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April 29, 1960 - Image 2

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-04-29

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Purely Commentary_


Israel's anniversary is always a great day. It is a day- to accept

Israel's Anniversary: Obstacles Due to Deceptions

literally the words of the Psalmist that "this is the day created
by the Lord, let us rejoice in it."
Yet it also is a day for stock-taking. Nothing could be more
detrimental to Israel than over-confidence. It would be sheer
folly to assume that all is glorious, that Israel is secure; that
the world accepts the reality of the State's re-emergence.
The fact is that there still are elements who begrudge
Israel its existence, that there are many who would gladly destroy

, the small state.
Perhaps the worst enemy facing Israel is the ignorance about
it in many ranks and the misinformation and lieS that are being
spread by her enemies.
An interview - with Nasser that was broadcast widely last
Sunday on a TV program was the best indication of the decep-
tions that are being perpetrated. Men who purportedly are
1:4 acquainted with the situation in the Middle East' permitted
themselves to ask questions that enabled the Egyptian dictator
propagate hatred of Israel unchallenged. His lies were so
a to
apparent that it was appalling to witness American correspondents
serving as tools in a scheme of hate-spreading. .
While we often are deceived into believing that all is
honey, there are poisons in many spheres. The press is misled
too frequently. Deceptions are the order of the day. Israel is
constantly compelled to be on guard. Even the amazing gestures
of sympathy to Israel by the maritime unions may peter out
into a vacuum.
= And so, as we rejoice on. Israel's 12th anniversary, we alk)
on guard, do not
are forced to admonish the celebrantS: remain
. the defense of
Isiael! The dangers have not yet passed! Be_ vigilant, lest a
great and sacred idea that emerged with Israel's independence
—the end to Jewish homelessness—should 'again be endangered.
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Dash's Satirical Israeli Cartoons -
Issued in time for the 12th. anniversary. of Israel, the book
of more than .200 cartoons by Israel's best known political
cartoonist—DOSH—under the title_ "To Israel, With . Love," is

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Cornerstone I: aid for Branch of United
Hebrew Sehoolsi to Belteady in -September


United Hebrew Schools and'
Jewish Welfare Federation lead-1
ers participated Sunday morn-
ing in a special- ceremony mark-
ing the laying of the corner-
stone for the new Al and Tom
Borman Branch of the schools,
on the southeast corner of Sev-
en Mile Road and Bentler.
Held under the chairmanship
of David Safran, chairman of
the schools' building committee,

the program included several
speeches in which community
leaders commended the Bor-
man brothers for their interest
In donating $60,000 towards the
construction of the new school
branch. The balance of the
funds for the construction of
the new school will be provid-
ed by the Federation.
Malidell Berman, president
of the schools, speaking on


N O feel Sch olars to Address Wayne


University Near East Conference

behalf of the UHS board of
directors, thanked the Bor-
mans and spoke of the plans
for the expansion of the edu-
cational facilities.
Berman announced that the
Evergreen Jewish Congregation
has entered into an agreement
with the United Hebrew Schools
to use the facilities of the Bor-
man Branch for its Sunday
Max M. Fisher, president of
the Federation, joined in com-
mending the Bormans and eX-
Pressed satisfaction over the
progress that has been made by
the Detroit Jewish community's
educational system.
Abe Kasle, former UHS pres-
ident, emphasized that the
schools' extensive activities pro-
vide' proof of the acceptance of
duties to education ' as major
community responsibilities.
Albert Elazar, superinten.
dent of the Hebrew Schools,
said he foresaw the flocking
of hundreds of children who
will use the new branch facil-
ities. Ile said that the new
branch will be- in full opera-
tion in September.
Al and Tom Borman spoke
briefly before laying the cor
nerstone. They expressed their
joy over the privilege of con-
tributing towards the advance-
ment of Detroit's Jewish edu-
cational system.
Refreshments were served aft-
er the ceremonies by the Sister-
hood of the Evergreen Jewish
Rabbi Hyman Agress. of the
Evergreen Congregation, gave
the opening prayer.


'A number of the country's igan; • Prof. Arthur D. Nock,
Harvard University; Prof. ••
most distinguished scholars will
Rudolph Anthes, University
participate in the Wayne State
of Pennsylvania, and local
University "Conference on the
Near Eastern Background of
The lectures will be held at
Western Civilization," to com-
mence on Sunday evening, the Community Arts Audito-
May 8, and to continue through rium, 450 W. Kirby, and the
luncheons at the McGregor
Tuesday evening, May 10._
Dr. Abram Spiro, chairman Memorial Conference Center,
of the university's Department Kirby and Second.
of Near East-
ern Languages
and Litera-
tures, who is
organizing the
cin ference,
together with
the heads of
this week
Dr. Hertz that Dr. Rich-
ard C. Hertz, rabbi of Temple
most appropriate.
Published by Thomas Yoseloff (11 E. 36th, N.Y. 16), this Beth El, Msgr. Carroll F.
attractive, entertaining and • satirical book—which nevertheless Deady and Dr. Marshall R.
retains elements of enlightenment for those who seek acquaint- Reed have been named honor-
a-nee with the Israeli point of View—Merited 'a foreWord by Abba ary co-chairmen of the con-
Eban. Israel's former Ambassador to the United States and now ference.
a member of the Israel Cabinet and president of the Weizmann
The chairman of the con-

ference will be Prof. Wil-
Institute of Science.
"I am not certain," Eban wrote, "that I would always agree liam F. Albright, one of the
Boris Smolar's
with the implications of Dash's portrayals. Israel is often less most distinguished Semitics
small and helpless, her foes less formidable, her friends less
scholars in the world.
obtuse and inconsiderate than he would have us believe. But
At the opening session of
exaggeration is not a serious defect in caricature; and Dosh has, the conference, Prof. John L.
conveyed the deepest sentiment of Israel's first decade—the McKenzie, of West Baden Col-
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sense of arduous struggle' against heavy odds, with persistence, lege, will speak on the subject
(Copyright, 1960,
ingenuity, and rectitude win-
"Influence of the Old Testa-
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
ment on Modern Historical
ning the final act. There are few
Thinking." Prof. James Mullen- The Anti-Semitic Front
people in any land and language
who say so much in a few swift
berg will address that session
The growth of the number of neo-Nazi youth groups in the
good-humored lines."
on the subject "Influence of
States is becoming a matter of serious concern to Jewish
the Old Testament on Ameri- organizations engaged in fighting anti-Semitism ... Some of these
To prove the point, here is
can Democracy and Its Insti- groups seem to be involved directly in the desecrations of
a cartoon that. Dosh entitled
synagogues, in -smearing swastikas and in other acts against
'How Do I Get Integrated with
There will be luncheon ses- Jews . . . Jewish communities confronted with the problem of
This Lot?" He pictures here
sions, as well as morning, after- teen-age neo-Nazi groups are seeking guidance and advice from
noon and evening discussion major Jewish organizations in New York as to how to act . .
little Israel in his usual fashion,
meetings. The registration fee The American Jewish Committee is instructing the communities
as the little boy amidst many
for the entire conference is to discourage publicity which causes undue fears and which
bullies. Under date of Novem-
$5, with the additional charge might activate anti-social teen-agers to form similar groups . .
ber 1958, the cartoonist ex-
of $2 for each luncheon.
There is a basic difference of opinion between the American
plains: "Well-integrated voices
Speakers at the May 9 and Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith
at home .and abroad repeatedly
10 sessions will include
with regard to the methods of dealing with the activities of
urge Israel's integration into &Si?
George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the so-called "American
the Middle Eastern scene." And so,
Ephraim A. Speiser, Univer- Nazi Party" . . . The Committee believes that Rockwell's anti-
"Integration into what?"
sity of 'Pennsylvania; Prof. Semitic open air "meetings" in. Washington should be ignored
The cartoons on world affairs are equally effective. The
explanatory notes accompanying the cartoons—with dates of Gustav V. Grunebaum, Uni- since they attract no crowds . . . AJC thinks that any publicity
versity of California; Prof. given to RockWell's utterances is only playing into his wish to
their appearance, thus explaining the events that inspired them,
gives them aspects of historicity. Joseph Schacht, Columbia get publicity . . . This view is shared by Jewish Community
University; Prof. George G. Council of Washington . . The Anti-Defamation League takes
Cameron, University of Mich- a different stand on Rockwell . .. In the opinion of ADL, any
anti-Semite who advocates the extermination of Jews should be
with all means possible—including publicity—as a
from the -
warning against an alliance with menace to society.

Egypt, 'a broken reed,' opt. Isa- I
iah, who describes the fallen Di lomatic Reflections
What policy should the United States follow in 1960 about
city of Tarshish as a woman who
has lost her beautiful girdle .. . the Arab-Israeli conflict? . . . Should the State Department
This is just another instance of• follaw its present "neutral" policy, or introduce certain changes?
the present-day Israel phenome- . . Should the U.S. urge a world embargo on arms shipments
non of entering upon a new to Arab states and Israel? . . . Should the U.S. press for a United
field only to discover that one Nations settlement of the Arab refugee problem? ... The Foreign
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blow Doh, the Israeli ceal000let, seat an attempt
is merely continuing a very old Policy Association is now canvassing opinions on these questions
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through an "opinion ballot" ... Those receiving this ballot are
tradition . . ."
Ledereem r.. tie
told by the FPA that most experts feel that full-scale Arab-Israeli

Then there are these two additional examples of typical
reproductions illuStrate hostilities are not likely, in the near future . This, despite the
Dosh cartOons—reproduced above—that won favor with his panying
the point, deal with foreign is- fact that none of the basic Arab-Israeli issues has yet been
rapidly-multiplying audiences.
sues as they affect Israel. They resolved . . . The prospects of solving these issues are no better
Dash's introduction• to his book -of cartoons also contains
concerned with the embat- than they have been in 12 years, FPA says . . . It stresses that
elements of unusual interest. He writes:
front and with the enemies the Palestine Arab refugees "constitute a potential threat
"I was 18 years old when the last war broke Out. _I survived
the peace" . . . Israel, the FPA emphasizesi is -willing to-accept
it—and considering that I was a Jew - in - Hungary, that war quite state. They also concern them- a portion of them, and to indemnify others, but the Arabs
an accomplishment. It did; however, - cost - me - my original plan
demand full reparations . . The Foreign Policy . Association
of becoming a nuclear physicist and a writer of, great Hungarian selvei _ with Jewish issues, with points out that the Arab League formally rejected a proposal
novels. Instead, I am now a political cartoonist in Israel, one of
by the United Nations Secretary General that abet& two billion
the first 'after 2,000 years.' And this is note just a gibe. For relationships, with Israel's in- dollars be invested to create jobi for the refugees within the
who were the forerunners of the political cartoonists if not the
It is a book of more than 200 various Arab countries ... Interesting is the fact that the
great Hebrew prophets? These holy men of God were very much.
preoccupied with politics and used to express their opinions gems—which already have de- the existence of the Arab League It goes into great lengths
lighted hundreds of thousands
in sharp, clear, biting pictures. Of course not drawn ones— of Israeli IVIaariv and Jerusalem to explain why the Arab states are now diVided as never before
drawing was not fashionable in Israel in these days—but' look
. . • It brings out the interesting fact that while the span of
at some of the wonderful images they created in words! Jeremiah, Post readers—and it gives cour- life in the Arab countries neighboring Israel is between 35
for instance, who sees the lurking menace of a Babylonian
and 40, in Israel the life span is 70.
invasion of Judea as 'a boiling cauldron, the face thereof is exposes her enemies.

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