Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

December 04, 1959 - Image 10

Resource type:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-12-04

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

THE DETRO IT JEWISH NEWS—Friday, December 4, 19 59- 1 0

Ceremonies in London Mark Israel's
Acquisition of Submarine Tani n

London JTA Correspondent

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News

naval experts that the navy of
the United Arab Repu•lic had
been further strengthened in
recent months. These sources
said that the UAR navy now in-
cludes two ultra-modern Skory
destroyers; two destroyers of
the Zet class—also Soviet made;
one destroyer of the Hunt class,
one sloop, six mine-layers, three
mine-sweepers, 40 torpedo
boats, two submarine hunters,
eight large ocean-going Soviet-
m a d e submarines, arid one
smaller submarine.
Most UAR ships are Soviet-
made, and the key officers are
still mainly Soviet or Polish
nationals, the experts said. They
estimated that 15 of the com-
m i s s i o n e d and non-commis-
sioned officers on each UAR
submarine are f or e i g n na-
tionals. They also stressed that
the UAR n a v y has been in-
creased in recent months at a
rate out of proportion to other
branches of the fighting forces.
Most of the ships are of ocean-
going c a p a b i l i t y, and not
adapted for local campaigns.
The experts suggested that
the class of naval vessels
seemed to point toward a
Soviet plan to use the UAR as
part of a wider Soviet strategic
plan for the Middle East, as
well as in support of UAR Pres-
ident Nasser's ambitions to con-
trol an empire from the Atlan-
tic to the Red Sea.

LONDON—Israel's, first sub-
marine, the 800-ton Tanin, left
the British naval base of HMS
Dolphin in Portsmouth on its
16-day cruise to Israel. The sub-
mersible, manned by a full
complement of • 50 officers and
men, left the base in a stormy
sea and under heavy clouds. It
was fully armed with 13 2,000-
pound torpedoes and "ready for
The day of departure started
at 7:30 a.m. when the Tanin's
crew took up stations aboard
the vessel while frogmen care-
fully inspected the hull in what
an Israel staff officer called a
"customary precautionary meas-
An hour later, the crew of the
sister ship, the Rahav, paraded
through the British base carry-
ing Israel's navy flag and drew
up on the pier facing the
camouflaged submarine. As the
colors were raised on the deck,
Seaman Yehouda Haim, 23-
year-old Yemenite cook intoned
in the ship's galley an informal
blessing for the ship's voyage.
The blessing was especially
composed for the occasion by
the army's chief chaplain, Rabbi
Shlomo Goren.
Cmdr. Yos.ef Dror, captain of
the Tanin, arrived on the pier
accompanied by the command-
ing officer of the British Naval
Base. After inspecting the Rahav
crew and the British guard of
honor, Cmdr. Dror was piped
A few minutes later the sub-
marine slowly cast off its moor-
ings and with Captain Dror on
the bridge made its way to the
open sea. An hour later the
British base commander radioed
the Tanin wishing it good luck
and the traditional "good hunt-
ing." Captain Dror radioed back
his thanks for the cooperation
and goodwill of his British
Another crew - under the com-
mand of a lieutenant from Kib-
butz Ein Harod is being trained
for the final takeover of the
second submersible purchased
from the British. A native-born
Israeli, he had the good for-
tune to be able to attend a
special course for British sub-
marine commanders on the high
The submarines were sold to
Israel last year in a transaction
which marked a key turning
point in British-Israel relations.
The transfer of the Tanin to
Israel came against the back-
ground of reports by British

Bernard Isaacs Heads
Organization Division
-t -

Strictly Confidential

New Resurgence
of Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism had been lay-
ing low of late. . . The lunatic
fringe seemed to be biding its
time. . . . Nothing sensational
had been projected by the old
reliables who beat the drum for
racial and religious discrimina-
tion. . . . We refer, of course,
exclusively to the anti-Jewish
sector. . . . But a new renais-
sance of anti-Semitism is rear-
ing its head. . . . Perhaps it is
girding its loins in time for the
forthcoming Presidential elec-
tion campaign. . . . Today we
are presenting to you exhibit
-number one.
In the current issue of Amer-
ican Mercury you will find it.
. . . The article is entitled, "The
Whiskey Trust," and it is fea-
tured on the front cover. It
starts out with a quote from
John Foster Fraser's book, "The
Conquering Jew," which reads:
"The Jews are masters of the
whiskey trade in the United
States. Eighty per cent of the
members of the National Liquor
Dealers' Association are Jews.
... It has been shown that 60
per cent of the business of
distilling is in the hands of the
Jews. As middlemen, they con-
trol the wine product of Cali-
We do not know whether
these figures are authentic, but
there is really nothing anti-
Semitic in these statistics. . • .
It is what follows in the Mer-
cury article that sets the tone.

. . . The author is a John Bene-
dict, a new recruit, we think, in
the service of hate-mongers. . .
The Benedict article quotes pro-
fusely from the Dearborn Inde-
pendent prior to -tackling the
more contemporary picture. . . .
It "establishes" the "fact" that
the Bronfmans of Seagram fame
were among the most notorious
gangsters in the prohibition
era. . . . It also "quotes" the
United States Bureau of Chem-
istry as to the difference be-
tween the Jewish and non-Jew-
ish method of distillation of
whiskey as follows: Aging takes
time, so the Jewish distiller, in
order to avoid this expensive
process, would take the pure
article of spirits, add water to
dilute the strength of whiskey,
color it with burnt sugar or
caramel, and then add flavors.
Time: two hours! The "quote"
is incidentally from the year
1904 and is not in quotation
marks. . . . To avoid denials, we
The article, written in a very
businesslike tone, is deadly in
as implications... . . It says that
Jewish distillers are poisoning
the liquor drinkers, are delin-
quent in their tax payments,
bribe politicians, and are mak-
ing multi-millions of profit at
the expense of the health of
the country.
If the article had been an
out-and-out plea for prohibition
and had not concentrated ex-
clusively on Jewish distillers • as
the criminals, it could have
passed as the output of a ferv-

ent prohibitionist. . . . But no-
where in the piece is there an
outcry for the return of pro-
hibition. . . . All the fire is con-
centrated on the Bronfmans,
the Jacobys, the Rosenstils and
other Jewish names, well known
for their generous philanthro-
pies and communal leadership.
Very few readers know that
the American Mercury is a hate-
mongering publication. . . .
Among the personnel listed on
its masthead are several re-
spectable names, such, for .in-
stance, as that of Major General
Charles A. _Willoughey, William
H. Allen, J. A. Lovell. . . . This
is "respectable" anti-Semitism
at its best, or rather at its worst.
. . . It does not use foul lan-
guage, it does not insult. . . .
Instead it employs a pseudo-
scientific, statistical approach as
if to say, "these are the facts;
I can't do nothing about it."

Kersten Honored
at Paris Dinner

PARIS, (JTA) — Leaders of
the Jewish community here paid
tribute to Dr. Felix Kersten,
the Swedish doctor who, as
Himmler's physician, saved tens
of thousands of persons from
death in concentration camps.
At a luncheon in. Dr. Ker-
sten's honor sponsored by the
French section of the World
Jewish Congress. Dr. Vidal Mo-
diano and writer Edmond Flegg
paid homage to Dr. Kersten who
described how he negotiated
with Himmler to save lives.

Detroit Chapter

of the American Society for




Bernard Isaacs has accepted
the chairmanship of the Organi-
zations Division of the 1960 Al-
lied Jewish Campaign.
He has appointed Harold
Finegood, Jewish War Veterans,
Joseph Gladstone, Sinai Society,
Harry K a m i n e r, Berdichever
Find Nazi Doctor
Progressive Aid Society, David
Teitelbaum, Odessa Progressive
Living in Argentina
Aid Soicety and Meyer Schnei-
Hitler victims who were der, Workmen's Circle, Branch
inmates of the infamous Ausch- 111, to the division executive
witz concentration camp are steering committee.
responding to a plea by the
World Jewish Congress in New
York to come forward with Alert American Jews
testimony required by the West to Israel Immigration
German authorities for a trial
NEW YORK, (JTA) — Amer-
of Nazis responsible for the
murder of millions of Jews. ican Jewry was called upon by
Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman
One of the wanted - Nazis has of the Jewish Agency, to "in-
been located in Argentina. He crease its participation in- mat-
is Dr. Josef Mengele, son of a ters relating to the general up-
Guensburg factory owner.
building of Israel" in view of
Mengele, against whom an the fact that Israel must be
arrest order has been issued by prepared for a new wave of im-
the. Lower Court of Freiburg, migration from North Africa
is both a doctor of medicine and Eastern Europe.
and a doctor of philosophy.
Addressing a press confer-
From May 30, 1943, to the end ence, Dr. Goldmann attributed
of the war, he was attending the recent slowing down & im-
migration to Israel to "external
physician at Auschwitz.
The crimes of which Dr. difficulties" faced by Morocco
Mengele is accused include the and various Eastern European
selection of Jewish camp in- countries where the authorities
mates, sent to him for examina- do not permit Jewish emigra-
tion, for the gas chamber, death tion. He estimated that "hun-
by shooting, or medical experi- dreds of thousands of Jews in
ments followed by death in a those parts of the world will h to
settle in Israel."
gas chamber.




cordially invites you to attend



at Temple Israel

1740 0 Manclerson

S unday, December 131, 1959

G uest Speakers:




"Tocla y and Tomorrow"

C ocictails 6:30 p. m.

Dinner 7:30 p. m.

For reservations call



$7.50 per person

Dietary Laws

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan