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Agency Board Terms Anti-zionist Resolution’ a Call for Genocide’

The Jewish Agency Board of Governors expressed “shock and disgust” Friday at the amendment currently before the UN Third Committee and declared that this is “no less than a call for genocide.” The Board’s view was expressed in a special statement read here by its chairman, Max Fisher of Detroit.

The statement added: “The forces that have failed to achieve the suspension of Israel’s membership…are now merely trying to disguise their efforts to destroy the State of Israel….The essence of the Zionist movement is the just demand for the right of the Jewish people to its homeland and for political self-determination in the framework of a sovereign state–a right which is recognized by the law of nations and by the United Nations Charter.

“Any call for the annihilation of Zionism amounts to an attempt to deprive the Jewish people of their elementary rights….The Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency therefore calls on the representatives of all enlightened nations to reject these attacks on Zionism which indeed are a threat to the ideals and the very foundations and the UN.” The Board of Governors ended its two-day meeting Friday.

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