NEW YORK (Jun. 26)
The World Conference of Jewish Organizations has shifted the site of its annual meeting next month from Geneva to Jerusalem, Dr. William A. Wexler, president of B’nai B’rith and co-chairman of COJO, said today. He disclosed that the agenda of the meeting had also been changed to keep pace with the developments of the past month and “to focus on the increased responsibility of Diaspora Jewry in the light of the political, social and economic issues now confronting Israel.”
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and other Israel leaders are to address the COJO sessions on July 10-11. Dr. Nahum Goldmann is the chairman. COJO is composed of B’nai B’rith and the World Jewish Congress and eight major national bodies: the American Jewish Congress and the Jewish Labor Committee, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Conseil Representatif des Juifs de France (CRIF), the Argentine Jewish representative organization, DAIA, the executive council of Australian Jewry and the South African Jewish Board of Deputies.