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December 30, 1960 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-12-30

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World
Zionist
Movement
Faces Its
Big Crisis

Editorial
Page 4

THE JEWISH NEWS

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A Weekly Review

- Jews of
Rome React
to Bigotry
with

'Return'

to

Traditions

i N/I ICHIGAN

of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper—Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

Commentary
Page 2

Vol.- XXXV I I I, No. 18 looT nUe n diogi Shop 17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—VE 8-9364—Detroit 35, December 30, 1960— $5.00 Per Year; Single Copy 15c

Zionist Aspirations Rise to New
Heights at 25th Worlt Congress

U.S. Ambassador to Israel
Optimistic of Peace One
Day' With Aid by Israelis

By PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
TEL AVIV, Israel—Welcoming a delegation from

the Zionist Organization of America, Ogden Reid, the.
U. S. Ambassador, said he was "optimistic about the
future," and expressed his view that "one day the gwill •
be peace and Israel will contribute to it."
t
Ambassador Reid urged Americans of all fa
visit Israel and he especially urged that young
cans should come to Israel to study at the H
University.
Comparing Israel to the United tates, t
h
U.
Ambassador said that Israel, like
untrles
"strong sense of freed " and that
share a desire for pio e
1 and
"There are fun men 1 ties b
have
d.
the United States," mbas dor
and
g very
the concept of hu an d' ty
very meaningful."
gress of Israel.
He praised t
a future that is evide
Israelis are truly
front of their very
in
The Ambassado expressed joy in t
d he
which he and his family are lear s *ng H
a
told the 50 American guests, w
his
delegates to the 25th World Zion'
ns in
children now are reading the "
Hebrew.
The delegation's spokesman
mann, honorary president of the
of America, who described Arne'
in Israel and who expressed gratitu
Israel friendship.

Ben-Gurion Mi t Res
Forces Tavon' howdo

(Special to The Je •h News)
JERUSALEM—Israel Prime Min er David Ben-Gurion
force still anoth in-
hinted he might resign in an effort
ense
of .former
vestigation into the mysterious ou
ursday.
es
minister Pinhas Lavon in 1955, informe
Informants said it was understood Be n made the
threat in an effort to force leaders of his own Mapai (Social
Democratic) Party to insist on a full-scale legal investigation
into the whole affair.
This would necessitate cross examination of Lavon under oath.
No drastic developments are expected before the end of
the World Zionist Congress here on Jan. 10, but the -sources said
a split in the party has forced a showdown between Ben-Gurion
and party members. •
Sources close to the Premier said he was "upset" because
Mapai members, trying to heal the rift, were more disturbed
by Lavon's threats that he will make trouble than the funda-
mental issue involved . . . whether Lavon proved himself un-
worthy of the position of trust during his cabinet term, and this
year when he provoked a split within the party.
Lavon now is head of the flistadrut (Israel's labor federa-
(Continued on Page 20)

By PHILIP SLOMOV TZ
JERUSALEM—Zionist aspirations have risen to new heights at the colorful
World Zionist Congress, thanks to a brilliant interpretation of the movement's
oldmann, who has elevated this historic event to a new role as
aims by Nah
ress f Mass Immigration.
an Aliyah
egative approaches to Zionism have faded into insignificance
A
ous representatives of world Jewry assemble as a unit, mobiliz-
as the
ment of the highest goals of Israel and the Jewish people.
ngress, which convened Tuesday for two weeks of sessions, matches
impressiveness of the previous 24 Congresses. Its representation as a
on of world Jewry is supplemented by the attendance of all ambassa-
d ministers of the leading nations of the world, thus giving Zionism new
and imperisha5ility.
Goldmann's speech set a high tone for the Zionist movement. It sounded
a challenge to world Jewry to assume the responsraility for higher standards
in Jewish education as well as mass immigration of Jews to Israel out of con-
viction, not compulsion.
Goldmann's interpretation assuaged mthay fears lest differences with Ben-
undermine Zionism.
Thus, world Jewry's most distinguished leader set the tone for strengthened
in an era of crisis for the, movement.
Nevertheless, Ben-Gurion demanded an expanded immigration lest, "heaven
bid," Israel beconie a "Levantine state" through a "lack of education in
oneer training." He urged tens of thousands of American youth to come to
Israel to study. Emphasizing that Israel was not established for its citizens alone
ing against a spreading assimilation, he urged that the Congress ask
an
with Israel and that Diaspora children be sent to study in Israel
stronger
and to incr e their Hebrew studies.
n called for the use of the Hebrew common language as a
Gold
Jewish survival and declared that if Zionists and those outside
pr ndition
ement will continue their connection with Israel, the Diaspora
the Zionist
broken" basically.
"will never
ldmann and Ben-Gurion seemed agreed the major needs and
Both
world Jewry and Israel are for Aliyah and maximum Jewish
tions
cept, Ben-Gurion continued, we must give the non-Zionists equal
on,
es
rat' with the Zionists.

or 100,000 U.S. Jewish Youths to Study in Israel

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish Neys)

JERUSALEM—Prime Minister David•. Rerf-Gurion, addressing the World
st Congress Wednesday, appealed to American Jews to send 100,000 youths
study in Israel.
Citing the fact that the American Zionist Movement numbers 700,000 reg-
stered members, he urged that "every son and daughter of parents who speak
in the name of Zionism" should be sent for a year's study in Israel.
"Is it impossible for AVerican Je wry, with its quarter of a million Jewish
students, its 700,000 shekel holders, to send 100,000 students to study here,
4thu$ creating personal ties which will enrich American Jewry_ and increase the
strength and abilities of Israel?" he asked.
Declaring that American Jews must play a role in the "challenge of Aliyah
. . . immigration to Israel," Ben-Gurion said that Israel needs immigrants with
spirittial qualities.
Zionists who are not able to come to Israel themselves _ , because of age or
economic situation, must send their children to study for a year in - Israel, even
if they are not obliged to remain here," he stated. This, he said, applies not only
to U. S. Jewry but to Jews in Latin America, South Africa and Western
Europe.
"Two hundred thousand such students," he insisted, "spending a year
here, will change the face of both this country and of world Jewry. If there
is meaning in what Zionists have been saying for decades, this is a real possi-
bility, a vital need • . . neither a dream nor a vision."
"If you have moral courage," he told the Congress delegates, "and believe
in what you have said all along, this task will not be impossible for you."
Citing the decline of Yiddish, and the threats of assimilation, he declared

(Continued on Page 20)

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