NEW YORK (May. 19)
A national campaign to obtain signatures on a petition which urges President Carter to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, was launched on the 10th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem by the Zionist Organization of America.
The campaign, which began on May 16, will run through to Rosh Hashanah in September. The campaign organizers said they hope to get at least 200,000 signatures before the campaign is ended and are asking Jewish schools, synagogues and other organizations to join in the nationwide effort.
Rabbi Joseph P. Sternstein, ZOA president, urged the United States not to become a partner in the Arab designs on Jerusalem. “The United States never recognized the annexation of Jerusalem by the kingdom of Jordan and it is high time that the U.S. Embassy took its rightful place in Israel’s capital city.” The campaign is organized by the ZOA national public affairs committee department under the chairmanship of Judge Alfred Kleiman.