Williamsburg Demonstrators at UN Denounce Israel, Beirut Raid, Criticism of De Gaulle

More than a hundred bearded, kaftaned Jews demonstrated in front of United Nations headquarters Tuesday against the State of Israel, its retaliatory attack on Beirut Airport and its criticism of Gen. de Gaulle of France. The demonstrators came mainly from the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, home of extreme Orthodoxy. A spokesman said the demonstrators belonged to no particular organization. Leaflets were signed “The Voice of Torah Jewry.” They charged that “the State of Israel is founded on the concepts of utter contempt of the Torah” and asserted that Israel “is not and cannot be a ‘Jewish State.’”

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