Governor Hugh Carey met Friday with representatives of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York in regard to the Arab boycott. Following a discussion of the issues, Carey stated that “we in New York have an enforceable, well framed law that goes to the heart of the boycott issue. The boycott is a matter of national concern and we hope that the new Congress and Administration will promptly seek strong legislation along the lines of the New York State law.”
The Governor expressed the hope that the federal law would be sufficiently comprehensive as to eliminate any adverse economic impact on states such as New York that have enacted anti-boycott legislation. He emphasized that in addition to being an unfounded restriction on freedom on international trade, the boycott is morally reprehensible.
Representing the 20-member organizations of the JCRC were Richard Ravitch, JCRC president, and David Ashe, Phil Baum, Jack Elkin, Malcolm Hoenlein and Daniel Shapiro. Joining Carey were Judah Gribetz, counsel to the governor, and Menachem M. Shayovich, special assistant to Carey for community affairs.
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