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Governor Stevenson “unsympathetic” to Council of Judaism Views

April 8, 1952
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Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois said today that he is “wholly unsympathetic” to the views of the American Council for Judaism which is circulating material indicating that he approves of the organization. The Governor said:

“The letter I received from the American Council for Judaism requesting greetings did not clearly reveal the principles and purposes of the organization. But now, on the basis of statements made by leaders of the Council, I recognize that I am wholly unsympathetic to their views.”

Gov. Stevenson has proclaimed April as Israel Bond Month in Illinois, and has assumed the honorary chairmanship of the Israel Bond drive for Illinois. In his proclamation, the Governor called attention to the Israel Freedom Festival, being sponsored by the Chicago Israel Bond drive in commemoration of Passover and of the fourth anniversary of Israel’s independence. The Governor also expressed his welcome for Israel Ambassador Abba Eban, who will be the guest of honor at the Festival.

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