole Germany and all Germans is tantamount to racialism.”
The convention closed with adoption of a declaration by all the participating groups called for the removal of Dr. Rolf Pauls, West Germany’s first Ambassador to Israel, and West German Embassy counsellor Alexander Toeroeck, and for an end to all relations whatever with West Germany. The other anti-Nazi groups were the Partisans and Ghetto Fighters, the Disabled Veterans of the War Against the Nazis, and the Anti-Nazi Fighters.