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Hadassah Helps Meet Urgent Need
of Saving Lives in African. Lands
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World Disarmement 'Under
Foolproof Controls . to Be
Israel's Position at UN
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM. — Israeli speakers at the United Nations
General Assembly will reiterate Israel's suggestion that the
first stage of world disarmament—under foolproof controls—
should be implemented in Israel and the neighboring countries,
informed sources disclosed here Tuesday.
Israel, however, • will not submit a special clause for the
Assembly agenda for this idea, but will rather include the
proposal in the general debate and in the debate on disarma
ment. Israeli speakers also will reiterate Israel's willingness
to negotiate with the Arabs, but it was believed unlikely that
Israel would renew its proposal to negotiate on specific prob-
lems in Israel-Arab relations, such as the Arab refugee ques-
tion, separately, before general Israel-Arab peace talks. The
present Israel position was reported to be that, if the Arabs
are ready to sit down to a peace parley. Israel is willing to
negotiate all outstanding problems. The Israel deleiation, led
by Foreign Minister Golda Meir, will leave for New York
on Sept. 19.
President Nasser of the United Arab Republic will attend
the UN Assembly as the head of the UAR delegation. The
possibility of Premier David Een-Gurion's participation in the
Assembly was not discussed, nor was the Premier authorized
to decide himself on this question, a government spokesman
stated. Official circles reeateily dismissed the idea of the
Premier's going to the UN Assembly before it became known
that Nasser will head his delegation at the Assembly.
The Israeli delegation to the Assembly will include Arieh
Levavi, assistant director-general of the Foreign Ministry;
Simcha Pratt, director of the Foreign Ministry's International
Organization Division; Shabtai Rosenne, the Foreign Ministry's
legal adviser; Ambassador Eliahu Sasson, envoy to Italy;
Michael S. Comay, permanent representative at the United
Nations; Ambassador Arieh Eshel, deputy permanent repre-
sentative; Binyamin Eliav, Minister Plenipotentiary and Consul
General in New York; Arieh• Eilan and Miss Hava
members of the permanent mission to the UN, and Nathan
Yaacov, labor attache at the Washington Embassy.
Israel's general policy at the Assembly will be to adopt
an attitude close to that of the delegations from African coun-
tries. On the Algerian question, Israel is expected to avoid
participation in the debate at the Assembly, but to vote on
the side of France. • On other "colonial" issues, Israel would
take a more pro-African stand than in the last Assembly.
NEW YORK.—The Hadassah Medical Organization is helping African nations
meet their pressing medical and health needs "in a strenuous effort to save human
life which is being wasted needlessly for want of trained medical personnel and
adequate health facilities", Dr. Kalman J. Mann, director general of HMO, Tues-
day told the 46th national convention of Hadassah.
He said that Africa needs at least 60,000 physicians "immediately" to meet
the "urgent" health problems confronting the continent's population estimated at
from 200.000,000 to -250,000,000 persons. •
Dr. Mann said that the number of native-born African doctors ranges from
"none in the Congo, which has a population of 15,000,000 to 314 in Ghana—the
most medically advanced country—which has a population of 6,500,000."
Dr. Mann, who came to the United States especially to report on Hadassah's
medical work to the convention, addressed more than 2,500 delegates and guests
representing Hadassah's more than 318,000 members.
He said that Hadassah is now seeking "international funds" for a stepped-up
Program and to educate Africans as physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Dr. Z.
Ginvlis, also a member of the committee of specialists of the World Health Or-
"A comprehensive program of under-graduate and of post-graduate training
for medical students and physicians, nurses, dentists and pharmacists, should be
launched immediately ,under the auspices of the World Health Organization with
the cooperation of international funds and the world's leading medical institutions.
"Within this scheme, the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School would
be ready to do its utmost. The medical school has already begun the nucleus of
training undergraduate African students in medicine and nursing."
He said that, at the requests of the governments of Ethiopia and Liberia",
Hadassah has already surveyed the medical and health needs of these countries.
As a result, he added:
1. A limited number of Ethiopian medical students are now being trained
at the Hebrew University - Hadassah Me dical School in Jerusalem.
2. Liberian nursing students are now being trained at Hadassah's Henrietta
Szold School of Nursing in Jerusalem.
