By Special Jewish News
is the State of Israel itself which constituted two per cent of the
at the time the State was estab- population of India. Even if we
In an interview granted by lished had a population of about should admit that the number
King Hussein of Jordan to an
Associated Press correspondent
on Jan. 17, 1960, he said in a
sudden spurt of frankness:
"Since 1948 Arab leaders
have approached the Palestine
problem in an irresponsible
manner. They have not looked
into the future. They have no
plan or approach. They have
used the Palestine people for
selfish political . . . purposes.
This is ridiculous and, I could
say, even criminal."
He has thus confirmed a situ-
ation that was clear and well-
known. Numerous independent
observers who delved into the
refugee problem arrived at one
and only conclusion: As far as
the Arab rulers are concerned,
the refugees are but a political
pawn. Investigations conducted
on behalf of the Research Group
for European Migration Problems
summed up impressions as fol-
"The official attitude of the
host countries is well-known.
It is one of seeking to prevent
any sort of adaptation and inte-
gration, because the refugees
are seen . as a political means
of pressure to get the greatest
possible number of conces-
sions."—(REMP Bulletin, The
Hague, 195'7, page 26)
three quarters of a million Jews.
Since then, more than a million
immigrants have been absorbed
in the country, about half their
number being refugees from
Hundreds of thousands of
immigrants who arrived desti-
tute from the Yemen, Egypt,
Iraq, Syria and Moslem North
African countries, have become
fully integrated in Israel's eco-
nomic and cultural life simply
because the government of Is-
rael and its people have
evinced a desire to absorb
them and to rehabilitate them
as citizens enjoying equal rights
A second and no less - striking
example, may be found in the
absorption of nine million Pakis-
tani refugees in India. In an offi-
cial publication of the Indian
Government that appeared- in
London on May 13 (Indian
News), we read of absorption
and reconstruction plans carried
out in India, of housing schemes
and vocational training plans, of
130 hospitals, over 1,000 schools
and 500 new settlements that
were established for the refu-
gees. 2,120,000 acres of land
were placed at the disposal of
the agricultural settlers among
them. Within a matter of ten
years, the problem of nine mil-
lion displaced • persons was
It may be claimed that the so-
lution is much easier for a vast
country as India than for the
Arab states. Let us, however,
quote a number of parallels. The
nine million Pakistani refugees
of Arab refugees reaches t
million mark (and in truth t
figure is highly exaggerat
they would constitute less < n
two per cent of the ge al
population of the Arab st -s.
On the absorption of these u-
gees India spent the sum if
pounds 287.25 million, which
$804.3 million. The investme
per capita was thus about $90.—,
whereas UNWRA spent. the sum
of about $350,000,000 on Arab
refugee aid, that is about $350
per capita (here, too, assuming
that there are 1,000,000 refu-
Absorption in India which is
not among the richest countries
in the world, was affected with-
out international aid. Various in-
ternational funds have offered
their assistance for the absorp-
tion of the Arab refugees, while
Israel, too, has announced its
readiness to pay compensation.
By their absorption in the state
economy, the refugees in India
contributed their know-how, their
abilities and their efforts towards
the development of the country.
Once more it was proved that
proper absorption does not con-
stitute an economic burden but,
on the contrary, is an incentive
to further development.
Neither land nor -. '"fer
sources nor fin al m nor
ing for Aololution
ich the ag-
gres ' eness of the Arab states
ag,. st Israel brought into b ing:
0,t.ffy one factor is lack' th
LEM, (JTA) — Dr. sul gen al in Los Angeles be-
am Biran has resigned as fore taki
up the Foreign Min-
ector of Armistice Affairs istry pos
n the Israel Foreign Ministry
to become director of the De-
N TO DRIVE
partment of Anti les.
Biran is as
M a n
served as ass'
TO 9-7600 — LI 2-6742
very gewish, gami Iy .. .
Should Be Affiliated With a Synagogue
It is ill will on the part of the
gue of Liberal Judaism
Arab rulers that prevents the re-
settlement and rehabilitation of
r Family to Become Part of
The shrewd and cunning Arab
rulers had hoped that as the
years went by, the fact would be
forgotten that it was they who
had demanded of the Palestinian
s on the High Holy Days in
Arabs to abandon their homes in
order to make it easier for the
Arab invasion to take place, and
to enable them to blame Israel
r Children in Our Religious (Sun-
for the constant existence of the
chool and Weekday Hebrew School.
Arab problem. The evidence that
thwarts these claims is weighty
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., citizens of his nationality if "h e.
and abounding. Here is but one (JTA)—An amendment to
embership in TEMPLE ISRAEL Entitles You to:'
has been knoWn at a time as
extract from a statement on the proposed international agreek a Zionist." According to
1 High Holy Day seating for every member of your family
fate of the Haifa Arabs:
ment concerning the legal
C, "it is rather °by'
from the age of 13. (Separate Services for children under 13)
"During subsequent days the status of stateless persons, out-
Jewish authorities, who were lawing any country's depriva- again
2. Religious School Enrollment for ALL children of the family
ewish minority as
from pre-kindergarten (age 4) through High School gradua-
now in complete' control of tion of nationality to any per- such."
tion. School opens Sunday, Sept. 17.
Haifa, urged all Arabs to re- son on the basis of racial or
main in Haifa . . . and guar- religious discrimination, was
.3. Confirmation, Bar Mitzvah and Bas Mitzvah.
lessness, adopted by the. Inter-
anteed them protection and suggested here by the World
4. Social and educational activities for our young people, with
security . . . However, of the Jewish Congress.
1954 has, to date, been ratified
emphasis on High School Youth program.
62,000 Arabs who formerly liv-
The WJC made its suggestion by only eight countries. Israel,
ed in Haifa, not more than
5. The services and counsel of. our Rabbis—DR. LEON FRAM
5,000. 6,000 remained. Various
and RABBI M. ROBERT SYME
ond United Nations Conference the states that have ratified the
factors influenced . their deci-
sion to seek safety in flight.
There is but little . . . doubt of the conference, being attend- States has so far not • adhered
You and Your Family
that the most potent of these ed by representatives of 29 to the proposed international
factors were the announce- states, including Israel, is to instrument. The U.S.A., like
Are Welcome At Our
Israel, is represented 'at the
Daily: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
ments made over the air by the
SABBATH EVE SERVICES
Arab Higher Executive, urging an international agreement conference that opened today.
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
all Arabs in Haifa to quit ... "
Every Friday Night
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
—The Economist, London, Oct.
The WJC pointed out in its Israel's Revenue
The refugee problem which memorandum that some coun- Director Resigns
Arab political considerations cre- tries deprive persons of their
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Zeev
Telephone, Write or Visit
ated and which continues to exist nationality on racial or religi- Sheref, director of State Reve-
as an instrument of political
nue since 1954, a position that
blackmail, can be solved if only such practices be termed "not made him chief tax collector in
the Arab rulers evinced a desire permissible" in the draft agree- the country, has submitted his
ment. The Congress cited the resignation to take effect on
17400 Manderson Road, at Merton
to do so.
merous_ exa •les United Arab Republic as one Oct. 1.
(One block north of McNichols, one block. east of Pontchartrain)
country practicing such dis-
world of solut
Sheref, who was reportedly
crimination, pointing out that close to Prime Minister Ben-
of refugee roblems. Follow"
U.A.R. law provides for the pos- Gurion was the first govern-
r war, 40 milli
sibility of depriving any UAR ment secretary in Israel, as-
pe e were displaced from the
er places of resid Th
suming that office when state-
erwhelming maj a ity_ bu .
hood was proclaimed.
d Bar Association Posts
ST. LOUIS, (JTA) — Samuel
ral J. Kanner, of Miami, Fla., was
ong installed as chairman of the Na-
pe e of th
e, reli- tional Conference of Bar Ex-
aminers here during the 84th
Pontiac, Mic igan
ple of this annual meeting of the Amer-
is of Detroit's northern suburbs SOUTHFIELD, BLO RMmF I it% LGD.
ican Bar Association.
INGHAM, HUNTINGT WO DS, FRANKLIN,
Mrs. Julia Goldberg, of Mil-
are unaffiliated, are invit
to wo hi
waukee, was elected president
ith us in o
of the Lawyers' Wives of the
mple, and to partic'
r s r
eligious School cla
Aaron Tilton, of Milwaukee,
001, Hebrew classe , p 'a
was named chairman of the
e Temple office.
ABA's practicing lawyers' divi-
FEde I 2-3212 or FEder
sion of the family law section.
World Jewish Ccingress Pre
Plan to UN on Stateless rsons
Classified Ads Bring Results
“Toward Peace," a series of
13 radio programs produced by
the 'University of Michigan
Broadcasting Service (WUOM)
is scheduled for international re-
SEPT. 1-10, DETROIT lease by the Voice of America.
Nathan Hershfield, Rabbi
79 Elizabeth Lake Road — Pontiac, Michigan
9 - THE DETROI T JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, Augu st 25, 1961
Arab Refugee Pr oblem Solvable b y Goodwill Alone