Jewish Leaders Parley with General Assembly Head

A delegation of Jewish leaders met here Wednesday evening with the president of the General Assembly, Argentine Foreign Minister Dante Caputo.

The delegation of B’nai B’rith leaders was headed by the organization’s president, Seymour Reich.

Morris Abram, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and Malcolm Hoenlein, the conference’s executive director, also participated in the 45-minute meeting.

The Jewish leaders discussed with Caputo several anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish positions at the United Nations.

They protested the 1975 General Assembly resolution equating Zionism with racism, the yearly attempts by the Arabs to oust Israel from the world organization, and the sharp anti-Israel language last August in Geneva during the deliberation of the U.N. Subcommission on the Prevention of Discrimination.

Members of the delegation included Thomas Neumann, executive vice president of B’nai B’rith; Daniel Mariaschin, the group’s director of political affairs; and Harris Schonberg, director of U.N. affairs for B’nai B’rith.

Members of the delegation described the meeting as “friendly” but they declined to elaborate on the discussions, saying they were off the record.

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