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November 06, 1959 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-11-06

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Mapai Retains Leading Position in Israel
Great Victory for
David Ben-Gurion

Mapai, the Labor Party, retained the leading
role in Israel, in Israel's fourth national election
since statehood, on Tuesday. As a result of his
party's retention of the top position in the country's
political framework, David Ben-Gurion again will
be called upon to organize the government and to
form another coalition Cabinet. The smashing victory
for Mapai, resulting from its gain of at least six
and possibly nine additional seats in the Knesset,
is interpreted as a great personal victory for Ben-
Gurion and as a rejection of Herut's extremism.
The National Religious . Party retains its status quo,

- Center Sym-


phony's Note-
worthy Accom-
Macabre Monu-
ment to Nazi
Inhumanity at
Dachau Camp

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David Ben-Gurion

while the Arab and Communist parties have suffered
defeats. The most serious loss was suffered by the
General Zionists. A holiday spirit prevailed through-
out Israel on election day. :It is estimated that more
than a million of the 1,200,000 eligible voters cast
their ballots. The new Cabinet may be composed of
_ Mapai, Achdut Avodah, Mapam and Progressives,
it was indicated in Jerusalem. Mapai also scored
victories in municipal elections, but the new Mayor
of Jerusalem to succeed Gershon Agron may be a
member of the National Religious Party.
Detailed Story on Page 40

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Success of
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Israel M. E. Arms Reduction
Proposal urned by Arabs

Center Committee to Make
New Study of Sabbath Issue

At its meeting on Wednesday night, the board of directors
of the Jewish Community Center unanimously voted to set up
a special citizens' committee to review the entire matter re-
lating to the decision for the opening of the Center's facilities
on Saturdays.
The new committee will be asked to clarify the issue and
to submit a report to the board for its future consideration.
Pending the action of the special committee, the facilities
of the Centers will remain closed on Saturdays.
The board acted on a recommendation submitted to it by
its executive committee which had voted for the new approach
11 to 1.
The adopted resolution expresses appreciation of the
opinions on the subject submitted to the board by interested
individuals and groups in the city, but it deplores "erroneous
impressions" that were created by the Center's decision for
Sabbath programming.

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., (JTA)—Israel told the United Nations that, while
the General Assembly was discussing general and complete disarmament on a
world-wide scale, it should also consider "regional schemes for renunciation of
war," and pledges by members to abstain from active hostility of all kinds.
"Israel holds itself ready, as it has done in the past," stated Ambassador
Arthur Lourie, chairman of Israel's delegation, "to cooperate to the full in any
discussions of this kind, with a view to working out .a solution for reducing and,
if possible, eliminating the crushing burden of armaments which continue to bear
so hard on our entire region." _ . •
Lourie spoke before the Political Committee of the General Assembly,
where a disarmament resolution sponsored by everyone of the 82 members of the
UN, including Israel, was under discussion. The resolution provides that all dis-
armament proposals made at the current Assembly, .including the "declarations"
made by Soviet Premier Khrushchev and by Britain's' Foreign Secretary Selwyn
Lloyd be forwarded for negotiation by a _ten-power committee to meet soon in
Israel's co-sponsorship of the 82-member - resolution came close to being
negated by the refusal of the Arab states_ to lend their names as sponsors,
unless Israel's name was removed. But the So :viet and Atherican delegations
persuaded the Arab delegations to go alorig as • co-sponsors, pointing out that
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Si?cit Jo.itints World Jewry

, A Jewish community in India, which , for 2,000 years had sought and struggled to retain
its-, separate identity, will officially become
part of the world Jewish community at the
World Council of Synagogue, which will be held Nov. 15 to 19, at. the Concord Hotel,
Kiamesha Lake, N.Y., concurrently with the biennial convention of the United Synagogue
of America. .
Bene Israel, .numbering some 21;000 mein6ers who trace their ancient community to the
destruction of the First Temple in Jerusaleni, will be represented at the Council by Baruch
B. Benjamin, Under-Secretary of 'C.ommerce and Industry in the Indian government.
While contributing to . the general welfare of India, Bene Israel has also built synagogues
and. schools, translated the prayerbook to the M.arathi language, spoken on the West Coast
of India, and Carried out 'such rituals as abstention from work on the sabbath, circumcision,
kashrut and holiday observance.
- Today, however, the Bene Israel is weakened and in need of guidance and leadership.
It seeks affiliation -with world Jewry and the assistance of a rabbi. Bene Israel eagerly
awaits affiliation with the World Council of Synagogues.
At the meetings, of the World
Council of Synagogues,_ repre-
sentatives of 18 communities,
including Bene Israel, will adopt
a constitution and by-laws, af-
filiating. themselves with the
Conservative movement.
(Pictured at •the left is
Jacob Suga-Uker, a Bene
Israel farmer, who now re-
sides in Israel. At the right
is Esther Gershone, of Ka-
rachi, the first Indiaii girl
to. enroll at the Jewish Theo-
al . Seminary 'where she
studied from 1948 to 1953.
The founder and principal Of
the Hebrew school in Karachi
and a graduate of the Univer-
sity of Bombay, Miss Ger-
shone is a member of one
of the leading Bene Israel

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Konrad Adenauer Assures
`Uncomoromising Battle' on
Anti-Semitism in Germany

Special to The Jewish News


"An uncompromising"
battle against anti-Semitism. is being waged by West
Germany and its allied states 'through their "adminis-
tration, courts, _press, ratlio and private association,"
Chancellor Konrad Adenauer assured the American
Jewish Committee. His statement was made public here
last week at the meetings of the AJC executive com-
mittee in the Shoreham Hotel.
Dr. Adenauer affirmed anew that the re-establish-
ment of friendly relations between Germany and the
free nations "would be endangered unless democracy
is firmly anchored in the conscience of German citi-
zens," and while admitting that "anti-Semitic, anti-
democratic phenomena have come to the surface in
Germany," he declared that "they should not be over-
The Adenauer statement was made public by
Irving M. Engel, who met with Adenauer in Bonn
recently, Engel, in his address to the AJC, said that
"education of German youth for citizenship" is a major
area of concern and that "Germany's undigested past
if not faced and dealt with could represent a grave
danger to the future of Germany's democracy." He
warned that Germany is faced with the challenge "to
bring up a German post-war generation devoted to the
basic tenets of democracy."
Herbert B. Ehrmann, of Boston, president of the
AJCommittee, in his address to the executive com-
mittee, urged the • U.S. Government "to refuse to
countenance the tactic of ntilfrino the -n MA+

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