Jewish Students Meet with ADL to Discuss Names Given to Fbi
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Jewish Students Meet with ADL to Discuss Names Given to Fbi

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"Deeply disturbed" at disclosures that the Philadelphia branch of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has given the names of Jewish Defense League activists to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 150 students here petitioned for and were granted an appointment with members of the ADL board. The students met on Friday with Jay Silverman, regional director of the ADL, to urge an immediate halt to the ADL’s policy of cooperating with "responsible" agencies when asked for public information about Jews and Jewish groups; an immediate halt to ADL "surveillance" of such individuals and groups, and the creation of a B’nai B’rith committee to investigate the ADL. The students said the ADL policy was "abhorrent to us." Silverman said the protest was a legitimate one and that the students were courteous. At the next meeting, late next month, of the District of Columbia-Maryland Regional Advisory Board of the ADL, board members will hear the students’ complaints voiced by a delegation of three–Larry Friedman, a high school student and an employe of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization; Mitchell Kniesbacher, a senior at the University of Maryland and a Hillel Foundation coordinator; and Richard Spiegel, an activist for Soviet Jewry.

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