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July 01, 1960 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-07-01

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NCRAC Urges U.S. to End Lax Position
on Arab States' Discrimination Practices

PHILADELPHIA, (JTA) — their return," he declared. "We American Jewish Congress,
The National Community Rela- must now intensify and redou- recommended additional legal
weapons to combat what he de-
tions Advisory Council, repre- ble our efforts to this end."
The new president told the scribed as a rise in anti-Semi-
senting six national and 51. local
community relations agencies, session that "the over-riding tism.
He proposed increased pen-
called upon both political par- interests of the whole Jewish
ties and their presidential candi- community demand that all alties for anti-Seinitic violence,
enactment of a federal group
dates to pledge "effective who - share in the responsibil- libel
law, empowering the pOst-
action" to end the American
master general to exclude anti-
Government's acquiescence in lations should be represented Semitic material from the mails,
Arab discrimination against at the common table, at which investigation by the U.S. Con-
American citizens because of policies are formulated and gress of anti-Semitic groups,
programs planned."
their religion.
placement of anti-Semitic
Louis Feinmark of New Hav-
The organization, recently en, Julian Freeman of Indian- groups on the Attorney Gen-
concluding its annual plenary apolis, Marcus Ginsburg of Ft. eral's list of subversive organ-
session, protested government Worth, Aaron Goldman of Wash- izations, banning public meet-
policy of screening American ington and Judge Isaac Pacht ings by anti-Semitic groups and
military and diplomatic person- of Los Angeles were elected enactment of federal and state
laws to make advocacy of anti-
nel according to religion before vice-chairmen. Echel T. Fein- Semitic activities a criminal
assignment to Arab states, of stein of St. Louis was chosen offense.
acquiescing in Arab refusal to secretary, and Joseph Yaffe of
In another resolution, the
honor American passports car- Philadelphia, treasurer.
NCRAC stressed that there
ried by Jews, and in sanctioning
Detroiter Louis Rosenzweig must be no religious test of
expulsion of Jews from employ- was named to the Executive public office. The organiza-
ment by American firms in the Committee. He is a member of tion pledged itself to work
Middle East.
the Fair Employment Practices for the creation of fair elec-
In an adopted resolution, the Commission and the Jewish tion practices groups through-
NCRAC condemned these prac- Community Council.
out the nation. It reaffirmed
tices and called on all agencies
Dealing with anti - Semitic the principles of separation
of government "to refuse to manifestations in the United of Church and State, with
yield to the religious or racial States was Dr. Robert Maclver, special reference to religious
prejudice of foreign countries f o r m e r Columbia University practices and observances in
in the hiring or placement of sociologist. He noted that the public schools.
the recent swastika plague was
The conference hit the failure
American personnel."
In another resolution, the the "result of a wave of con- of both parties to carry out
tagious imitation by youths, pledges made over the past
session noted "with shame many
in their early teens, seek- eight years for substantial revi-
and dismay that the United ing outlets
for their generalized
States Government has sub- aggressive attitudes toward so- sion of immigration laws. It
noted that, while President Eis-
mitted to the Arab boycott ciety."
enhower has proposed revisions,
of ships touching at Israel
It was warned, however, that he submitted them too late and
ports." It urged President
Eisenhower to act under the it would be "unwise to look failed to exert executive lead-
recent Congressional amend- upon these incidents as merely ership that might have brought
ment to the Mutual Security isolated expressions of unim- about their enactment.
This resolution called on both
Act, authorizing him to deny portant significance."
Another resolution called on parties to renew and fulfill their
economic aid to states practic-
ing economic warfare against schools and textbooks publish- pledges by enactment in the
ers to make youth aware of Nazi 87th Congress of legislation to
The resolution called on both crimes and '.he dangers of prej- replace the discriminatory na-
political parties and their can- udice. It urged immediate ac- tional origins quota system with
a permanent an equitable, non-discriminatory
didates to commit themselves to tion to establish
commission to gather formula; eliminate the deporta-
seek an end to the Arab boy- Federal
on anti-Semitism tion provision of the law, ex-
cott and urged American firms information
cept for fraudulent entry; cor-
and other hate activities.
to resist it by every legal means.
Paul Annes, co chairman of rect distinctions favoring
The session took cognizance
of activities by Arab consular the Governing Council of the and establish fair-appeals pro-
and diplomatic offiCials 'in
cedures in immigration and na-
open abuse of their diplomatic Moslem Koran Will Be tionality questions.
status in spreading anti-Jewish
canards and distortions." It said Published in Israel
this material was reflected by
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News
private organizations such as the
American Friends of the Middle
JERUSALEM—Plans for pub-
lication of an edition of The
A strong bid to the American Koran, the sacred book of Islam,
Jewish Committee and the Bnai have been completed by the Is-
Frith to return to membership rael Ministry for Religious Af-
in the NCRAC was voiced at fairs.
,the concluding session of the
Efforts for the first publica-
conference by Lewis H. Wein- tion of The Koran in Israel
stein, Boston attorney, who was were initiated after officials of
elected chairman, succeeding Israel's Moslem community of
Judge David I. Ullman, of Phil- 175,000 complained about the
quality of the Korans imported
Weinstein said the absence of from Turkey. The critics con-
these two organizations has been tended that the Turkish Korans
deplored for years. "We con- were poorly printed and had
stantly kept the door open for many errors.
Plans call for publication of
The Koran by the Supreme
Moslem Committee of Israel
with the assistance of Moslem
religious courts.


