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Rockefeller Urged to Place His Latest Statement into the Record

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Vice-President designate Nelson A. Rockefeller was urged today by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to place his latest statement supporting President Ford’s Middle East policy into the record of the hearings on his designation as Vice-President. But Rabbi Israel Miller, chairman of the Conference of President, also urged Rockefeller to “clarify” his testimony on Nov. 21 before the House Judiciary Committee that “these people (the Palestinians) were on their land and they (the Israelis) took the land.”

In a letter to the former New York governor. Rabbi Miller said he was “satisfied” that Rockefeller “fully endorses the Administration policy of supporting Israel’s refusal to negotiate with the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization. I respectfully suggest that the statement you issued on Saturday be included in the record of the hearings on your confirmation as Vice-President.” Rabbi Miller wrote. “At the same time, I would hope that you clarify your statement on whose land Palestine was and is, lest there be any confusion about your stand.” He continued: “Your position on this historical fact should be clarified before the House Committee.”

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