THE DETR OIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, January 20, 196 1 --
__ground the World..
A Digest of World Jewish Happenings
from Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency and Other News-Gathering Media.
Israel s Cabinet Delays Action on Lavon.
Case in Attempt to Forestall Resignations
Only last Sunday, in a dramatic with tears streaming down his
move aimed at saving the Israel face, the Rebbe told Ben-Gurion
JERUSALEM—A Special meet- Cabinet from falling, President "You constructed the State of Is-
ing of the Israel Cabinet called Izhak Ben-Zvi • summoned Ben- rael. Now you must save her from
for Tuesday to deal with the gov- Gurion and seven. other members destruction by putting an end to
WASHINGTON — U. S. Coast Guard sources report that ernment crisis developing out of of the cabinet split over the this affair."
29 Greek seamen who abandoned their tanker were rescued Prime Minister David Ben-Gur- Lavon affair and succeeded in
Ben-Gurion was moved and re-
from lifeboats 360 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, ion's struggle with Histadrut Sec- securing , their agreement "to plied that it was not he who had
by the Zim-Israel ship, Dagan, which rushed to the scene. It was retary General Pinhas Lavon was make an all-out effort to restore built Israel "but I shall not give
the sixth rescue by Zim-Israeli ships . . . The government has postponed at the last minute un- conditions for further collabora- my handto its destruction." "You
tion and the normal working of can trust Israel," he told the
named a mountain in Alaska in honor of the late Senator til Sunday.
The postponement was made the government."
Richard L. Neuberger of Oregon.
Rebbe, "which found a way out
necessary by the failii•e of a spe-
A communique to this effect of greater hardships, that it will
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The first rabbi to serve as chaplain cial committee of Cabinet Min-
of the Minnesota State Legislature in its 102-year history has isters, to work out a compromise was issued following the meeting find a way out of this difficult
in the president's residence which affair."
been appointed by that body for the current session. He is Rabbi
formula for consideration and ac- lasted two and a half hours. It
Bernard S. Raskas of St. Paul, named jointly with Msgr. J. J.
tion by the full cabinet to end was the first time since Dec. 25
Cullinan, vicar of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul.
the massive struggle.
—when Ben-Gurion stalked out of Hebrew Corner
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Southern Jewish Weekly,
The decision to delay the Cab- a cabinet meeting—that he had
oldest English-Jewish publication in the southeast United States, inet meeting also was meant to met with the other ministers.
will mark its 37th anniversary with a special issue- on January 27. avoid forcing the question of
At the meeting in his home,
CHICAGO — Completion of the first mass-production mach- resignation and to provide more Ben-Zvi appealed to all present
ine for desalting water by the Zarchin process has been an- time to try to persuade the Prime to desist from controversy over
One day my friend introduced me
to a guest abroad and said: "Please
nounced by the Israel Government and the Fairbanks Whitney Minister to agree to a peace for- the Lavon issue. He demanded meet
Mr. Miller, who travels from one
Corporation. The machine will be installed in a plant to be Mula. •
country to another and gives away
that all members of the govern- his
m o n e y wherever he can!"
built in Eilat on the Gulf of Akaba.
The special committee had
ment refrain from resigning.
The guest laughed and said: "It is
true my name is Miller and it is true
CINCINNATI — Walton H. Bachrach, vice-mayor of Cin- been assigned the task of work-
that I like travelling about the world,
cinnati, has been elected mayor of the city. The five Republicans ing out some modifications in a the dominant Mapai Party voted abuwtaynotuitn
igive my money
on the nine-member city council voted in caucus to elect him.
have projects in many countries
ter rejecting the findings of a
He is a member of 'Rockdale Temple.
to try investing in Israel
ministerial committee which Calling upon Ben-Gurion and and . t I I decided
m iityt oouf c IL ew
v a ter in est:
Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of cleared Lavon of responsibility other cabinet members to main- ment aur
atho i i
Intent. Members of the authority have
the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, denounced efforts for a disastrous security mis- tain their posts.
