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Wjc Appeals to Soviet Union to Abstain from Further Military Involvement in Mideast

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress called today upon the Soviet Union to abstain from further military involvement in the Middle East and asked the world powers to work for creation of conditions which will lead to a just peace between Arabs and Jews. In a statement here today. Dr. Goldmann said, “The world watches with profound anxiety the aggravation of the situation in the Middle East brought about by the active military participation on the part of the Soviet Union. This military escalation has created a situation which threatens to lead to a war which may exceed by far the bloodshed and suffering of the Six-Day War and might have tragic consequences for the entire world. The WJC, representing more than 60 Jewish communities in the world, appeals to the Soviet Union to abstain from further military involvement. It calls on all great powers to exert an influence and wisdom to avert a new catastrophe and work towards the creation of conditions which will lead to a just and durable peace between Israel and the Arab nations.”

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