NEW YORK (May. 19)
Sen. Hugh Scott, Pennsylvania Republican, said today that “the United States Government should express its concern to the Polish Government” over the mounting wave of anti-Semitism in Poland. Addressing a dinner tendered by the Yeshiva University Graduate School of Science, Scott urged stronger protests to relieve the Jewish plight.
Sen. Scott noted that some Communist bloc nations were signaling their independence from Moscow by displaying a friendly attitude toward Israel or Jews. He cited Rumania’s refusal to sever diplomatic relations with Israel and more recent developments in Czechoslovakia. Although Czechoslovakia severed relations with Israel during the Six-Day War, “its public attacks never have been especially virulent,” he said. He noted that the Council of Jewish Communities in Prague has reported good relations with the Government and preparations for the celebration of 1,000 years of Jewish culture in that country are under way.