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February 10, 1961 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-02-10

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Irving Rhodes'
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A Weekly Review


No Tears
for Ben-Gurion

f Jewish Events

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

Vol. XXXV I I 1, No. 24



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Per Year; Single Copy


North African Jewry's Status
ernainsTense;Morocco Battle
gainst Israel Is Intensified

"Expect Prolonged Process
in Organizing Government of
Israel After Rebukes to Lavon

JERUSALEM (JTA)—President Izhak Ben-Zvi began what apparently
will be a long drawn-out and difficult process of obtaining a new Prime
Minister and Cabinet to replace the Ben-Gurion coalition government which
• fell as a result of the Lavon Affair.
Meanwhile the dominant Mapai party had moved to force , Lavon out
of his post as secretary-general of the Histadrut, Israel's labor federation.
Frenzied political trafficking within the Mapai secretariat, which followed
the Prime Minister's surprise resignation, brought a decisive turn when
Finance Minister Levi Eshkol left the ranks of the Mapai moderates to
declare that .Lavon must go.
The Mapai secretariat, in a closed meeting on Feb. 3, then passed a
resolution declaring that Lavon did not speak for the party in his Histadrut
post. The vote was said to be 28 to 11 against Lavon. The following day the
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(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

CASABLANCA — David Azoulay, the Secretary of the Casablanca
Jewish Communify, announced his resignation from the Chamber
of Com-
merce and Industry of Casablanca as a protest against the disCrimination
directed against him by the Chamber.
The resignation was a protest against the action of the Chamber in
relieving him of his post as Secretary of the Chamber, in the recent worsen-
ing of Moslem-Jewish relations in Morocco, because he
was a Jew.
Simultaneously the Moroccan radio again devoted its morning editorial
to the Jewish problem in MoroCco. The . principal target of
the broadcast was
Abdallah Ibrahim, leader of the Moroccan opposition and former premier.
The commentator charged Ibrahim with "playing the game of. the Zionist
the Israel radio and Golda Meir," Israel's Foreign Minister.
The commentator charged that the Israel radio had denounced the
Moroccan regime for its recent anti-Jewish activities and that the Jewish
attack had been based on statements made by the . Moroccan opposition.
government radio also charged opposition . members
with 'working for
foreign interests."
In another broadcast the government radio suggested that the Arab

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OA Commences $72,740,000 Drive with $14,850,000 Gifts;
Meyerhoff Named National Chairman, Succeeding Klutznick;
Allocate $10,102,154 in Global Aid for Victims of Nazism

