BOSTON (Oct. 23)
The city council has adopted a resolution condemning the action by the UN Third Committee in equating Zionism with racism and applauded the action “of the United States chief delegate to the United Nations in vigorously opposing this attempt to defame the Zionist movement.” The chief delegate is Daniel Moynihan. It is believed that the city council here was the first in the country to adopt such a resolution.
The council’s resolution, adopted three days ago, characterizes Zionism as the national liberation movement of the Jewish people and declares that the UN’s draft resolution equating Zionism with racism “is an affront to fair minded people in all lands and is a further indication of the moral decline of the United Nations.”
The resolution “condemns the actions of member states of the United Nations who would adopt this form of anti-Semitism in the guise of anti-Zionism and would exploit the agencies of the United Nations as vehicles to spread hatred and maledictions against the Jewish people and Israel.”
Some of the newly established members of the UN, the resolution continues, “have adopted a hypocritical position in denying to Israel the right to exercise the same forces of national development which entitled them to achieve independence.” The city council sent copies of its resolution to UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, Moynihan, President Ford, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, and members of the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives.