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September 16, 1960 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-09-16

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Russian Anti-Semitism Exposed at H

• Continued from Page 1 • Mission in Israel. In a special
Prof. Bernhard Zondek, head of message to the convention, Pres-
Hadassah's department of ob ident Eisenhower characterized
stetrics and gynecology, and Hadassah as an organization
pr of e's s o r of obstetrics and whose health and social welfare
programs have brought strength
gynecology at the Hebre
University - Hadassah Medical and hope to many abroad. "At
School reported on the results the same time," said the Presi-
of five years of experimenta dent, "the efforts of this organi-
tion which led to the discovery zation to promote greater under-
of a method of determining standing of the major issues
whether a fetus is in danger the confronting our country have
last four months of pregnancy. done much to advance respons-
Dr. Zonde k, internationally ible citizenship at hoine."
known as the co-discoverer of
Mrs. Benjamin Gottesman, na-
the Asheim-Zondek test for tional treasurer, reported that
pregnancy and for his work on Hadassah has raised $10,900,000
f em ale endoctrinology, has during the last 12 months. This
spent more than 30 years in his figure, she said, represents an
search for such a method.
increase of almost $500,000 over
The "ever-mounting campaign the monies raised during H
against Judaism and individual sah's 1958-59 fiscal
Jews" which is now being con- Hadassah goal fo
e
cal
ducted by newspapers in the year 1959-60 w
,33 , 00.
Soviet Union was deplored at
7-POINT
OLUTION
the opening session by Dr.
A seven-
t resolution call-
Miriam K.: Freund, president ing upon
next Adminis
of the organization.
tion in
shington to "
Dr. Freund, who just return- ously
sue" a progra
ed from the Soviet Union, econoi
progress, po
al
where she participated in the stabil
and peace in
25th International Congress of midd
East as "necessa
Orientalists in Moscow, said that Ame a's security and
"during the last year alone, the defe
of freedom" was a opt-
major newspapers in different ed
the convention of Ha-
Soviet republics have carried dass
The resolution urge
about 100 articles that were the
inistration to:
clearly anti-Jewish in content
1.
Middle
and intent."
2.'Tak
s to insure
"I am referring to articles that an a
shall not result
where no doubt was left as to in the Middle ast.
3. Continue economic assistance to
the Jewishness of the person Israel
and the Arab people under the
pilloried by stress upon all Jew- conditions set forth in the Douglas-
Keating amendment to the Mutual
ish aspects of his given name Security Act, authorizing the Ad-
and surname; upon his Jewish ministration to withhold American
from countries which wage
friends and relatives, upon his assistance
economic warfare against other na-
contact with the synagogue," tions also receiving assistance from
States.
she said. "No one knows how the 4. United
Intensify United States efforts to
insure
that
the Suez Canal is opened
many more such articles have
the shipping of all nations without
appeared in the more obscure to
discrimination.
5. Emphasize to the Arab nations
newspapers of the Soviet Union.
that the United States will not toler-
They all have this in common: ate discrimination against American
They emphasize that the Jewish firms which do business with Israel.
6. Promote efforts for- the satisfac-
religion is subservient to a for- tory
resettlement of Arab refugees in
Arab
countries.
eign state and therefore is
7. Take the initiative in promoting
treasonous; that pious Jews as e direct negotiations between Israel and
drunkards, hooligans and embez- the U.A.R.
Mrs. Samuel W. Halprin,
zlers; that Jews are anti-social
mercenary characters who do former national president of
wrong to innocent Russians and Hadassah and acting chairman
of the Jewish Agency, took is-
Ukrainians.
sue with Ben-Gurion's assertion
POTENTIAL DISASTER
. "I must stress with all the that the Zionist movement was
gravity I can muster that these the "scaffolding of a building,"
articles in the Russian, Ukrain- and must come down, now that
ian, Lithuanian and Moldavian the State of Israel has been
languages, are fraught with po- established. Mrs. Halprin
tential disaster and cannot but stated:
"Mr. Ben-Gurion—aware of the af-
destroy any possibility of achiev- fection, the good will, the admiration
that
most Jews have for the State
ing amity between Jews and
of Israel—believes that the need for a
non-Jews in the Soviet Union," Zionist movement may have passed.
In this view, he has neither the sup-
Dr. Freund warned.
port of his Government nor of his
"The Jews of the Soviet party. But we, Hadassah, who are a
major
part of the Zionist movement,
Union should have restored to
give answer of our own.
them not only full equality of
"He compares the movement to the
'scaffolding of a building' and sug-
treatment, both as individuals gests
that. now that the building is
and as an ethnic and religious complete the scaffolding must come
down. He is in error in the analogy
group, but they should be per- he
draws. The Zionist movement was
mitted to have contacts with never the 'scaffolding.' Rather. it was
an
integral part of the building
their fellow Jews abroad as well itself.
We helped Iay the foundation
as reunion with the remnants stone. We are a retaining wall. A
who breaks such a wall, does
of their families elsewhere," builder
so at peril to the safety of the build-
the Hadassah president con- ing itself. And so we answer the
`no' to Mr. Ben-Gurion, not be-
tinued. "The Soviet Union can word
cause we have vested interests, but
earn nothing but good will because we—as he—are custodians of
Jewish history and responsible for
everywhere by a change of Jewish
survival.
`line' in this respect."
As custodians we know that the
task is far from accomplished. In
The o • • ng session was also facing
the next decade and the re-
addre d by arman, sponsibilities which are already fore-
seeable,
it is our fervent belief that
the only a movement
bassador
I s r el's
dedicated to the
es, and Bru Mc- totality of Jewish life firmly com-
ed
to the belief in the unity of
of mitted
D iel • rmer administra
the Jewish people, recognizing in Is-
ited States Opera ns rael the centrality of Jewish life in
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"the Middle East
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