Bnai Zion Urges Tough Laws to Curb Arab Boycott in U.S.

Bnai Zion, the national Zionist fraternal order, ended its 66th annual convention here yesterday by adopting a unanimous resolution urging tough legislation to curb the abuse of Arab boycotts of American firms in business relationships with Israel and to halt Arab-directed discrimination against Jewish individuals employed by government or business firms. The resolution charged that Arab interests were pressuring Western companies that do business with them, or hope to, to discriminate against Jewish firms and individuals.

The 500 delegates also adopted a resolution that urged the establishment of a center for Russian olim in Israel to be named and supported by Bnai Zion. Continued support and solidarity for Russian and Syrian Jews was expressed in the resolution which hailed the personal courage of those Jews and called on the Soviet and Syrian governments to grant them freedom, In a special appeal, the delegates called on the Soviet Union to grant speedy trials to Soviet Jewish prisoners of conscience. Former Congressman, Abraham J. Multer was unanimously re-elected to a third consecutive one-year term as president of Bnai Zion.

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