JERUSALEM (Nov. 12)
Premier Yitzhak Rabin and Leon Dulzin, noting chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization Executives, announced today the convening of an emergency meeting of Jewish leaders here at the end of this month to plan ways of combatting the anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist attack launched at the UN by the Arabs and their supporters. The leaders of Jewish organization around the world and the leaders of the major diaspora communities will be invited to attend.
The meeting, announced in a joint statement issued by the offices of Rabin and Dulzin, will take place at the Knesset in Jerusalem from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29- the anniversary of the 1947 United Nations resolution establishing the Jewish State. Giving details at his office this evening, World Zionist Organization Director General Moshe Rivlin said a joint planning committee of the Premier’s office, the Foreign Ministry and the WZO was already meeting to map out details.
Only 100 top Jewish leaders would be invited, Rivlin said. The relatively small number was deliberate-to keep discussion practical and avoid speechmaking. The aim of the meeting is two-folds to express and strengthen Jewish solidarity and to plan a major international information campaign explaining to the world anew what the Zionist ideal means. Of the 100, some 30 would represent the U.S. and three or four each representing other Jewish concentrations. Rivlin did not say how the invitees would be chosen.
Rabin and Dulzin will address the opening session Nov. 27. Two more sessions will be held that day, a long session Nov. 28, an “oneg shabbat” the night of Nov. 28 during which delegates would discuss the spiritual meaning of Jewry’s tie to Israel, and closing session the night of Nov. 29.