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Fulbright Denies Goldmann Asked Him to Intervene with Israeli Government

J. W. Fulbright, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, denied in a letter to Dr. Nahum Goldmann that the President of the World Zionist Organization had ever asked him to put pressure on the Israel Government to change its policy. In the letter, which Dr. Goldmann made public here, Sen. Fulbright said that “if any of the reports from Cleveland suggest that you made such a request, they are clearly in error.”

The senator expressed regrets that he had made reference to a private conversation in his Cleveland talk, noting that “it was simply an inadvertent slip by me to make reference to our visit, which was private, and in no way did you ask me to bring pressure on any government.”