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Jewish War Veterans of New York State Rap Forman’s Demands for ‘reparations’

The Jewish War Veterans of New York State have pledged full support to the Negro struggle for economic and social justice in a statement which also denounced “extortionist” demands for economic “reparations” from churches and synagogues. The statement, issued at the JWV 39th annual convention here, criticized James Forman for his demands for a half billion dollars in such “reparations.”

The statement said that the organization “will support all sound emergency methods and long range planning to remedy existing inequities” but that it deplored “the opportunism and demagoguery of such self-styled leaders” as Mr. Forman. The veterans accused him of creating “division and antagonism with his extortionist demands on churches and synagogues.”