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August 19, 1960 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-08-19

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Strictly Confidential

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about time

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(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

THE HAGUE, — More than
17,000 'Dutch citizens of all 'de-
nominations have submitted a
petition to Minister of Justice
A. C. W. Beerman, protesting
the intended release of the six
remaining German war crimin-
als from Breda prison, it was re-
ported here Tuesday.
Two of the former Nazis are
expected to be released by the
end of the year.
The four others, scheduled to

35th Year With Special Issue
ATLANTA (JTA) — The
Southern Israelite, English-
Jewish weekly, published a
special supplement to mark its
35th anniversary. The supple-
ment describes, pictorially, the
various stages in putting out an
issue of the weekly. Adolph
Rosenberg is editor and pub-
lisher of the paper.

be released at a later date, were
originally sentenced to death by
a war crimes tribunal for the
deportation and murder of some
110,000 Jews during the Nazi
occupation of the Netherlands.
Their sentences were later
commuted to life imprisonment.
They were identified as Lages,
Ausderfuenten, Fischer and
Kotalle.

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By PHINEAS J. BIRON
New Zionist "History"
would preach Bolshevism . .
The Cresset Press, a Britis h Do you think any Christian na-
publishing firm, has issued th tion would now give Christ a
"Diary of Colonel B. Meinert z- passport to travel freely in
hagen," an officer of the Britis h Europe? . . . Even He would
General staff, who served dur be refused." . . . An interesting
ing the first world war i n comment by Weizmann, an ideo-
Palestine . . . After the war h • logical opponent of Communism
was a member of the Pari s .. But Weizmann made a tre-
Peace Delegation, was Chief Po ■ mendous impression on the
litical Officer in Palestine an d iBritish Colonel who at midnight
Syria, 1919-1920, and as mili of that meeting wrote in his
tary adviser to the Middle Eas t- 1Diary: "I have altered my views
Department of the Colonial Of _ on Zionism for two reasons .. .
fice, 1921-1924 . . . He played a n In the first place I regard the
important part in the affairs position of the Jews in the
of the Middle East, and notabl world mosaic of nations as most
in Palestine, and his interest i unsatisfactory . .. That a great
"Dayenu, by Henry Leonard," and connection with this regio n people. like the Jews should not
the popular cartoon featured continued ever since ... This i ' have a home of their own is a
regularly in The Jewish News, the amazing Col. Meinertzhage – monstrous injustice . . . They
has achieved more acclaim with of whom the Zionist wort d must not only have a home but
the advent of its publication in heard very little during the it must be their own where
book form entitled, "Open Your Mandate years . . . The Diar they can exercise sovereign
rights . . . Secondly, a contented
Mouth and Say `Oy' ", published has interesting entries.
prosperous Jewish people in
by Crown. Published a few
In 1918, the Colonel met Dr • Palestine would lend great
months ago, the paperback is
Weizmann
for
the
first
time
strength to the British Empire
already going into its third
printing. It contains 60 of and wrote: "Doctor Weizmann , in the Middle East . . . The Bal-
"Dayenu"- favorites, displaying head of the Zionist Federation four Declaration, which Weiz-
the salty flavor of Jewish wit. called on me today (•t the War mann regards as a great docu-
Besides the laughs and chuckles, Office) . . . I found him a very ment„ a charter of freedom, is
the collection shows a more im- enlightened a n d interesting in fact a paradox, meaning noth-
portant underlying satire on man . . . He is an enthusias t ing at all, like so many other
Jewish life as it meets a me- about Palestine and the Zion - things emanating from A.J.B.
chanized American society. It ists, and a fanatic if such a (Arthur James Balfour)."
is a biting commentary on the clever man can be so termed - From then on the British
manners and mores of contem- .. . He is, however, an enemy Civil Service man goes all out
porary Jewish life. Besides of society and his real aims go for Zionism .. . Continuing on
being seen regularly by our further than Zionism, for they the same subject he writes: "I
own • readers, "Dayenu" now encompass the destruction of all had a long talk with Weizmann
appears in 50 publications. society which hinders revolu - today and advised him to go all
Henry Leonard, creator of this tionary ideas . . . He leaves for out for Jewish Sovereignty in
cartoon, is thepen name for Palestine in a few days and Palestine . . . He might get it
two men. Henry Rabin, director will no doubt be a thorn in the now, whereas in a year's time
of Bnai Brith Hillel Founda- side of our Civil Administra- it will be impossible ... I told
tions at Los Angeles City and tion out there . . . He is very him I would help him all I
State Colleges, conceives the naturally a violent enemy of the knew . . . I have good reason
ideas. The person who actually Arabs, and in this matter alone to believe that Lloyd George
draws them is Leonard Pritikin, will get scant sympathy from land Wilson will support him ...
an art and advertising director. our officials, though I person- i Clemenceau and the Italians
Together they are Henry Leon- ally am prepared to back Jew
would, of course, oppose it, as
ard. On the left in the photo is against Arab every time .
Rabin. Pritikin is on the right. The Jew means progress and they have schemes of their Own
perhaps the upsetting • of mod- in the Middle East . . . But
. Weizmann thinks the time in-
Court Sets Spy Hearing ern governments, the Arab is opportune and might wreck the
stagnation and stands for im-
Against Mapam Leader moral•ty, rotten government, I whole idea of Mandatory Zion-
TEL AVIV, (JTA) — The corrupt and dishonest society." ' ism . . . I am sure the Arabs
trial of Aharon Cohen, veteran . . . God preserve us from our I will accept anything from the
kibbutz member and Mapam friends . .- The Colonel was Peace Conference but would
leader, was ordered transferred pro-Jewish and yet infected by never accept a Jewish Sovereign
to the Haifa District Court for the anti-Semetic fairy tale of State imposed by Great Britain
I in, say, five years time . . .
a hearing on espionage charges. the Elders of Zion .. .
Cohen was arrested in Octo-
'There are vast anti-Semitic
A year later the British forces at work even now in
ber, 1958 on charges of main-
taining contact with an agent Colonel changed his tune some- London and elsewhere but they
of a foreign power and with what . • Meeting Weizmann at I are incoherent and powerleis to
passing to the agent secret in- the Paris Peace Conference in intervene in Paris ... . In five
_rite s: years' time they will be in a
formation. His arrest followed 1919, Meinertzhagen w
months of surveillance by Israel Weizman dined with me last position to deny to the Jews
security agents who reported night and told me what the aims their rights . . . I have con-
watching Cohen's alleged meet- of the Zionists were . . . He sulted Smuts who was a bit
ings with the agent who came wants recognition of the League doubtful at first but eventually
in a diplomatic car to Kibbutz of Nations to the historic title agreed to support me . . . Veni-
Shaar Haamakim of which of the Jewish people to Pales- zelos agrees .. . Henry Wilson
tine and the right of the Jews ( the general) is enthusiastic on
Cohen was a founder.
to reconstitute in Palestine strategic grounds . . I tried
their National Home . . . He the Japs, but they were not in-
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lays down the boundaries as terested and would only go so
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follows .. . On the north from far as to say they would sup-
Sidon to the foot hills of the port the idea if the others
Lebanon over the dividing line proposed it ... But I fear Weiz-
between the eastern and west- mann is afraid of it at present
ern slopes of Hermon and then lest it wreck the whole show
close to but west of the Hedjaz . . • He thinks that once the
Railway . . . In the East a line Jews get a foothold in Palestine
close to and west of the Hedjaz they will absorb the whole
Railway terminating at the Gulf country . . . He doesn't know
of Agaba . . . in the south a H.M.G. (His Majesty's Govern-
frontier agreed on with the ment) . . . I got Laurence to
Egyptian government and in the agree and he promised Feisal's
west the Mediterranean ... The support ... I have also advised
sovereign possession of Pales- that the Palestine boundaries
tine to be vested in the League extend east to cover the whole
of Nations and the government of Moab and south to Akaba
to be entrusted to Great Bri- . . . I should also give the Jews
tain as Mandatory Power . . . Sinai and compensate Egypt
Fullest freedom of worship for elsewhere."
all creeds, and no discrimination
Looking back, one wonders
among the inhabitants with re-
whether Meinertzhagen evalu-
gard to citizenship and civil
ated the situation correctly and
rights." . . . The Colonel wrote
whether Israel could have been
in his diary: "I agree with the
boundary claims . . . The cor- born politically in 1920 when
rect eastern boundary for Pales- the Yishuv in Palestine was
tine is the Sea of Galilee, Jor- weak and far from ready to as-
dan and the Dead Sea, as sume the responsibilities of a
sovereign state.
judged on ethical grounds."
That same day, he had a long
Twenty per cent of all
conversation with Weizmann Americans are infected with
during which he quoted Weiz- TB germs and are in danger of
ROO
mann as follows: "If Christ having active tuberculosis. Get
LINWOOD x•
were to come to Paris now, he a chest X-ray!

Dutch Citizens Outraged at Intent
to Release German War Criminals

1 3-TH E DETROIT JEWISH NEWS—Friday, August 19, 196 0

`Dayenu' Cartoon
Book Enters Its
Third Printing

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