A call to the Jews of Los Angeles to oversubscribe the community’s $6,110,000 goal for the 1956 United Jewish Appeal was voiced here at the 22nd annual meeting of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council, an organization composed of some 400 local groups. The six million dollar goal includes $1,410,000 accepted as this community’s share of the UJA Special Fund of $25,000,000.
The meeting also urged the United States Government to permit Israel to acquire defensive arms in this country and to use its good offices through the United Nations to bring Israel and the Arab states to the conference table. In addition, the meeting hit Arab anti-Jewish propaganda in the U. S. and asked the State Department to eject any Arab diplomats “guilty of inflammatory and anti-Jewish statements.”
The delegates further called upon the Los Angeles city government to enact a fair employment practices ordinance and commended the state attorney general for a decision holding Bible reading in the secular public schools of the state to be unconstitutional.
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