NEW YORK (Feb. 25)
Continuation of the present negotiations between Israel and the United States until an accord on the question of Israel’s withdrawal is reached, was asked today in a resolution adopted at the closing session of a three-day meeting of the B’nai B’rith administrative committee. The resolution also expressed the hope that such a settlement would become the basis for a solution in the United Nations between Israel and Egypt and, in turn, the groundwork for a permanent peace in the Middle East.
A second resolution called on President Eisenhower to recommend the admission to the United States of thousands of Egyptian Jews expelled by the Nasser regime. It also urged the United States Government and the UN to use their good offices to halt the persecution of Egypt’s 50,000 Jews.
Finally, the B’nai B’rith saluted the memory of Raoul Wallenberg, whose death in a Moscow prison was recently admitted by the Soviet authorities. The organization hailed his courage and dedication in saving–at grave risk to himself–the lives of 20,000 Jews, 8,000 of them children, in Nazi-ridden Europe.