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Labor Groups Demonstrate for Israel Near Soviet Mission to U.N. in New York

A labor rally for Israel was held here today under auspices of the American. Trade Union Council for Histadrut and associated labor and civic groups. The outdoor demonstration was held a block from the Soviet mission to the United Nations and it called on the Soviet Union to stop “incitement against Israel.” Soviet propaganda, inside and outside the United States, has been persistently accusing Israel of “Nazi-like atrocities” in occupied Arab territories.

The marchers consisted of members of many unions in the metropolitan area, synagogue groups and others. They carried placards demanding “Peace in the Middle East Through Direct Arab-Israel Negotiations.” The gathering was told that resolution of the major Israel-Arab issues was being blocked “by the intransigent extremist support of the Arabs by the Russians and the incitement to perpetual war in the Middle East.”