GENEVA (Jan. 31)
Marshall Breger, a former White House aide, will participate for the second successive year in the annual conference of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, which opened here Tuesday.
Breger was former President Reagan’s adviser on Jewish affairs and served as the administration’s liaison to the American Jewish community.
He is a member of the U.S. delegation to the Human Rights Commission, headed, again for the second year, by Armando Valladares, a Cuban exile poet.
Breger has always been an outspoken supporter of Israel. Palestinian rights and Israel’s policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are the two top agenda items at this year’s human rights conference.
Israel is not a member of the 43-nation Human Rights Commission, but has observer status at the conference.
Rafael Walden, counselor to the Israeli delegation, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Israel will not bring up the subject of Soviet Jews at this conference, but will refer to the situation of Jews in Syria.