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October 07, 1960 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-10-07

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By MILTON FRIEDMAN
munity on Arab-held terri-
(Copyright, 1960, JTA, Inc:)
tory.
A member of the House
WASHINGTON — Rep. Sey-
mour Halpern of New York Committee. on Banking and
holds the 1958-60 House Record Currency, Rep. Halpern fought
for instances of activity on American approval of a $56,-
Jewish issues, according to an 000,000 World Bank loan to
Nasser. He organized a protest
analysis of the 86th Congress.
The sole House member of by many members of his bank-
Jewish faith who is a Republi- ing committee. This caused
can, Rep. Halpern, a liberal, President Black of the World
votes according to his inde- Bank to invite Rep. Halpern
pendent conscience rather than for a two-hour discussion.
The loan was finally granted.
along party lines. He is found
with the liberals of both par- However, the Halpern battle
ties, aligned against both the shook high places to the extent
Democratic and Republican old that American support shortly
emerged for a considerable
guard.
World Bank loan to Israel to
Rep. Halpern is portrayed by build a new seaport at Ashdod.
his supporters as a younger edi- Also, the U.S. Export-Import
tion of Republican Senator Ja- Bank agreed to finance the
cob K. Javits, who generally purchase of new Boeing 707
stands with liberals regardless commercial jet airliners by El
of party.
Al Israel Airlines. Such facili-
Elected to Congress in 1958, ties were envisaged as mov
Rep. Halpern represents the tot offset the Arab air
Queens area. In his first term blockade of Israel'
erce.
he initiateed more than 100 in-
The Arab pro
• a appara-
stances of activity on Jewish tus has att
• Rep. Halpern
issues in addition to a better a numbe
times. Rep. Hal-
than average score on general pern
used by such iti-
legislation.
cis
s philosophy is
He recently asked Secre-
can Congressman egard-
tary of State Herter to investi-
of his own r gion, is
gate the speech delivered
y-bound to upho the con-
stent dignity of t
here Aug. 29 by Ambassador
• ed
tates and its citize
Mostafa Kamel of the United
o e sh
Arab Republic, who attacked
nd other faiths ali
the American "Jewish minor-
ity" in language reminiscent
rael Court Upholds
of Hitler and Goebbels. The
Ambassador also told Arab
inations Body for
exchange students it was their
Ra
te
"duty" to inject anti-Jewish
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The
and anti-Israel propaganda
Supreme Court upheld the valid-
into the election.
Rep. Halpern made known to ity of the composition of the
Secretary Herter that "there nominations board for the elec-
has been enough difficulty with tions to the Chief Rabbinate.
The court held that five mem-
native bigots injecting religious
issues into the current election bers of the eight-man board con-
without the Ambassador of the stituted a quorum and thit there
United Arab Republic entering was no need to replace the-three
members who resigned at ..the
the fray."
request of the Supreme Rab-
The State Department stud- binical Council.
ied Rep. Halpern's inquiry.
Five Supreme Court justices,
The text of the Arab speech headed by Chief Justice Yitzhak
was carefully examined. As a Olshan', had reviewed a decision
result, the State Department of a three-justice panel which
revealed that "certain aspects upheld the validity of the board
.. . gave the Department con- by a majority vote but agreed
cern, and were brought to the to refer the case to the five-man
Ambassador's attention."
court.
In a rare crackdown on
The validity of the nominations
Arab anti-Semitism, Ambassa- board was challenged on the
dor Kamel was called to ac- grounds that three of the mem-
count and given a stern warn- bers appointed by the Supreme
ing coincidental with arrival Rabbinical Council had resigned
at the United Nations of his and the fourth—Rabbi Amram
leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser. Aburavia, whose appointment was
Another aspect raised* by revoked by the Council —had
Rep. Halpern concerned the been replaced. The other four
Department. It pertained to members of the board were ap-
by the Ministry for Re-
the propriety of the estimated pointed
.
fairs.
4,000 Arab st •
that the Rab-
ticipati
- ewish agita-
tt .
American politics. binical
dismiss Ra
s matter was referred to the powered-
epartment of Justice for in- ravia and that the resigna
of three
the members had n
vestigating.
e, t s en bling the existing
Rep. Halpern ast e
ade
r.
and
ed with prepara-
news when he v . ted Israel. ion
9
elections
due to be
He saw no reason y an er-
c t 2.
ican Congressman could • also
r
visit the Arab-h d ity of
.

ct,
Will Be
Jerusalem.
At first denied entry, Rep. Hot,' Sen. Sparkma
alpern insisted that the U.S. Tells Israel Au •
ssy in Tel Aviv arrange
The U.S.
e ection
his u h the Mandel-
er way will
baum gate
and hard fought one,"
the Jordanian ban on all Jews a former vice presidential can-
of any nationality. He told the didate, Sen. John J. Sparkman
U.S. diplomats that if Congress (Dem.-Ala.) said in Tel Aviv
votes huge sums to the Jor- at a pre-election briefing which
danian Arabs, an American opened a two-month educational
Congressman should be free to program on the American elec-
travel in that country.
tions presented in Israel by
The State Department's po- the Z.O.A. House in Tel Aviv.
sition was obviously impos-
Sparkman said that no matter
sible. It could not justfy ex- who won, American major for-
clusion of an American Con- eign policy would be unaffected.
gressman by the Arab "Nu- He said: "Both Kennedy and
remberg law." The United Nixon are agreed, as are both
States Ambassador in Amman, parties, on matters affecting
Jordan, was forced to de- our major policy. The differ-
mand that Jordan permit the ence rests in the implementa-
precedent-making visit. Cairo tion of that policy and that is
and Baghdad screamed in where the change will be felt
outraged horror as a New depending upon which candi-
York Jew walked with im- date wins the election."

morning addressed a meeting of
100 prominent men in the De-
troit Jewish community, who

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anor to
organize a Detroit br
•f a
nationally - planned Frien• s
Nixon and Lodge movement.
Playing a leading role in the
formation of the Detroit group
and in sponsoring Sunday's
bre
t meeting were: Max M.
er
Sto
• , Jason
Honi
eonard
N.
oltzma
Be mt
urdic and P ••
La wald
In his address
group,
Rabb said he
ppy to note
that "th
esperate efforts
0 •
ed people" to inject
question of religion into the
current political campaign "is
being properly and wholeheart-
edly rejected by the mass of the
Jewish people."
Speaking 'of the Republican
candidates for President and
Vice President, Rabb said "there
is no question in my mind that
Israel has two staunch cham-
pions in Nixon and• Lodge."
Rabb, who was administrative
assistant to Lodge when he was
U. S. Senator from Massachu-
setts, spoke of his personal ex-
periences with the Vice Presi-
dential candidate and praised
hini for his ability and sincerity
of purpose.

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T -- THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, October 7, 1960

Rep. Halpern's Protest Results in Rabb _Addresses Local Group, for., . Nixon andLodge
Maxwell Rabb„ New York at-
Rabb, who was an assistant iCommittee for Refugees and is
State Department Rebuke to UAR torney,
who until recently was to President Eisenhower, cur- ipresident of the Idlewild Syna-
Secretary to President Eisen- rently is president of the U. S. , gogue.
Envoy for Attack on American Jews hower's
Cabinet, last Sunday

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