Detroiters at ILIA Conference

Abe Kasle, cabinet member, and Joseph Holtzman, hon-
orary national chairman, are shown at the recent United Jewish
Appeal Leadership Conference in Washington, D. C. The UJA
is the biggest beneficiary of Detroit's Allied Jewish Campaign,
now conducting an intensive drive to make money available for
UJA's program of rescue and rehabilitation overseas and in

Israeli Institute Marks 1st Graduation Service

TEL AVIV—More than 1,000
Israeli and American govern-
ment officials and tourists are
expected to observe the July 17
graduation ceremony of 18 stu-
dents from Kfar Silver Agricul-
tural Training Institute.
It will be the Institute's first
commencement exercises.
Financed by the American
Zionist Fund of the Zionist Or-
ganization of America, the In-
stitute combines academic and
agricultural studies.
Some 170 young Israelis from



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various countries have studied
at Kfar Silver this year. They
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Israeli Taxes on Lark
Price Car at $6,000

Li. 8-8300

Studebaker custom Lark model,
being assembled at the Kaiser-
F r a z e r automobile assembly
plant at Haifa, will cost an
Israeli purchaser 10,900 pounds
($6,104), according to a govern-
ment ruling.
The Lark is now being as-
sembled by the Kaiser-Frazer
plant at Haifa in place of the
French Renault Dauphine, since
the French firm withdrew its
Israeli franchise in deference
to the Arab League's anti-
Israel economic boycott.
Of the total price for the
Lark to purchasers in this coun-
try, the seller will receive only
6,000 pounds ($3,360), the re-
mainder of $2,744 going to the
government in the form of ex-
cise taxes.



Saturday, July 2—a gigantic aerial
display, cascading 1000 feet or more
out of the night skies over Detroit and
Windsor. The entire 2 1/2 tons will rocket

Monday morning, July 4—see Old
Glory in all its New Glory. Hudson's
will unfurl the World's Largest Flag
celebrating our Nation's birthday and

from the downtown riverfront to create
unusual and colorful night-sky effects—
many never before seen on this
continent. The show all starts at 9:15 p.m.

the 2nd International Freedom Festival.
See this historic FIRST ... the first offi-
cial unfurling of the World's Largest
Flag as a glorious, big, new 50-star Flag.



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