TEL AVIV (Aug. 2)
Premier Golda Meir said today that the uproar which caused the disruption of the Second National Conference of Russian Jews at Beersheba “was a serious incident but not irreparable.” Addressing the opening session of the 75th jubilee convention of the Labor Zionist Movement at Beit Berl near Kfar Saba, Mrs. Meir said “I told the new immigrants that the day is not far when even more new immigrants will shout at today’s new immigrants.”
The Russian convention ended when some 100 of the 400 delegates walked out saying they would form a new organization of Soviet immigrants who came after the Six-Day War. They said the convention leaders were veteran immigrants who did not understand their problems.
At the Labor Zionist convention attended by delegates from 17 countries, Mrs. Meir said the movement was the prime power that helped build the State. She said the 75th convention was a good time to assess the past and to make new decisions and see that they are carried out.