The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith charged here that a rightwing extremist has used a Jewish name in tape recordings broadcast to American troops in South Viet Nam to “come home” in a crude attempt to impugn the loyalty of American Jews.
The ADL said that Ronald Ramsey, a radio propagandist with an extensive record as a rightwing radical, used the name Joe Liber Epstein in broadcast recordings to troops in South Viet Nam. Milton Senn, Pacific Southwest director of the ADL, said the use of the Jewish-sounding name also was intended to impugn the support of American Jews “for our nation’s resistance to Communist aggression and imperialism. “
The ADL official said that 10 years ago, when Ramsey was 16, he published a “Nationalist Summary” for “Americans for Action” and that in 1955-56, he was associated with Myron Fagan, a Hollywood anti-Jewish pamphleteer. Mr. Senn said that the ADL at that time considered Ramsey “a mixed-up kid seeking attention by peddling anti-Semitism. “
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