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European Jewish Leaders Condemn the Anti-zionist Resolution

Jewish organizations throughout France have protested against the vote in the United Nations Third Committee describing Zionism as another form of racism. Jean-Pierre Bloch, president of the League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICA) issued a statement here today describing the vote as “outright anti-Semitism” and calling upon democratic people throughout the world to oppose it if and when it comes up before the General Assembly.

World Jewish Congress President, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, in a statement also released here today called the resolution “a travesty of historical facts.” He said the resolution will do “more harm to the prestige of the United Nations than it does to Zionism.” He called on all member states to reverse the decision and “restore truth and sanity” in the UN.

(In London, the Board of Deputies president Lord Fisher of Camden, declared at the monthly meeting of the Board that “truth has no place in UN decisions.” He said the world body is now “completely discredited and distrusted.”

(The Board unanimously condemned the resolution saying: “The equation of Zionism with racism is especially abhorrent to Jews who have no often and so recently been victims of racist persecution…Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people.., Any such attack on Zionism as at the UN committee, was aimed at preparing the ideological ground for the destruction of the State of Israel.”)

REMINISCENT OF NAZI PRACTICES

(In West Berlin, Heine Galinski, chairman of the Jewish community said today that the draft resolution is reminiscent of Nazi practices. “With horrible clarity we are reminded by this defamation campaign of the Nazi practices of fomenting racial hatred: the Jewish fiend and world enemy is presented as the embodiment of evil, as the chief element of sub-humanity, which leads to the logical conclusion that its extermination is in the interest of mankind.”)

(In New York, Jewish sources reported that a group of 27 Soviet Jewish activists sent a telegram to United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim protesting the anti-Zionism draft resolution, stating: “This is unconcealed anti-Semitism raised to the rank of an international resolution. We are ashamed for the governments of the countries which signed this resolution and forgot about the many millions of victims and sufferings of the Jewish people.” The Soviet Union was one of the 70 countries which voted for the resolution.)

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