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Korn Scores Jewish Leaders

An Israeli Knesset member castigated Latin American Jewish leaders for not taking a more straightforward and energetic stand to combat alienation from Jewish causes on the part of Jewish youth. Itzhak Korn, an MK and general secretary of the World Labor Zionist Movement, who arrived here from Montevideo, said that there was a general lack of Jewish identity among youths in Latin American Jewish communities.

Korn declared that Jewish youths who ignore Israel or attack it display a lack of dignity and act treacherously. Speaking to Jewish journalists, he said they should be sharper in their criticism without sparing the leadership. At a luncheon for him sponsored by the Latin American Jewish Congress, Korn also denounced what he termed the hateful position of Jewish youths who speak against Israel. He said the World Jewish Congress must stress full support of Israel in diaspora life.

Referring to the resolution adopted by the nine Common Market nations last week urging Israel to withdraw from all occupied territories he said this favored the Arab position and was a shame for Europe. Nevertheless, he said, the people in the Common Market countries supported Israel. Korn was introduced at the luncheon by Marc Turkow, secretary of the Latin American Jewish Congress.

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