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Conference on Palestine Raises Fear in Geneva Jewish Community

The Jewish community of Geneva was reported today to be deeply concerned about the possibility its members may be in danger when the Conference on Palestine takes place here, starting next Monday.

A special committee has been established to set community policy for the 10-day conference, which ends September 7. The committee advised all Geneva Jews to be “extremely careful and watchful.” But the committee decided a low profile was advisable, rather than make the possibility a major public issue which would probably help the conference.

But Jews are afraid. Some have decided to hire private guards. Others have decided to leave Geneva on vacations for the duration of the conference.

Geneva authorities have promised additional guards for the Jewish community center and the synagogue. The Geneva Friends of Jerusalem University has been asked to change the date of a fund-raising event, scheduled during the period of the conference.

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