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September '7, 1962
Hush-Hush Advice Must Be Rejected
When one is maligned and his securi- ceived threatening telephone calls and
ty threatened, should he respond with a notes. Others have had swastikas and anti-
protest and resentment? Jewish slogans painted on their homes."
Is silence a weapon against bigotry Is that why a hush-hush policy is ad-
and banditry? vocated and Jews are advised that not
These questions arise anew, as a re- to criticize is a way of ending the wave
suit of insults added to injury to the Jews of terror?
Added to this is the audacious charge
in Argentina by the imputations made
that Jews are themselves responsible for made by a Catholic priest in Argentina,
the anti - Semitic outbursts because of who has been accused of being the leader
their vehement protests and the "foreign of a Nazi anti-Semitic group that has in-
criticism" of what had happened. stigated some of the terrorism in that
Similar arguments were used by Goeb- country, that Jews are themselves respon-
bels and Goering when they defended sible for what has happened, that they
the Hitlerite actions in Germany upon are associated with Communism, that
the advent of Nazi rule. Jews everywhere Jews are out to rule the world.
were expected to be silent and to accept The old canards have come home to
the punishment that was meted out their roost in Argentina, and a priest is water-
kinsmen in Germany without a murmur. ing the soil in which the revived hatreds
Now there are Argentinians who, in- are flourishing!
It would be a pity if too many Jews
stead of asserting under international
pressure to put an end to anti-Semitism; were to fall prey to the threats hurled
instead of affirming that they will not at them that if they speak up it will be
tolerate terrorism and brutalities, are ad- all the worse for them. A hush-hush
wising Jews to hush up the situation, not policy never has rescued anyone. Every
to create a stir, and a barometer sug- action needs an opposite and equal reac-
gested there, as reported by Gerry Robi- tion, and silence may accomplish just
chaud from Buenos Aires to the Chicago what the bigoted priest, who no doubt
Daily News, is "the less said the better." will be repudiated by his own church, is
The Chicago correspondent also reports: aiming at: anti-Semitism's expansion on
"Jews will tell you privately that they the soil he seeks to make fertile for
or some of their Jewish friends have re- bigotry.
2-Way Approach in Intergroup
Relations Urged by Dr. Marrow
in His 'Patterns of Prejudice
"Out-and-out bigots won't be educated out of their bigotry
by law or any other agency," Dr. Alfred J. Marrow contends in
his thorough study of the subject in
an impressive work, "Changing Pat-
terns of Prejudice," published by
Chilton Co. (525 Locust St., Philadel-
The eminent authority on the
subject asserts that "we need to have
a better grasp of the American idea
which proposes that Americans must
accept members of different groups
as neighbors, whether or not they
understand them fully in a cultural
or religious sense."
"Mere 'understanding' of the
In one of his most recent speeches schools, one page of which, illustrated American way of life," Dr. Marrow
in Cairo, The Egyptian dictator-president, to give it effect, • reads: "The Jews are states, "is not enough. . . . We need
Gamal Abdel Nasser, again made his posi- wicked criminals . . We will drive the a better grasp of the American idea
tion clear when he said: "We will never wicked criminals out of the country." which proposes that Americans must
at. any cost accept Israel's occupation of That's how the Arab propagandists threat- accept members of different groups
Palestine, and this is not for local con- ened Jews before there was a State of as neighbors, whether or not they
them fully in a cultural
sumption." Israel, that's how they warned the Is- understand
sense." Dr. Marrow
He had been charged with making his raelis when the State first was born— or It religious
is Dr. Marrow's view that "the cooperation of the victims
inflammatory addresses constantly reaf- that they will be driven into the sea, and of prejudice has not been what it might have been, or what in
firming his aim to destroy Israel for that's still the propaganda, among young fact it can and must be. The basic problem of the minorities con-
"local consumption," to inflame his and. old.
tinues to be one of self-help and of the self-respect that comes
Yet, the Israelis are asked to sit idly with the achievement of self-help."
people at home, without -really meaning
There is an admonition, however, in his assertion that "too
to plan a war of extermination against by and be comforted by a visitor from
Israel. Now his intent is made more Washington or an appeaser in the State many minority groups mistake mere protest and negative—even
for self-help." Basing his conclusions on his
clear: he really says these things for the Department. How long will the latter be destructive—action
experiences as chairman of the Commission on Intergroup Rela-
entire world to hear his message and his blind to reality? Doesn't the department tions
of the City of New York, Dr. Marrow declares:
threat to put an end to Israel and to the recognize that if Nasser's threats against
"COIR's belief is that group participation in solving prob-
Israelis. Israel materialize, it will not only mean lems is a mutual responsibility which must be shared by all
Let it be remembered that it is the war upon Israel but another possible in- concerned—the victim of prejudice as well as the prejudiced.
spokesman for a member nation of the ternational conflagration?
Only by coming together to work on their common problems
United Nations who thus openly advo-
can people come to live in peace and dignity and respect for
cates the destruction of another member
one another." •
nation of the UN!
In this book, subtitled "a new look at today's racial, religious
The Damascus correspondent of the and cultural tensions," Dr. Marrow probes deeply into the prob-
And let it be remembered also that
while Nasser utters such threats he is not Christian Science Monitor has echoed the lem of prejudice against Negroes, the anti-Semitic issues and the
only violating international laws but he warnings that come from many quarters various patterns of prejudice. "Gang Warfare" and the issues
is, at the same time, succeeding in get- by cabling to his newspaper the informa- involving "boys in trouble"; the new waves of swastika-smearing
the reminder of the Hitler era by the Eichmann trial and
ting aid from the United States in arming tion that Syria is critical of the aid given and
recent experiences, including the hate-mongering of the
to the teeth in his aim to accomplish his to Nasser by the United States. He com- Rockwell
group, are thoroughly reviewed. He points out that
plan of making a destructive war upon menced his report by stating:
while Dr. Joachim Prinz, as president of the American Jewish
Israel. And while all this is going on, the
Congress, opposed any action by New York's Mayor to prevent
State Department emerges as blind as a government has officially raised the ques- Rockwell from speaking, he "called on police authorities to arrest
bat in reassuring Israel of its pious in- tion as to whether United States aid to Rockwell at once should he perpetrate a breach of the peace or
tentions and ignoring the fact that it is Egypt is being used by President Nasser otherwise incite to riot." •
Emphasizing the appeals for fair play, Dr. Marrow reviews
our arch diplomatic enemy, the Soviet to create trouble in the Arab world.' "
Such questions of concern have been other incidents, such as Dr. Ralph Bunche's experience in being
Union, that is arming Nasser and is mak-
barred from a tennis club. He discusses the manner in which
ing it possible for him to be so arrogantly raised in other Arab countries.
The friction now in evidence among New York tackled the housing problem and faced the issue of
in the public schools.
Meanwhile Meyer Feldman, as a rep- the Arabs is the best indication that the integration
Thus, the problem is viewed as a two-way street in intergroup
resentative of President Kennedy, utters State Department. is appeasing elements relations, one that calls for reorientation on both sides of the
niceties in Tel Aviv and gives us assur- