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Union of Progressive Judaism Backs U Thant’s Proposals on Vietnam

January 9, 1967
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The World Union for Progressive Judaism, international body of 750 Liberal or Reform synagogues in 25 countries, endorsed the Vietnam peace proposals of United Nations Secretary General U Thant.

In a statement adopted this weekend by the governing body of the World Union, the Jewish group lauded the steps being taken by U Thant which called for the United States to stop the bombing in the North as a “first step towards peace” and also requested all those involved in the war to enter into immediate negotiations and to scale down military forces. The World Union said that the resolution would be sent to constituent members throughout the world so that the statement could be forwarded to their own Governments.

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