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Jewish War Veterans Convention Opens Today; 3,000 Delegates Attend

August 12, 1964
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More than 3,000 delegates from all over the country arrived here today for the opening tomorrow of the 69th annual convention of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States.

Abraham Kraditor of New York, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the JWV, called today for immediate severance of all forms of American assistance to Egypt in view of reports that the Nasser regime provided North Vietnam with the torpedo boats which attacked the American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. Addressing the JWV committee formulating the convention resolutions, Mr. Kraditor said that the United States Government now has authority under the Gruening-Javits amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act to cancel American aid to any regime which uses its own assets for irresponsible acquisition of Soviet arms.

Morton London of Teaneck, N.J., a past national commander of the JWV, warned the committee that “1964 may well be the big year for ultra-rightists who are using the civil rights issue to whip up sentiment for their philosophy. Americans must guard against being used as pawns in this very real and very dangerous bid for power.” The convention is expected to act on a number of resolutions pertaining to the ultra-right issue.

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