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S.n.c.c. Condemned at Convention of Jewish War Veterans

National Commander Malcolm A. Tarlov today told the 72nd annual national convention of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA that “all illusions about SNCC being any part of the community of civil rights organizations has been dispelled by their now blatant anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and pro-Communist line.”

Mr. Tarlov said the SNCC attack indicated an “Arab line now dictated by their Communist advisors.” He said it was now “apparent that SNCC no longer deserves either the financial or moral support of Americans, whatever their race or religion.” The JWV commander said the latest SNCC action followed a series of pronouncements “that parallel the Communist line.” He cited SNCC efforts to organize riots and rebellion, activities of former SNCC leader Stokely Carmichael in Cuba, and other SNCC activities.

Mr. Tarlov termed it “regrettable” that the civil rights movement “may suffer from these few but vociferous extremist agitators.” He said “there is little doubt that this statement was not only inspired by but drafted by the Arab propaganda arm in this country and approved by the Soviets.”

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