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American Jews Urged to Stop Running but to Continue Building Neighborhoods

The executive director of the Crown Heights Community Council of Brooklyn, N.Y. called upon American Jews to stop running but to continue building and strengthening their neighborhoods. David Farber, presently honeymooning in Israel, said American Jewry and Israelis share the same problem: both wish to exist and live harmonious life together with their neighbors. This is not possible for Israel, he said, because of the Arab leaders who exploit their own people. In America, the problems are caused by those few who wish to use the phrase “discrimination and exploitation” for their own personal needs at the expense of their own people. Mr. Farber stated. He said American Jews should emulate their Israeli brethren. “On the one hand, we should endeavor to find the right formula for peaceful coexistence and harmony between the different kinds of people. On the other hand, we should resist with all our determination any effort to encourage us to run away.” Mr. Farber sent a cable to New York’s Mayor John V. Lindsay expressing his dismay at the fire-bombing of his office in Crown Heights on July 20. No arrests have been made and the police investigation is continuing.

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