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Ambassador Goldberg Stresses Jewish Tradition for Enduring Peace

Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg, chairman of the United States delegation to the United Nations, declared here last night that “Jewish tradition for a real and enduring peace has always existed — but it is a peace with justice and freedom.” He made that statement in addressing the closing session of the 21st biennial convention of the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, in a discussion of the war in Viet Nam.

Philip A. Lehman, of Baltimore, the organization’s newly-elected president, called on President Johnson and on the United Nations to accelerate their efforts to insure peace in the Middle East. “We must, if necessary,” he declared, “through quiet and effective diplomacy, work around the harassments of those governments who would veto any opportunity for quick and effective international action through the United Nations.”

He referred to the veto cast a week ago at the United Nations by the Soviet Union, which rejected a Security Council resolution that would have linked Syria with last month’s terrorist raids into Israel.

In other actions, the convention delegates called on the U.S. Senate to ratify the U.N. Convention against genocide, and voiced regret that efforts in this country and elsewhere in the free world had, thus far, proven insufficient to alleviate the religious and cultural persecutions against Soviet Jewry.

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