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Arabs Resort to Desk Pounding,
But Israel Gets Acclaim at UN
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UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—The offer of peace talks between Israeli Prime
Minister David Ben-Gurion and leaders of the Arab states made here formally
Monday before a plena-y session of the General Assembly by Mrs. Golda Meir,
Israel Foreign Miniiter, drew very favorable reactions from many delegations, but
received immediate rejection from the spokesmen for the Arab states.
Oassim Hassan, Iraqi Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, picked up the manners
displayed in the Assembly recently by Russia's Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev by
pounding his desk violently when the Israeli Foreign Minister concluded her
address. Khrushchev himself had told newspapermen here earlier that such desk-
beating meant "disapproval protest."
On the other hand, Mrs. Meir's address was loudly applauded by many dele-
gations, not only when she concluded but also during her speech, when she was
interrupted several times by hearty hand-clapping. She received what amounted
almost to an ovation both when she mounted the podium and when she left it
after completing her address.
"Mrs. Meir really challenged President Nasser to make good on his own
professions of interest in peace", the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was told by an
Indian. Evidently reflecting the feelings among the delegates froth the Nether-
lands, a Dutchman volunteered this comment: "The Israel Foreign Minister cer-
tainly made a strong case for her government's desire to talk peace without any
preconditions whatsoever." Both of these speakers, however, made it clear that
they were not commenting officially on behalf of their delegations.
Among other delegates from Western Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa
there was, on Tuesday, nothing but praise for the Israel position on behalf of
Arab-Israeli peace talks "or at least non-aggression", as formulated by Mrs. Meir.
The Arab delegation leaders here, however, were not altering their positions.
Omar Loutfi, permanent representative of the United Arab Republic delegation,
mounted the Assembly podium after Mrs. Meir had spoken and indicated clearly
that the UAR was not interested in peace talks.
Charging that Mrs. Meir's address was "designed to confuse public opinion
with insidious propaganda", Dr. Loutfi reiterated old charges that Israel had
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Ctinneil of Federations' 29th Assembl$,
Session in Detroit November 10 to 13
Candidates at Centers:
President since Woodrow Wilson has paid tribute to the
unique contributions of Jewish Community Centers and
their parent organization, the National Jewish Welfare
Board, and, currently, both Presidential candidates are
on record as similarly having commended the Center
movement. The photo above shows Vice President Nixon
turning the first spade of earth at the cornerstone lay-
ing of the St. Louis Jewish Community Center. Watch-
ing him at his left is Mrs. Nixon. The lower photo shows
Senator Kennedy and Simon J. Heiman, president of
the Associated Jewish Philanthropies of Boston, examin-
ing plans for the recently-completed new gymnasium
of the Boston YMHA-Hecht House in Dorchester, a
memorial for Senator Kennedy's brother, Lt. Joseph P.
Kennedy. A grant from the Joseph P. Kennedy Founda-
tion enabled the completion of this facility.
The 29th General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds
will take place Nov. 10-13 in Detroit, it was announced by Irving Kane of Cleveland, Council
president. Most of the sessions will be held in the Statler Hilton Hotel, some in the Shera-
More than 700 Jewish community leaders from all parts of the United States and Canada
are expected to attend the annual four-day conference which will deal with majoi problems
confronting the organized Jewish community in 1961. They will review Jewish needs and
programs and formulate policies to guide the communities in meeting those needs locally,
nationally and overseas.
Mrs. Elmer Moyer of Dayton is chairman of the 1960 General Assembly program
committee. Lewis D. Cole of Louisville and George M. Stutz of Detroit are co-chairmen. -
In addition to reviewing activities and programs for 1960, the Assembly, as the govern-
ing body of the Council, will help formulate national policies and programs for 1961.
It will define the major community objectives and service programs for the coming year.
The Assembly will open with a luncheon session, Nov. 10, featuring a keynote address
on the changes that have taken place on the American scene and the way federations might
adapt to meet those changes. A second session will include an analysis of structural changes
in the Jewish Agency and problems raised by the reorganization of American Jewish philan•
thropic aid in Israel.
The annual banquet session on Saturday night will hear a major , address on the goals,
values and realities of American Jewish life and community organization. A highlight of the session
will be the presentation of the William J. Shroder Awards and the Edwin Rosenberg Awards. •
Campaigning in 1961 will be the theme of a special luncheon session on Friday.
Women leaders will conduct their own campaign clinic in a series of three workshop sessions
on the theme "The Role of the Women's Division in the Campaign."
An oneg shabbat on Saturday afternoon will continue a discussion begun at last year's
General Assembly in San Francisco on Jewish agencies and Jewish responsibilities.
The Assembly will include a number of intensive workshop sessions on various phases of
Jewish community organization.
The women leader will conduct four concurrent workshops around the theme: "Why
a Year-Round Education Program."
There will be a `scial session Friday morning on the progress made in the communities
in recruiting, training and utilizing new leadership.
The Assembly will recess for religious services on Friday evening. Sabbath services
will be conducted the following morning.
Pre-Assembly meetings will be held by the Large City Budgeting Conference.
A business session on Sunday - will feature summaries of the sessions, final action on
Asembly resolutions, adoption of the Council's budget and dues schedule for 1961, election
of officers and board members, and the presentation of awards for the "Best in 1960 Coln-