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September 30, 1960 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-09-30

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Fri day, September 3 0, 1960 -- 32

Nasser Challenged to Talk Peace with Israel

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Eisenhower later told his associates that he had achieved an
excellent rapport with Nasser, who invited him to come to the
United Arab Republic as a guest of honor before or after Jan. 20,
when his term expires. Eisenhower expressed appreciation for the
invitation and told Nasser he regretted not having stopped in Cairo
last December during his Asian goodwill visit.
Eisenhower was described as appreciative of Nasser's attitude
toward the peacemaking efforts of United Nations Secretary General
Dag Hammarskjold, in view of the present Soviet bloc attack on the
secretary-general.

Africans' Friendships for Israel Irk Arab Leaders

. While there is no specific Jewish or Israeli issue involved in
the current session of the UN General Assembly, the presence here
of President Nasser of the United Arab Republic, and his meeting
with President Eisenhower, created an atmosphere of concern.
Feelings of apprehension, however, were greatly mitigated by
the friendly attitude of President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana toward
Israel, the prospects for cordial Israeli relations with many of the
newly emerging African states, 13 of which have been admitted to
the United Nations at this session, and the announcement that Nas-
ser's foe, King Hussein of Jordan, would definitely be among the
notables at the U.N.
Arab delegates were reported by the JTA to have complained
to the Ghanaian delegation about Dr. Nkrumah's suggestion in his .
remarks to the General Assembly that it is time for the Arab states
to recognize Israel as a political "reality." Referring to "the burning
issue of Arab-Israel relations," the Ghana leader declared: "This is
one of the thorniest problems facing this World Organization today
and, unless a permanent and realistic solution is found, the danger
of its developing into an armed conflict still remains."

Nkrumah then drove his point home with these remarks: "The
solution of the Middle East question lies in the recognition of the
political realities there. In the light of this, I submit that the United
Nations should set up a committee to study and evolve a machinery
in which it will be impossible for Israel to attack the Arab states and
for the Arab states to attack Israel, and for some sort of arrangement
to be made to keep the cold war out of the Middle East."
Recognition of the importance of African attitudes was indi-
cated by Mrs. Meir, in her remarks to the General Assembly. Mrs.
Meir, who was snubbed by Prime Minister Khrushchev of the Soviet
Union on the Assembly floor, received hearty greetings from dele-
gates of many African, Asian and European states. She declared that
Israel joined in the "joy" of the newly admitted African states and
Cyprus and pointed out that the "worst discrimination is the kind
that is based on race, color or religion."
Meanwhile, King Hussein of Jordan warned the non-Communist
nations to "beware of Nasser at the United Nations." Declaring in
a press conference in Amman, capital of Jordan, that Nasser is likely
to be no more than a supporter of Prime Minister Khrushchev's
propaganda, Hussein stated of the Egyptian leader: "He will be
representing himself only, and perhaps a few friends he has in
Cairo and Damascus. He will try to regain some of the prestige he
has lost in the Middle East."
In London, en route to New York, King Hussein said that his
interest in the United Nations was in its dealing with the problems
of small nations, Jordan-United Arab Republic relations and UN
aid to Jordan. He said he had no personal desire to meet Nasser.
During the debate last week, Michael S. Comay, chairman of
the Israeli UN delegation, strongly endorsed the actions of Secretary
General Hammarskjold and his aides in the Congo, praising him for
"integrity" and "vigor", dedication and honesty of purpose.

Israel Philharmonic to Embark on Its
American Tour with Concert for UN on
Oct. I6; Detroit Appearance to Be on Nov. 1

The I s r a el Philharmonic
Orchestra will make its second
American tour, under the aus-
pices of the America - Israel
Cultural Foundation. and will
play 30 concerts in a seven
week tour that will be launched
with a gala opening dedicated
to the United Nations at the
Metropolitan Opera House on
Sunday evening, Oct. 16.
The opening performance in
New York will be under the
patronage of Mrs. Golda Meir,
Foreign Minister of Israel, who
will be in New York for the
opening. It will be followed by
a reception and supper ball at
the Hotel Astor at which lead-

