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Non-jews in Toronto Issue Appeal for Aid to Israel; Back Israel’s Demands

Two groups of Christians concerned for Israel have been formed here, it was announced today. One group, made up of businessmen belonging to the Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Church congregations, has announced a program calling for emergency aid to Israel and the support of political demands stating that Israel has a right to exist, urging direct peace talks between the Arab states and Israel, and condemning those Arab leaders who have declared a “holy war” against Israel. The group calls itself Christian Action for Israel.

Another group, under the title of the Ad Hoc Committee of Christian Concern, including the above-listed faiths as well as Baptists, has been formed here and plans to issue a plea to the Canadian Government, at Ottawa, to assume a creative role in seeking a solution to the Middle Eastern problems. This group plans to stress particularly the need to resettle the Arab refugees.