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Zweig Says He Refused to Sign East German Anti-israel Declaration

Arnold Zweig, the famous German-Jewish novelist, told the London Daily Telegraph correspondent that he had refused to sign a recent East German declaration branding Israel as the aggressor in the Arab-Israeli war last June but he denied having written to friends in Israel criticizing East German policy on Israel.

The newspaper’s correspondent said today that Dr. Zweig openly tells visitors he is “disappointed” by the East German position. His son, Dr. Adam Zweig, who lives in Switzerland, told the newspaper that his father could not have written the letter attributed to him in which he sharply criticized the East German regime’s anti-Israel stand, asserting that the letter reflected “neither his style nor his way of expressing himself.”