Zionist House Open
Sundays, Evenings
for Sale of Tickets

To accommodate those desir-
ing to select their seats for the
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
concert here on Nov. 1, the
Zionist House, at 10424 W.
McNichols, will be open 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day, 7 to 9 p.m. weekday eve-
nings and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sundays.

ing American. United Nations
and Israeli officials will attend.
The premiere will be a benefit
for the America-Israel Cultural
Foundation.
Additional New York per-
formances will be given at
Carnegie Hall on Monday, Oct.
1'7, with Josef Krips as guest
conductor, and on Tuesday,
Oct. 18. with Carlo Mario
Giulini conducting.
The orchestra will come to
this country following two per-
formances in France at the
Palais de Chaillot on Oct. 10
and 11. The American tour will
launch the 1960-61 season of
the Israel Philharmonic which
will celebrate the beginning of
the 25th anniversary year of
the organization, founded in
1936 by Bronislaw Huberman.
The orchestra's American
tour will include the annual
Balfour Concert of the Zion.
1st Organization of Detroit, at
the Masonic Auditorium,
Nov. 1, Kr i p s conducting,
Reservations far the concert
now are being taken at the
Zionist Organization office on
W. McNichols.
Sherman Shapiro, chairman

of the local committee on
arrangements, states that a
number of social events are
planned prior to the arrival of
the orchestra for patrons and
during the orchestra's visit
here.
Al Borman and Abe Kasle
are co-chairmen of the com-
mittee that is enrolling the
patrons.
The Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra gave its first per-
formance on Dec. 26, 1936, in a
converted exhibition hall
adjacent to the Tel Aviv port,
with the late Arturo Toscanini
conducting. A music-mad audi-
ence in pioneer Palestine gave
an enthusiastic reception to the
refugee musicians gathered by
Huberman from Nazi devastated
Europe as the great Italian
raised his magic baton.
Dr. Krips, who will conduct
the orchestra in D e t r o i t, is
famous for his Beethoven
cycles, which he has conducted
in such cities as London and
Vienna annually since 1950.
Krips is regarded as responsible
for rebuilding the musical
glories of the Vienna Staat-
soper, the Vienna Philharmonic,
and the Hofmusikkappelle after
the devastation caused by
World War II. For eight years
prior to the war's end, Krips
had been forbidden to take part
in the musical activities of his
native city.
In a message to the orchestra
as the musicians were preparing

to leave Israel on the tour, For-
eign Minister Golda Meir said:
"My greetings to you on your
departure for your concert tour
through three continents.
"The name of the •Israel Phil-
harmonic Orchestra is famous all
over the world. Wherever the
orchestra has played, it has dem-
onstrated the high standard of
music-making in Israel, which is
one of the most valued manifes-
tations of the independent State
of Israel in the fields of art and
culture. The orchestra has
aroused respect and admiration
and has helped to strengthen the
link between the peoples of other
nations and the people of Israel
and between us and Jewry in
the various countries.
"Once more the orchestra is
going on a great mission with the
aim of strengthening cultural re-
lations and of conveying feelings
of friendship and brotherhood to
peoples in foreign lands far and
near. I feel certain that also on
this tour the power and capaci-
ties of our orchestra will not
fail and that they will add
honor to the State of Israel and
to its culture.
"Through you, I extend greet-
ings to all the peoples of the
countries you will be visiting—
`Shalom' (Peace)! May peace
reign among the nations of the
world, to enable them to de-
velop and to expand their spiri-
tual wealth and culture, undis-
turbed in peace and freedom."

Israel Stepping Up Assistance
to Jewish Agency Around World

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — The Israel
Foreign Ministry circularized Is-
raeli envoys abroad Tuesday to
provide full assistance to Zionist
federations and representatives of
the Jewish Agency in countries
where the envoys are stationed.
The action followed the deci-
sion of the Israel Cabinet Mon-
day to implement provisions of
the 1954 charter of cooperation
between the Israel government
and the Jewish Agency and the
declarations made after the joint
Government-Jewish Agency meet-
ing in Tel Aviv last May, pledg-
ing the Israel government's sup-
port to efforts of the Zionist
movement to unite the Jewish
people behind the Jewish state;

to expand Hebrew and Jewish
studies among Jewish youths; to
strengthen personal ties with Is-
rael and to foster settlement in
Israel.
Another provision called for
inclusion of a Jewish Agency
observer in the Israeli delegation
to the United Nations.
The Cabinet reaffirmed the
new policy of the World Zionist
Executive to invite non-Zionist
Jewish bodies to join the Zionist
movement or to cooperate with
it.
Prime Minister David Ben-
Gurion maintains certain reserva-
tions regarding the form that
the Zionist Organization should
assume following the establish-
ment of the state.

