Negro Newspaper Condemns Black Power Attack on Israel

A major Negro newspaper, the Chicago Defender, was on record today in editorial condemnation of the anti-Israel stand taken by the Black Power caucus at the recent National New Politics convention in Chicago. The paper endorsed criticism of the New Politics stand voiced by Mrs. Mortimer Jacobson, at the Hadassah convention, asserting she was “absolutely correct.”

The paper said that “the policy statement drafted by the black caucus and which was adopted by the National New Politics convention was hasty, inaccurate, improper and unwise. The offensive statement condemned Israel for waging an ‘imperialistic war’ against the Arabs. There was no place and certainly no historical support for this outrageous resolution. The Defender condemned it as an attempt to follow the Moscow line in the Middle East.”

An earlier Defender editorial charged that, “the resolution raises a justifiable suspicion that the convention was bent on supporting the indefensible Arab position in complete disregard of the irrefutable proofs of an organized Egyptian effort to wipe Israel out of existence.”

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