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New Group, Americans for a Secure Israel, Formed; Chastises Rogers As ‘munich Man’

A State Department aide accepted a letter for Secretary of State William P. Rogers from a group of demonstrators today but refused to accept a “Chamberlain’s umbrella.” Twenty-five demonstrators, who said they represented a new organization, Americans for a Secure Israel, marched outside the State Department chanting “Rogers is a Munich man.” Bernice Lipkin, a spokesman for the group which has headquarters in New York, said the letter was accepted by H.H. Stackhouse of the State Department’s Middle East desk. It demanded that Rogers “fulfill the desires of the American people as expressed by Congress for a secure Israel…or resign.” Miss Lipkin said the organization was planning an educational campaign to let the public know that “Israel is fighting America’s battle in the Middle East.” (In New York today Americans for a Secure Israel announced its formation as an “organization to alert the public to the need for changing American policy on Israel.” According to its chairman, Prof. Erich Isaac, of City College, N.Y., current U.S. policy in the Mideast is “dangerous both to long term American interests and to the survival of Israel.”)

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