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April 17, 1959 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-04-17

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THE DETR OIT JEW ISH NEWS — Friday, Ap ril 11, 1959-40

Congress Asked to Restore Grant-in-Aid to Israel
Foreign Affaurs Committee
Around the World...
Told of Urgent Needs for



to spend its own funds on mili-
tary needs, and receiving no
military assistance from the
United States. He attributed a
A Digest of World Jewish Happenings, from
portion of Israel's economic Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Other
difficulty to Arab hostility. Dr.
News - Gathering Media.
WASHINGTON, (JTA) — United States would match Eisendrath was speaking on be-
Requests that the United States funds contributed t h r o u g h half of the Synagogue Council of
MUNICH—Government action against the Hungarian Cross
Government resume direct
coordinating agency for the and Arrow, fascist - anti-Semitic group, was demanded in the
e to Isael, under
grant aid
its J wish Appeal
Central Conference of Ameri- State Parliament by the Social Democratic Party.
Rep. Edna Kelly, New
special assistance program to
BERLIN—A West Berlin court jailed Gerhart Polkehn,
can Rabbis, the Rabbinical As-
York Democrat, announced
countries abroad, were voiced
28-year-old laborer, for two months, for making anti-Jewish
at the House Foreign Affairs
ical Council of America, the remarks.
porting the Fulton refugee
Committee in testimony on the
KARLSRUHE—Destruction of an author's reputation during
Union of American Hebrew
measure. Rep. Fulton pointed
Administration's Mutual Secur-
Congregations, the Union of the Nazi regime does not constitute material damage, it was
ity Program.
Orthodox Jewish Congregations ruled by the Federal Supreme Court in a suit brought by the
relieve the world refugee
Rep. James G. Fulton, Penn-
of America, and the United late Max Apt, who died last year after claiming compensation
burden, and should be aided
sylvania Republican, proposed
for the burning of his books by the Nazis during the destruc-
Synagogue of America.
by the United States. He
that the U.S. Government
Rabbi Eisendrath told the tion of "non-Aryan" literature in 1933.
outlined a plan similar to
match the United Jewish Ap-
LONDON—Transports of the Passover Haggadah and He-
committee of Israel's foreign
the one under which the
peal in earmarking funds for
exchange deficit, the eventual brew prayer books were sent by Agudath Israel to several-
United States provides an
the resettlement of Jewish
termination of German repar- countries behind the Iron Curtain to aid Jews in their observ-
amount to match funds of
refugees in Israel. He told the
ations, and the maturing of ance of Passover, a thousand Haggadahs having gone to Czecho-
the United Nations , Child-
Foreign Affairs Committee that
Israel Development Bonds. In slovakia alone . . . Stressing a theme that the present "Arab
ren's Fund.
he is preparing legislation pro-
Rep. Fulton said that match- his view, Israel's economy split increases Israeli menace," Radio Moscow broadcast to the
viding at least $50,000,000 for ing funds would be provided would worsen rather than im- Arab world another attack against Israel's Premier David
refugee relief, to be distrib- to an organization like the prove in the near future. In Ben-Gurion alleging that he was seeking to widen the split
uted on the basis of a new UJA possibly on a basis of the viewing cessation of direct aid in the Arab world between the United Arab Republic and
formula under which the United States matching every to Israel, as announced by the Iraq . . • The British government was asked in Parliament
two dollars raised by the UJA Administration, the rabbi point- to encourage more British investments in Israel, H. S. John-
with one dollar from the U.S. ed out that Israel should be son, Conservative member of the House of Commons, having
Hebrew Corner
Government. It would per- considered a "bastion of dem- asked the government "to provide Israel with more fadilities on
tain to refugees of many ocracy" whose viability was in the London money market" .. . Reuters reports the first large
Ramot Hashavim
lands, and would be linked to the national security interest business deal between Israel and West Germany, outside their
Translation of Hebrew Column
participation in of the United States and the 1952 reparations agreement, long terms credits of $6,500,000
One of the beautiful districts of
having been granted to expand Israel's power capacity . .
Israel is the Sharon. When you World Refugee Year which will free world.
travel from Tel Aviv to Hadera, you
Robert R. Nathan, economic Leading members of the Labor Party pressed the government
pass almost all the time through start July 1.
Pointing out that fiscal year consultant to the State of Is- in the House of Commons to take steps to ensure freedom
orange groves and green fields.
In the Sharon there are many 1960 overlaps. the 1960 calen- rael, told the committee that of navigation through the Suez Canal, and to prevent Egyptian
settlements, and they are close to
each other. One of the prettiest and dar year by six months, Rep. the United States, in addition seizures of Israeli cargoes in transit.
most interesting villages is Ramot Fulton argued that a provision to providing development loans
GENEVA—The United Nations Conference on the Elimina-
Hashavim, which recently celebrated
its twenty-fifth anniversary (twenty might be added to the foreign and surplus commodities sales, tion of Statelessness voted that no person should lose his
five years of its existence).
aid bill now before the com- should continue direct grant citizenship in the process of renouncing one nationality and
Ramot Hashavim was founded in
1933, the first year of the large im- mittee. He said the plan would aid to Israel under the special acquiring another.
migration of Jews from Germany. provide incentive for private assistance program.
United States
Among the immigrants there were
Nathan said that, while
HARTFORD—The present session of the Connecticut State
many young people who turned to contributions, and would help
the kibbutzim, but the older immi- solve the world refugee prob-
Israel has made "phenomen- Legislature is expected to adopt a civil rights bill which, for
grants settled mainly in the towns.
al progress," the Jewish State
the first time, will outlaw discrimination in privately-owned
There was a large group of immi- lem, with U. S.
Rabbi Maurice N. Eisen-
grants, all forty years and more of
is not yet at the "take-off"
housing on grounds of race, creed or color.
age, who were veteran Zionists and
drath, testifying for the Sy-
point economically to permit
LOS ANGELES—The first unified community organization
wanted to live in the country (vil-
nagogue Council of America,
termination of grant aid. He
lage) and to work in agriculture.
in local history went into effect with the approval of the merger
Most of them were members of the
told the committee of Jewish
pointed out that Israel is not
uniting the Jewish Welfare Federation and the Jewish Coin-
liberal (free) professions, and it was
concern over the elimination
yet at the "edge" of self- munity Council.
not easy for these people to be
NEW YORK—Trade between the United States and Israel
support. He told the Commit-
of direct grant aid to Israel
In spite of everything they tried
and urged continuation of
tee that Israel faces a tre-
exceeded $100,000,000 last year, Israel Consul Simcha Pratt
(did) and succeeded. They built
their village on the basis of a co-
such aid. He said that, while
mendous problem in the re-
reported at the annual dinner of the American-Israel Chamber
operative system, and did not de-
aid might flow through other
settlement of immigrants
of Commerce . . . Medals for outstanding artistic achievements
velop all branches of farming, but
concentrated mainly on one of
channels, there was neverthe-
from Eastern Europe, des- in 1959 were presented by Brandeis University, at a ceremony
them—poultry-raising. This branch
less concern over the elimin-
cribed Israel's needs as larger
here, to Ernest Bloch in music, Mrs. Hilda Doolittle Adlington,
suited the working capacity of the
ation of direct aid, because
settlers and the village of Ramot
than previous requirements, poetry, Edwin Dickinson, painting, and George Kelly, theater.
Hashavim developed well both from
Israel's plight was becoming
WASHINGTON—Congress will be asked by the administra-
and stressed that grant aid
the economic and the cultural as-
more serious, rather than
should be continued in sup-
tion to pass new legislation to provide specific aid from the
Whoever visits Ramot Hashavim
port of Israel's efforts to U.S. toward solving the world's refugee problem, as part of
today will not believe that this vil-
Israel, he pointed out, was
achieve self-sufficiency.
World Refugee Year to start July 1 under UN auspices.
lage was founded by people of ad-
vanced age and who had no experi- at a difficult juncture—force d
He pointed out that the De-
ence whatever in agricultural work.
velopment Loan Fund "had
JERUSALEM—Dr. Jonas Salk disclosed in a letter to Prime
less. than a million dollars Minister David Ben-Gurion that he would report on the results
available for loans at the end of his research in the field of cancer during one of his lectures
of March, against the total here next month . . . The Israel Supreme Court upheld the
screened applications of some- ruling of a lower court ordering a married woman to contribute
thing like $1,500,000,000. Nath-
the maintenance of her aged parents, rejecting the woman's
'MR an added that, even in the un- to
appeal that the behaVior and attitude of the parents toward
likely eventuality that the Ad- her did not justify the demand that she should help to support
ministration obtains the full them, and the court thereby gave official recognition to the re-
$225,000,000 requested for de- quirements of Jewish law that it is the duty of a son or a
ficiency appropriations for the daughter to support needy parents .. . Israel-German economic
development loan fund, "this
in Israel are envisaged under talks now being con.:
t)1,774 -1 4t will leaVe the excess of screen- enterprises
ducted between representatives of the two governments, it was
ed applications over available revealed by F. E. Shinar, head of the Israeli Reparations Mis-
funds at almost $1,300,000,000." sion to the General Federal Republic, and it was made known
Rep. Seymour Halpern, New that Herman Abs, director of the Deitsche Bank in .Frankfurt,
York Republican, has protested is now in Israel studying economic conditions of the country
to the U.S. International Coop- . . . Israel's welfare is "close to the hearts" of West European
eration Administration against
but there are signs among them of "alienation and in-
the severance of grant aid to Jews,
creased assimilation," Moshe Sharett declared upon his return
Israel, and requested an ex- from a tour of European countries . . Parliament adopted a
planation of the Administra- bill setting the 27th day of Nisan—which this year falls on

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tion's decision. He wrote to May 15—as Remembrance Day for Jewish Martyrs and Heroes
Leonard J. - Saccio, acting ICA who fell during the Nazi regime . .. Leaders in Israel's public
director, saying he was "con- life attended a traditional 30-day memorial service for the late
siderably perturbed by this de- Berl Coralnick, former chief correspondent of the JTA in
cision because, while the econ- Israel, who died a month ago . . . The Israel Ministry of
growth of Israel has been Finance has agreed to give 2.16 pounds per dollar earned
Nttp3 ,1933 omic
gratifying, it still is faced with by citrus exporters, thus ending the last major area in which
difficult times and an unfavor- the official rate of 1.80 pounds per dollar was effective.
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able balance of payments situ-
HAIFA—A. ship with 400 immigrants, whose expenses were
met by a public subscription sponsored by the Israel daily
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Rep.. Halpern added that he newspaper Yediot Achronot, was welcomed here.
was "disturbed in attempting
to correlate a cut-off of econ-
CALGARY, Manitoba—The two major fUnd-raising efforts
omic graht assistance to Israel
of the Calgary Jewish community, that of the Canadian Jewish
with the continuation of mili- Congress and the Zionist organizations, have been merged
tary aid to Saudi Arabia, par-
as the 1959 United Jewish Appeal of Calgary.
ticularly at a time when Israel
TORONTO—Jewish schools affiliated with the Bureau of
is beginning to play more of a
Jewish Education here have a total of more than 8,000, of
7 "2 1
tween the Atlantic community whom 1,730 are in day schools receiving 15 hours' Jewish
a week, 2,500 who receive 10 hours' Jewish instruc-
and the underdeveloped na- instruction
tion and 1,100 get six to eight hours Jewish instruction weekly.

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