State Dept. Urged to Act on Arab Boycott Threats to U.S. Firms

A strong appeal to the United States State Department not to permit American firms dealing with Israel to be penalized by the Arab boycott, was made in a resolution adopted here today unanimously by the more than 600 delegates attending the 57th annual convention of the Religious Zionists of America.

Dr. Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Rumania, reported to the Convention that “the 100,000 Jews in Rumania enjoy firm religious and cultural rights and participate in the growth and development of a flourishing economy.” However, he continued, there exists an overwhelming shortage of ordained rabbis, qualified religious leaders and properly trained supervisory personnel in educational and social welfare institutions.

The Rumanian Chief Rabbi said that “it should be the solemn duty of the American Jewish community which is the world reservoir of spiritual resources and possesses great institutions of higher learning, to establish lines of communication between the western and eastern communities and thereby bring a closer association and spiritual ties between Rumanian and American Jewish communities.

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