Between You and Me

By BORIS SMOLAR

- (Copyright, 1960, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)

UJA Plans

An impressive program for the United Jewish Appeal cam-
paign during the new year has been mapped upon the return
from 'Israel of Herbert A. Friedman, UJA executive vice-chair-
man . . The UJA drive this year will be based on helping
the consolidation of 475 settlements in Israel which absorbed
150,000 new immigrants . . . Emphasis will be laid on the need
of industrializing these settlements by developing their indus-
trial crops, in addition to consumers' crops . . . Industrial crops,
such as peanuts, sugar beets, cotton and oranges have provided
$50,000,000 for Israel in 1960 .. . Intensified development of
such crops can bring $100,000,000 a year to Israel . . . The UJA
intends to go all out in 1961 to help settlements absorbing new
immigrants to develop more and more industrial crops . . . Immi-
gration to Israel is still continuing on a substantial scale . —
Another innovation this year by the UJA will be the work of
attracting young leadership ... In line with this program, the
UJA will hold a three-day National. Young Leadership Confer-
ence in New York in November . . . More than 200 young men
from all over the country will attend this conference . . In
addtion, UJA leadership has mapped two other national con-
ferences, five regional conferences, and 12 area rallies to assist
the communities in their fund-raising . . . The "star" speakers
of the UJA this year will include General Moshe Dayan, Moshe
Sharett and Abba Eban, all of whom will come from Israel to
address UJA gatherings.

Communal Currents

More than one-half of all residents of Jewish homes for the
aged are beneficiaries of public assistance, a survey of . the
Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds established
. . . The survey covers 58 homes located in Jewish communi-
ties of all sizes—from under 5,000 estimated Jewish popula-
tion, up to New York City with its over 2,000,000 Jewish
population ... They are situated in 24 states ... Public assistance
payments constitute a major source of the operating income of
Jewish homes for the aged . . . Two large New York homes each
reported an income from this source of over a million dollars
... Several small institutions, each with a-few residents on public
assistance, received less than $10,000 from this source during the
year . . . Several homes in New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit,
Milwaukee, New Haven and other cities reported 40 percent or
more of their total incomes as coming from public assistance
. . . Rates of public assistance payments reported by the Jewish
homes for the care of needy older persons varied tremendously
—from $270 a month reported by several homes in New York
City, to $55 a month in Memphis.

United Nations Echoes

Jews in this country can now hear the voices at the United
Nations of such Israeli statesmen as Premier David Ben-Gurion,
former Premier Moshe Sharett, Foreign Minister Golda Meir,
and former head of the Israel delegation, Abba Eban . . . These
voices have been immortalized in a record album comprising
highlights of United Nations history from the establishment
of the international body in 1945 to the present crisis in the
Congo , . The highlights include pertinent points concerning
developmets in the UN affecting Israel from the days of the
Palestine .Partition discussions, through the crisis over the
Sinai campaign, until the latest expression by Israel of readiness
to talk peace with the Arabs . . . All this, conveyed in the
original voices of the Israeli statesmen during their appearances
before the United • Nations, makes living history for anyone
interested in Israel as well as lasting mementoes for American
collectors of original voices of great personalities . . . The
phonograph-record album, entitled "Voices Toward Peace," has
been written and produced by Saul Carson, UN correspondent
of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, from the official audio
archives of the United Nations . . . It is narrated by Ralph
Bellamy, star of stage and screen, and dedicated to UN Secretary
General Dag Hammarskjold, whose voice is included in the re-
cording .. . Distributors are Decca Records,. Inc.

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