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Rabbi Rosen Says Intervention, Occupation Harmful to Socialist Solidarity

Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen, of Rumania, said here today that “nothing could do more harm to the ideals of justice, freedom and peace, for which all Socialist countries strive, than the methods of force such as the armed intervention and occupation of the territory of one Socialist country by another.” Dr. Rosen’s remark, a reference to last week’s Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, was made in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency during the rabbi’s brief stop-over here on his way to South America. The Rumanian-Jewish leader, who is a member of the Rumanian Parliament, told JTA that he was going to Buenos Aires to attend the international conference of Latin American Jewish Communities. He said he would deliver the opening address at the inauguration of Jewish Book Week in Argentina and that he would also visit Montevideo, Uruguay, at the invitation of the Jewish community there. Dr. Rosen described Rumania as “a loyal member of the Warsaw Pact” but said it believed that “good relations between nations must be based on mutual observance of each other’s sovereignty and independence, on the principles of equal rights of all states and non-interference in their internal affairs.”

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