R efugees
o. Get Relief

Dv° Large UJA
and JDC Gifts

NEW YORK—The budget of $10,102,-154 for 1961, ear-
marked for programs of relief, rehabilitation and cultural and
educational reconstruction in 30 countries around the world,
was presented Sunday by Jacob Blaustein, of Baltimore, senior •
Felix M. and Frieda Schiff War-
vice-president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims
burg Foundation announced a
Against Germany, at the annual allocations session of its board
contribution of securities valued
of directors. More than 150,000 victims of Nazism are expected
at $250,000 to the "Adopt-a-
to benefit from the funds. The allocations will raise to $80,000,-
Project" campaign of the United
000 the sums granted by the Conference. since 1954.
Jewish Appeal of Greater New
In presenting the budget, Blaustein sounded a warning
that conference funds are scheduled to end in four years, and
The gift will provide scholar-
that Jewish communities and central welfare organizations
ships and fellowships in the field '
relying upon its grants "will be called upon to shoulder, in
of social work to prospective stu-
ever g. owing measure, the costs of aid programs for Nazi
dents, and funds for faculty
members to take refresher
The budget of 110,102,154, Blaustein stated, contained two
courses and additional studies.
major - components: $7,789,617 for relief, rehabilitation and
The announcement of the contri-
bution marked the 85th anniver-
resettlement projects and $1,944,037 for cultural and educa-
tional reconstruction.
sary of the birth of the late Mrs.
Warburg. '
."Some 400 •Jewish organizations have applied for grants
The "Adopt-a-Project" cam-
this year calling for more than $20,000,000—twice the sum
paign WaS undertaken by the UJA
available for. allocation," Blaustein said. "Confronting those
to make a special provision for
great demands is the inescapable fact that our funds are
specific ' areas of need in Israel
limited to some $10,000,000 per year and cannot be increased."
— consolidation of agricultural
Allocations of $1,944,037 will aid five major programs in
settlements, mental health and
Jewish-cultural and educational reconstruction, BlauStehi stated.
They include education, research and . pUblication, scholarships
and fellowships,' upkeep of rabbinical. schools and the com-
• CHICAGO, (JTA) —'Maxwell
memoration and documentation of the era of Nazi persecution.
Kunin, a Chicago Jewish philan-
The programs are. addressed to the reconstruction of Jewish
thropist and realtor, who died hi
institutions and of spiritual and cultural centers ravaged at
• Nazi hands, and to the rehabilitation of scholars, editors, writers
1959 at the age of 59, bequeathed
. and teachers who .are Nazi victims.
25 per cent of his estate to the
Jewish education, primary, s,econdary, higher and adult, . Joint Distribution Committee, ac-
cording to a will filed in pnbaU.Vi.
the largest and most far-ranging of the programs thisyear,;;;;::
. court here.
will receive allocations of $1,032,000. Allocations have climbed
Leroy Krein, the Kunin attor-
year by year •to reach an eight year peak in 1961, institutions
ney, said the bequest was to be
E urope making up the foremost group of beneficiaries:
•Nearly three-quarters of the outlays are scheduled for primary
- spent "solely for the relief of
needy immigrants in Israel.." Mrs.
and secondary schools, and capital grants to enlarge their facili-
Kunin told the • Jewish tele-
ties Will reach record proportions in 1961.
graphic Agency that her huSband,
Urgent appeals to the German and Austrian Governments
who was born in Philadelphia,
for an early agreement on compensation measures for victims
took a great interest in Jewish
of Nazi persecution in and from Austria, were sounded Satur-
charitable institutions and was
day night at the opening of the annual meetings of the con-
a member of two congregations,
ference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and of
one Reform and one Orthodox.
the Committee for Jewish Claims on Austria. • -
An inventory of the estate in-

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the two organizations,
dicated assets of $8,900,000. The -
voiced his deep distress that Nazi victims from Austria, in the
exact sum JDC will receive will
tens of thousands, have already, waited over two decades for
depend on the appraisal of the
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Better Start for '61 Drive

BAL HARBOUR, Miami Beach, Fla. — The nationwide
'1961 United Jewish Appeal was officially launched Sunday as
• 400 American Jewish leaders meeting here at the Americana
Hotel contributed or reported gifts totaling $14,850,000.
The great outpouring of contributions came at a dramatic
closing session of a three day National Inaugural Conference
which was marked by the resignation of Philip M. Klutznick, of
Park Forest, Ill., as general
chairman of the United Jewish
Appeal and the unanimous
election of Joseph Meyerhoff,
of Baltimore, to the post.
Klutznick's resignation fol-
lowed his appointment by
President Kennedy as a key
member of the United States
mission to the United Nations,
as the U.S. representative to
the UN Economic and Social
Council. (The U.S. Senate on
Monday confirmed Klutznick's
nomination by President Ken-
nedy without oppoSition).
MeS7erhoff, a nationally
P rominent communal leader
a nd an outstanding figure in
Joseph Meyerhoff
the home building field, becomes UJA's sixth general chairman
in the organization's 22-year history.
Founded in 1939 at the height of Hitler's onslaught
against Europe's Jews, the UJA has fed, rescued and resettled
more than 2,700,000 Jewish refugees. and distressed persons,
raising more than a billion dollars for its humanitarian aid.
In 1961 it seeks $72,740,000 to assist 580,500 men, women and
children, including unabsorbed immigrants to Israel, distressed
Jews in other overseas lands and refugees to this country..
Albert A. Levin, of Cleveland, UJA"s national chairman
and chairman of the inaugural conference, hailed the outpour-
ing of gifts "as a sign of American Jewry's continued interest
in aiding Israel's immigrants as a heartfelt tribute by American
Jewry to two great Americans, Philip M. Klutznick and Joseph
Meyerhoff. The $14,850,000 in starting gifts received exceeds
the amount contributed to start last year's campaign by more
than two and a half million dollars."
Sunday's response followed a strong plea by Major-Genera
Hahn Laskov, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces,
that American Jews help "step up the process of absorbing
some 320,000 still unintegrated immigrants in Israel, in order
to insure the country's remarkable democratic- gains."
Accepting the UJA general chairmanship, Meyerhoff said:
"I do so in the solemn realization that more than half a million
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