WASHINGTON (Oct. 6)
A six-hour rally yesterday by some 600 Jewish activists who protested against what they termed the pressure exercised against Israel by President Ford and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger ended with the arrest of more than 100 demonstrators. The rally, organized by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Activist Organizations, an adhoc group which also opposes the official Jewish organizations, was held in front of the White House.
Among those arrested were 15 persons who handcuffed themselves to the White House fence, according to United States Park Police. Most of the arrests were made, the police said, when the protesters refused to disperse after their permit expired. A spokesman for the Jewish group said the protest was to let Ford and Kissinger know that the official Jewish organizations do not represent “the grass roots Jewish community,” He added that the protesters were opposed to the Administration’s policy of pressuring Israel “to abandon territory without any concessions in return.”