NEW YORK (Jun. 27)
Ambassador Mordecai Kidron, member of the Israeli delegation to the United Nations, told an emergency meeting of the American Jewish League for Israel here that “a positive note in the Middle East crisis” had been introduced at the current emergency session of the General Assembly by Rumania.
He said that the position of the Rumanian delegation in support of direct peace talks between the Arab states and Israel, the only such stand by any Soviet bloc country, “is the only realistic and practical method of achieving any kind of stable peace in the Mideast area.”
Rabbi Isidore Breslau of Washington, D.C. was elected president of the League, succeeding Samuel Daroff, who died recently. Other new officers elected were Samuel Rothstein and Louis Boyar, vice-presidents; and Samuel Rothberg, chairman of the board. Eleazar Lipsky, who is chairman of the board of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, was elected chairman of the League’s executive committee.
Dr. Judah L. Shapiro reported on current Zionist reorganization efforts and said that the World Zionist Organization’s reorganization committee had reaffirmed the position that there could be only one united Zionist movement. The matter will be considered at a meeting of the WZO in Jerusalem on July 17.