N.Y. Jcrc Leader Says Rally to Protest UN Zionism-is-racism Resolution Was Most Successful

Peggy Tishman, president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, said today that the rally it coordinated opposite the United Nations last Sunday in protest against the 1975 General Assembly resolution equating Zionism with racism was a “most successful rally”

She said that it “was just one segment in an on-going series of events that we hope will create an atmosphere in which honesty will prevail and the anti-Semitic propaganda war, utilizing the Zionismis-racism resolution as its justification, will end.”

More than 1,000 people attended the rally which preceded the conference on Israel, Zionism and the UN, held at the UN headquarters under the cochairmanship of two former U.S. Ambassadors to the UN, Jeane Kirkpatrick and Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D. NY); Israel’s UN Ambassador Binyamin Netanyahu; and Kenneth Bialkin, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

As a follow-up to these public events, the JCRC is developing a program of visitations to UN delegations in the coming weeks to urge them to join the U.S. in repudiating the Zionism-is-racism resolution.

Tishman asserted that the rally “underscored the vital importance that people understand the ramifications of this odious resolution in that it has acted as a camouflage for unchecked anti-Semitism, hatred and prejudice for the past decade.”

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