JERUSALEM (Oct. 8)
The World Zionist Organization Executive and the World Jewish Congress Executive in separate actions denounced the moves by Arab and Third World blocs at the United Nations and at other international forums to condemn Zionism and seek its abolition.
The WJC Executive called yesterday on all Jewish communities and affiliated bodies “to take immediate action to mobilize public opinion against this anti-Zionist campaign.” The Executive said that equating Zionism with imperialism, apartheid, colonialism and racism is “politically motivated, falsifies the nature of Zionism and presents it in perverted form…This amounts to incitement to anti-Semitism and racial hatred.”
The WJC Executive expressed at the same time its appreciation to “the increasing number of governments” which had rejected the anti-Zionist campaign and “appealed to all the nations of the world to resist attempts to distort historical truth…”
The WZO Executive said those who seek to abolish Zionism are trying to undermine the right of self-determination for the Jewish people and are actually seeking the destruction of the State of Israel. The Zionist movement is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, the WZO resolution said, and its goal is to secure a homeland for the Jewish people. The resolution, adopted by the Executive on Tuesday, condemned in particular the speech by President Idi Amin of Uganda to the UN General Assembly last week.