JERUSALEM (Jan. 7)
Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, warned tonight that the Jewish communities in various countries must be morally and psychologically prepared to withstand pressures from governments which might adopt “neutral” or adverse attitudes towards Israel. Dr. Goldmann spoke at the opening session of the world executive of the congress which met here tonight in the Knesset building. He pledged world Jewish solidarity with the state and people of Israel in the continuing Middle East crisis.
Foreign Minister Abba S. Eban, who also spoke at the opening session, reviewed the current situation and stressed the need for world Jewish solidarity with Israel in a time of crisis. Prime Minister Golda Meir will address one of the working sessions.
Delegates from 35 countries are attending the sessions. Among them were Dr. Moses Rosen, the Chief Rabbi of Rumania, and Dr. Yaroslav Kadelburg, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Yugoslavia. Both the Rumanian and Yugoslav communities are affiliated with the Congress. President Zalman Shazar was host today at a reception for the delegates given at the Beit Hanassi.