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Brith Abraham Convention Scores Russia’s Banning of Jewish Culture

June 20, 1956
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More than 2,000,000 Jews in the Soviet Union and the other Communist states of Eastern Europe have been forced to relinquish their religious and cultural identities “under the oppressive yoke of Communist domination,” it was charged in a resolution adopted here today at the 69th annual convention of Brith Abraham. Some 1,000 delegates are attending the parley.

In another resolution, the delegates called on the United Sates to sell defensive arms to Israel and to “make plain that it will impose economic and moral sanctions unless the Arab states immediately cease all acts of aggression against Israel.” The fraternal organization also criticized the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act and urged a more liberal immigration policy.

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