Pincus Repeats Charge That Dr. Goldmann’s Views Do Not Coincide with Israel’s

Louis A. Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency, today reiterated his charges against Dr. Nahum Goldmann over the latter’s views on Arab-Israeli peace approaches which do not coincide with the official Israel government position. “It is inconceivable that the president of the World Jewish Congress, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, should not be bound by the resolutions adopted by the various forums of his own organization with regard to identification with and support for Israel,” Mr. Pincus said in the course of a report to the Agency Executive. He said he had made his views on Dr. Goldmann clear at the Montreal meeting of the WJC’s governing council on May 26. (The Jewish Telegraphic Agency in New York learned that at the Montreal meeting Mr. Pincus accused Dr. Goldmann of creating the impression that there was a fundamental divergence between the WJC and the government of Israel and of harming Jewish solidarity at a time of crisis. Mr. Pincus maintained that the president of the WJC had to limit his right of free expression if it was likely to damage the cause of the Jewish people. Mr. Pincus made his charges in Montreal after Dr. Goldmann had explained his views to the governing council in a closed session. Dr. Goldmann subsequently declined to reply to Mr. Pincus’ attack.) The Jewish Agency chairman reported today that the WJC had decided to set up a preparatory committee for the next session to deal with the question of candidates for the office of president and other senior positions.

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