U.S. Jewish Leaders Meet for Two Hours with Poland’s Leaders

In a two-hour meeting with Polish Prime Minister Wojcieck Jaruzelski and Workers Party Secretary Jozef Czyrek, leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations voiced concern at the present state of relations between Poland and Israel — broken by Warsaw in 1967 — and voiced the “strong hope” that an improvement in those relations would be forthcoming, it was reported by Kenneth Bialkin, Conference chairman.

The meeting took place last week at the residence of Poland’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Bialkin said. He was accompanied by Yehuda Hellman, executive vice chairman of the Conference; Rabbi Alexander Schindler, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and a former Conference chairman; and Eli Zborowski, president of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Bialkin said he had told the Polish leaders that Jews in the U.S. and around the world were deeply committed to the security and well-being of the people of Israel and supported good relations between Israel and all nations.

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