3. A special hospital has been set un in Liberia to combat eye diseases. A
Hadassah opthalmologist is now in Liberia to supervise the work of this hospital.
Dr. Mann said that the Hadassah M edical Organization is also cooperating
with the Israel medical mission in the Congo.
Earlier, in behalf of Hadassah, Mrs. Nathan. D. Perlman, national chairman
of the Hadassah Medical Organization in the United States, presented Dr. Mann
with a "surgical stapler" developed in the Soviet Union.
The mechanical instrument designed for joining the ends of blood vessels
and nerves will be taken to Israel by Dr. Mann for use by surgeons of the Ha-
dassah Medical Organization.
At the session devoted to a review of Hadassah's medical work in Israel,
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Zuckerman Named Chairman
of '61 Allied Jewish Campaign
Rabbi Levy Reports All Jews of Congo
Safe and 'Resuming Business Activities
JOHANNESBURG, (JTA) — Forty Jewish men are now in Leopoldville, capital of the
strife-wracked Republic of the Congo, having reopened their businesses there, Rabbi Moshe
Levy, of the Congo, reported here on a stopover during his return to Elizabethville, in
Katanga. Rabbi Levy said there were no Jewish women or children in Leopoldville. He
emphasized that all Congo Jews have been traced, and none is missing.
He reaffirmed statements made in an interview in Brussels to the effect that many
refugees had returned to Elizabethville and that local authorities and the population of the
secessionist province of Katanga were treating Jews there well.
The rabbi sought to correct here what he termed inaccurate press reports of his state-
ments in Brussels. He said that the statement that he took his children to Israel and was
sending them to school in Brussels was incorrect, adding that his family had been in Salis-
bury since the native rebellion against European whites first broke out in the Congo.
• • "I went alone to Israel, together with a group of Congo refugees, to explore the .pos-
sibilities for settlement in Israel of Congo Jewish - refugees," the Congo rabbi said. "I had
discussed various plans with Israel officials and with ,the Jewish Agency, and then went to
Brussels to contact Congolese refugees there and 0*c-quaint them with Israel possibilities."
He reported that several of the refugees decided -*kik° to Israel.
"I was also wrongly reported as saying that I
Jewish. refixgees -irom-Katanga to
use the facilities for resettlement offered by South Africa," Rabbi 'Le"i'y tti1'iSelf1074Mil,AVArtg47 L
have been exclusively directed toward resettlement of refugdes in Israel. I appreciate ttbe
South African government's offer of help to all refugees from the Congo without discrimi-
nation of race or creed, but I personally have not been in touch with South African authori-
ties; and the statement about this attributed to me in the Brussels report was not made by me."
(From Bulawayo, _Rhodesia, it was reported that another group of Jewish refugees
from the Congo left for Israel. This is the third group of refugees that proceeded from
Rhodesia to Israel for permanent settlement there. Altogether, about 60 Congo Jews emi-
grated to Israel from Rhodesia since the turbulent develoinnents started in the Congo.)
Israel Won't Recognize Independent Katanga
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Israel will not recognize an independent Katanga, the Congo-
lese province which opposes Premier Patrice Lumumba, Ehud Avriel, Israel Ambassador to
the strife-wracked Congo, said in a public address here. He said Israel would recognize only
the legal government of: the entire Congo Republic whoever its head turns out to be.
More than 300 Allied Jewish Campaign workers,
who attended the annual stag day Wednesday, at Frank-
lin Hills Country Club, heard Paul Zuckerman named
1961 Allied Jewish Campaign chairman.
Zuckerman was co-chairman of the 1960 Allied
Jewish Campaign with Irwin I. Cohn.
Cohn described his co-
chairman as having "giv-
en equally liberally of his
time and money in the
Zuckerman began as a
worker in the campaign's
food division and was
made a section chairman
and then division chair-
man. He has been asso-
ciate chairman of pre-
campaign a n d pre-cam-
paign chairman. He is a
member of the board of
governors of the Jewish
United. Jewish Charities
and Detroit Service Group. He is a member of the
United Foundation advisory board, a Port Authority De-
fense commissioner and a member of the Hundred Club.
The 1961 Allied Jewish Campaign will open
early. in March.