NEW YORK (Nov. 5)
President Reagan has vowed to “continue to denounce” the U.N. General Assembly resolution of 1975 equating Zionism with racism “until it is repealed.”
The president made the pledge in an Oct. 28 letter to Morris Abram, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. It was in reply to a letter Abram sent to the president on Sept. 22 thanking him for denouncing the anti-Zionism resolution in the course of his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on September 21.
“You are right that this administration has repeatedly condemned the ‘Zionism is racism’ resolution,” the president wrote in his letter. “Moreover, we will continue to denounce that resolution until it is repealed. It may not be soon enough for you or me, but I know that the day will come when the United Nations rights the wrong that it committed.”
Reagan’s letter concluded: “In the meantime, I know that I can count on your support, as you can count on mine, to fight against any and all attempts to delegitimize the State of Israel.”
The “Zionism is racism” resolution was adopted by the General Assembly on Nov. 10, 1975. Major Jewish groups and organizations have announced, on the eve of the 12th anniversary of the resolution, that they are undertaking major campaigns to denounce it and mobilize world public opinion to prepare the grounds for its repeal.