NEW YORK (Jan. 31)
–The Jewish Defense League has declared war on Breira and has demanded that the national B’nai B’rith fire all Hillel leaders who are members of Breira. Bonnie Pechter, JDL national director, stated that it “is inconceivable that B’nai B’rith can give so much credibility to a group of outcasts, whose ultimate programs can only lead to the destruction of Israel.” She said that the JDL will launch a campaign “to expose to the Jewish community just what kind of group this (Breira) is.”
The opening gun was fired yesterday when 12 members of the JDL disrupted a meeting sponsored by Breira at Temple Israel in Manhattan. When the main speaker. Trudy Rubin, began to address the audience, the JDLers stood up and began to shout, “Hell, no, PLO, Breira traitors must go.” They were joined by eight members of Betar, according to JDL associate director Danny Simckes who led the group in disrupting the meeting. As a result of this action the meeting was cancelled.
Ms. Pechter warned ominously: “Breira must be crushed once and for all, and those who aid and abet it will get lost in the crush as well.”