BUCHAREST (Dec. 16)
Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, conferred here yesterday with President Nicolai Ceaucescu. After the meeting, of which no details were released, Goldmann and WJC political director Armand Kaplan left for Belgrade where they were due to meet today Yugoslav President Tito.
(In Paris, Jewish sources said Goldmann discussed the Middle East situation with Ceaucescu and the possibility of reconvening the Geneva conference. The sources said Goldmann also asked for Ceaucescu’s intervention with Moscow for the development of Jewish life in the Soviet Union. It was stated that Goldmann hopes that the Soviet Union’s 3.5 million Jews will be allowed to organize themselves into a national Jewish federation.)
Goldmann addressed representatives of Rumania’s 50,000 Jews in Bucharest’s main synagogue, the Choral Temple. He stressed that in his view “there is no objective contradiction between Socialism and a Jewish desire to remain Jews and lead Jewish lives.” Goldmann said that “Rumania is an example that the two can co-exist.”