!told me that they wish to see my
of Christian missionaries to convert Jews as "a kind of religious hap in 1954, which brought
Meanwhile, another h i g h 1 y . plans. I submitted a detailed plan to
imperialism" which was "out of harmony with the modern. era" about his forced resignation as charged event that occurred late them,
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- no less than colonial imperialism. He called such efforts "totally
Saturday night was disclosed ear– mission to construct an approved
Defense Ministe• in 1955.
ineffective" . . . Dr. Georg A. Federer, German Consul General in
The Prime Minister's state- ly this week. It involved an ap- .
I word, yh'imu ."``.4 ill 4h air th:
New York, left for West Germany to participate in a con- ment, made last week before a peal made directly to Ben-Gurion happy
o an e . r
ference on restitution claims by Nazi victims . The eighth crucial meeting of the Mapai by the revered Sadigorer Rebbe !future will tell," he answered smiling.
'In what way , is their help practic-
annual program of international scholarship and fellowship Central Committee, charged.that to remain in hisposition at the ally
expressed?' I asked. "First of all,
the large building I shall construct
grants for victims of Nazi persecution has been announced by the ministerial committee's find- helm of Israel's government.
industrial zone will be free
the Conference on Material Claims Against
ings represented a "miscarriage
The Sadigorer Rebbe has from urban property tax for five
to the law
of justice, half. truths and bias." been attending the current for encouraging According
Caucuses of the parties which Congress of Polish Jews. Late I shall not have to pay income tax
DUSSELDORF — The Nationalist Students Union was banned are members of the Prime Min- Saturday night, one of his Has- for five years, from the date of the
profit. In addition to this I shall
in North Rhine Westphalia by• the Ministry of Interior for iSter's coalition government de- sidim telephoned the home of first
not need to pay duty on equipment
engaging in anti-democratic and anti-Semitic activities. Police cided Monday that either the the vacationing Prime Minister, and building materials which are
essential for the erection of my enter-
reported finding large quantities of neo-Nazi material in homes Prime Minister had to retract telling Mrs. Paula Ben-Gurion prise."
"This is all very well," my friend
of leaders of the group.
these charges, which they agreed that the holy man wants to see
the host intervened. but what Will
KARLSRUHE, West Germany — Murder charges were filed were tantamount to a statement her husband. She replied that you do with all your profits? Surely
you cannot take them out of Israel
against former Nazi SS General Erich Ehlinger for the mass of non-confidence in his own cab- she would awake Ben-Gurion at in
execution of more than 2,000 Lithuanian and Ukrainian Jews inet ministers, or that the *cabinet once for a conference with the
"Your information is not exact."
Mr. Miller explained, "the law permits
during World War II. Ehlinger lived under a false name until would have to resign. The Prime Rebbe.
all&oaubfoad yal.lidIfi ecurtrieo s f ip in
Minister has threatened to resign
arrested in November 1958.
The Sadigorer Rebbe, accom-
if the cabinet reased to reverse panied by several of his Hassi-
"Now there is one thing left, the
FLORENCE — An "urgent" hearing of charges accusing itself on a vote of approval for
host proclaimed, "to lift u
the Orbis news agency and its editors of "exaltation of fascism, the ministerial committee clear- dim, went to the Ben-Gurion glasses and drink to the enterprise
home. Literally on his knees, 'and its success!"
anti-Semitism and racism;" was set for January 27 by the ance of Lavon.
(Brit Ivrit Olamit)
Florence Court at the request of the city prosecutor.
One of Ben-Gurion's twin bat-
ROME — Charles Jordan, European director-general of the tles in the Lay on affair ap-
Joint Distribution Committee, was elected president of the over- peared near solution Wednesday
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seas chapter of the American National AssoCiation of Social -under pressure of his Mapai
Workers. The Egyptian delegate to the International Conference Party colleagues.
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of Social Service on refugee problems was reported to have
Last minute efforts by the
withdrawn on learning that Mrs. Zena Harman, Israeli delegate, Mapai negotiators persuaded the
had been named chairman of the pre-conference.
Prime Minister to cancel plans
PARIS — Two bombs exploded in the Jewish quarter of to s u b m i t his resignation to
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Oran, Algeria, it was •reported here. Police -believed the bombs President Ben-Zvi and to pre-
were placed by right-wing French extremist groups, which also :pare another letter in which he
exploded bonibs in other parts of Oran . . . The sacking of the is withdrawing his • criticism
Casbah synagogue in Casablanca last month was blamed by a against the members of the min-
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spokesman for the Algerian Nationalist Provisional Govern- isterial committee which cleared
ment on excessive zeal by • police informers. Stating that there Lavon. .
is a place in Algeria for persons of all faiths, the spokesman
The Prime Minister left Wed-
said that "this is one of the things we have constantly sought to nesday for two weeks leave in
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make clear" . . . A 50-year-old former Gestapo chief in Orleans, Northern Israel after complet-
found guilty of having" caused the deaths of French Jews and ing his second letter to the pres-
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resistance fighters during the Nazi regime, i n 1943 and .1944, ident, an act which followed
was sentenced to death here. The man is Francis Reimeringer lengthy discussions with Mapai
who was caught in France on his way to Geneva to represent ministers led by Finance Min-
Guinea as a "technical adviser" at an international
conference. ister Levi E s h k o 1 and with
VIENNA — Israel demanded that the Government of Austria members of the; K n e s s e t
provide "prompt and adequate compensation" for Jewish victims (Israel's parliament).
of Nazism in Austria. A note to this effect also protested against
After persuading the Prime
Austria's "procrastination" in the. matter.
Minister not to send his resigna-
tion I e t t e r to the president,
Eshkol invited Justice Minister
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ISTANBUL — The Interior Minster told a Jewish communal Pinnhas Rosen, a Progressive
delegation in Ankara that its request for continuation of the Party leader who headed the
previous status of the Jewish communal councils would be ministerial committe e, and
examined. A recent law, which also affected othex religions, Moshe Shapiro of the National
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ordered decentralization of the activities of synagogues and Religious Party to meet with
other institutions operated by the councils.
the Prime Minister. The meet-
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It was reported a f t e r the
JERUSALEM — Foreign Ministry circles expressed regret
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over the resignation of Ogden R. Reid as United States am- Meeting that if both Shapiro
bassadoi- . The fact that both he and Mrs. Reid learned to speak and Rosen would accept the re-
traction arrangement in t h e
Hebrew had been particularly appreciated.
Prime Minister's second letter
TEL AVIV — The remains of Dr. Yechiel Tchlenov,
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tant Zionist and early supporter of the Chovevei Zion move- to President Ben-Zvi, the way
ment in Russia, who died in 1918, were re-interred .here near would be opened to pacify all
the grave of the late Hebrew writer, Saul Tchernichovsky. The concerned.
Assuming this successful out-
coffin was brought from London by the World Zionist Organiza-
tion . . . Speaking as president of the Encyclopedia Judaica, come there remained the other
Dr. Nahum Goldmann announced that a new ten-volume Jewish dispute — the personal battle
encyclopedia, sponsored jointly by the Israeli Hadassah Pub- waged by the Prime Minister
lishing House and the Palestine Economic Corporation, will in declining to agree that Lavon
be ready within four to five years . . Yehezkel Sahar, Israel's remain in his Histadrut post.
Ambassador to Austria and former Inspector General of Police, Several newspapers mentioned
received a nine-month suspended prison sentence and was fined the name of Aharon Becker, head
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15,000 Israeli pounds ($8,000) after being convicted of giving of the Histadrut's Trade Union
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false evidence in a libel suit involving the Deputy Police Inspgc- Department, as possible successor
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for General, Amos Ben-Gurion. to Lavon.
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
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