NEW YORK (Nov. 3)
George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO, declared here that “The General Assembly of the United Nations must reject the resolution on Zionism and racism adopted by its Third Committee or suffer massive alienation of American support.
“The American people will not be fooled by a resolution which absurdly asks the UN to declare ‘that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination,’ “the labor leader declared. “Zionism is not it is precisely the product of revulsion against these evils, especially as they reached their culmination in the holocaust of Hitler for whom some of the promoters of this resolution can scarcely conceal their admiration.”
Meany observed. “The ultimate object of this resolution is not the elimination of racism but the expulsion of Israel from the UN, It is the latest step in an anti-Israel and anti-Semitic campaign launched by the Arab bloc with the cynical backing of the Soviet Union.”
He added. “The resolution is all the more ludicrous in light of the persecution of religious and national minorities rampant in the lands of its sponsors. Let those sponsors look to the plight of Jews in Syria, of Kurds in Iraq, of Christians in Lebanon and southern Sudan, not to mention the attempted wholesale liquidation of national minorities in the Soviet Union.” Meany spoke Friday at a dinner honoring Max Greenberg, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.