• Short Summary

    THE HEAD OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS AND ELEVEN OF ITS MEMBERS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) CARRIED OUT THEIR THREAT TO PICKET THE JORDANIAN PAVILION AT THE WORLD FAIR AND WERE ARRESTED.

  • Description

    THE HEAD OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS AND ELEVEN OF ITS MEMBERS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) CARRIED OUT THEIR THREAT TO PICKET THE JORDANIAN PAVILION AT THE WORLD FAIR AND WERE ARRESTED.

    DR JOACHIM PRINZ LED HIS JEWISH "TASK FORCE" TO THE PAVILION TO PROTEST ABOUT A MURAL WHICH THE JEWS HAVE BRANDED AS "OFFENSIVE" AND WHICH THEY CLAIM DEPICTS ISRAELIS AS "BARBARIAN WARRIORS".

    THE MURAL SHOWS A REFUGEE ARAB MOTHER AND CHILD AND HAS AN INSCRIPTION SPEAKING OF "TERROR'S FIERCE PRACTIONERS" USING "GAINS ILL-GOT TO DISTURB THE JORDAN'S COURSE AND MAKE THE DESERT BLOOM WITH WARRIORS".

    THE WORLD FAIR PRESIDENT, MR R. MOSES, HAS RESISTED PRESSURE FROM SEVERAL JEWISH ORGANISATIONS AND OTHER SOURCES TO HAVE THE MURAL REMOVED. MORE THAN 150 POLICEMEN WERE MASSED TO PREVENT TROUBLE AT THE FAIR GROUNDS. A SPECIAL CELEBRATION IN OBSERVANCE OF JORDAN'S INDEPENDENCE DAY WAS UNDERWAY IN THE PAVILION.

    AT THE TURNSTILES A FAIR OFFICIAL WARNED THE AJC GROUP THAT THEY WOULD BE "SUBJECT TO EJECTION IF YOU PICKET, CARRY PLACARDS, OR DISTRIBUTE HANDBILLS AND ARRESTED IF YOU REFUSE EJECTION".

    THE GROUP MARCHED TO THE PAVILION, BEGAN PICKETING AND WERE ARRESTED. ALL WERE CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT. ONE OF THEM, IRWING DWORK, NATIONAL SECRETARY OF THE AJC WAS CHARGED ADDITIONALLY WITH RESISTING ARREST BC HE REFUSED TO GIVE UP HIS PLACARD. ALL OF THEM WERE RELEASED WITHOUT BOND FOR A HEARING ON JUNE 16.

    WHAT THE PLAQUE SAYS:
    "TODAY THERE ARE A MILLION OF US
    SOME LIKE US BUT MANY LIKE MY MOTHER
    WASTING LIVES IN EXILED MISERY
    WAITING TO GO HOME."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA14B3110IDCBMHICXGNPJ2KTHW
    Media URN:
    VLVA14B3110IDCBMHICXGNPJ2KTHW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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