Meeting in Madrid Termed Historic

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, termed the audience King Juan Carlos of Spain will grant a delegation of Jewish leaders in Madrid next week an “historic occasion.” He said it would mark the reconciliation between the Jewish people and Spain and was therefore “politically and historically important.”

The King will receive Goldmann, Lord Fisher, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and other WJC leaders at the Royal Palace. They will also be greeted by a member of the Spanish Cabinet, Dr. Goldmann said.

The WJC European Executive will meet in Madrid over the weekend in advance of the audience. The meeting will be attended by delegates from the West European countries and from Rumania and Yugoslavia; whose Jewish communities are affiliated with the WJC. Observers will be sent by the Jewish communities in Poland, East Germany, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

The Soviet Jewish community was invited to send an observer. But a recent meeting of the WJC Board of Governors in Geneva decided not to press the issue until Goldmann holds exploratory talks with Jewish representatives from the USSR.

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