CCAR President Warns Admission of Red China to UN Will Aid Anti-israel Drive

The admission of Communist China to the United Nations, while necessary, only adds another adversary against Israel to the international forum, Rabbi David Polish, president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, told a Jewish National Fund dinner here tonight. He expressed his regrets that the UN had lost its “credibility as the vehicle to achieve peace in the Middle East.” He sharply condemned the partisanship of both UN Secretary General U Thant and UN mediator Gunnar V. Jarring, adding “the debates in both the Security Council and the General Assembly have become nothing more than a propaganda forum for the Arabs and the Soviet Union.” He predicted such a debate at the next General Assembly session. Rabbi Polish said he believed that once in the UN. Communist China would try to “curry favor with the Arab states by outdoing the Soviet Union in carrying out acts against Israel.” The CCAR president observed that “Only a lasting peace directly negotiated with the Arabs can bring stability to the area.” Rabbi Polish said. “By resisting all pressures to enter into settlements that would only be interludes before other attacks upon her, Israel has served the cause of peace for herself and for her friends.” He called on American Jews to reaffirm their solidarity with Israel during the religious services at the forthcoming Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and concluded: “Whatever brotherly differences may exist among us, let no one doubt our common determination to defend Israel upon whose survival our own survival depends.”

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