NEW YORK (Dec. 17)
In an address prepared for delivery tonight at the Jewish National Fund’s 31st annual Maccabean Festival dinner. Lord Janner of England declares that “the power struggle within the Arab leadership itself (and) the intervention of Russia are the major causes for the continuation of the struggle which brings profit to no one.” The 78-year-old former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews adds: “In this struggle we, the Jewish people, do not wish to see any one side emerge as the victor. For when there is only one victor, both sides will be the eventual loser. We seek a situation whereby both sides will win.” In a tribute to the JNF’s honored guest, Rabbi H. Judah Hurwitz, secretary-manager of the Kashruth Supervisors Union Local 621, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller calls “Reb Chaim Yudel” one of “a few men who have been able to be both a servant to God and a statesman of labor, and to serve both causes completely.” In honor of Rabbi Hurwitz, the JNF is establishing Nachlat Chaim settlement in Israel, designed to be maintained by American labor and religious personnel. JNF president Herman L. Weisman said the settlement “will play a vital role” towards the triumph of “the Maccabees of today.” More than 1,500 governmental, labor and religious leaders were scheduled to attend the dinner.