NEW YORK (Nov. 4)
Plans for a massive demonstration on Nov. 11 in Manhattan’s garment district to protest against the “grotesque” United Nations draft resolution equating Zionism with racism is being sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Rabbi Israel Miller, Presidents Conference chairman, said the protest had been scheduled, for next Tuesday in expectation of early presentation to the General Assembly plenary of the draft resolution approved last month by the UN Third Committee. He said the Nov. 11 demonstration was being organized “to voice the feeling of all Americans about this obnoxious and obscene display of anti-Semitism at the United Nations.”
The two-hour protest will begin at noon. All 32 member organizations in the Presidents Conference are cooperating in the effort to make this the largest demonstration since Nov. 4,1974 when an estimated 200,000 persons gathered here to protest the appearance before the General Assembly of Yasir Arafat, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
A Presidents Conference spokesman said initial reports were that participants in the Nov. 11 rally would be coming from points as distant as Cleveland and Toronto. A formal announcement of plans for the protest will be made by Rabbi Miller at a press conference here on Thursday morning.