NEW YORK (Nov. 23)
Rabbi Israel Miller, chairman of the American Zionist Council, denounced here “attempts by anti-Semites and self-hating Jews to differentiate between ‘Jews’ and ‘Zionists.” He called such attempts “false and discredited” and declared that the unanimity of response” by Jews everywhere to the threat of destruction of Israel in the May-June crisis and war “should have laid to rest once and for all the canard that Jew and Zionist are separate and apart.”
Rabbi Miller, who is also chairman of the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry, made his comments in an address to representatives of the Council’s nine constituent Zionist groups at a special dinner meeting of the Council’s executive committee given in honor of Dr. Max Nussbaum of Hollywood and Nathaniel S. Rothenberg, former chairman and administrative committee chairman of the Council, respectively. They were honored for 25 years of leadership for Zionism and Israel.
Rabbi Miller stressed the “Soviet propaganda campaign against Zionists,” which, he said, ‘must therefore be exposed to the world for what it truly Is — a hate campaign against Jews and Judaism.”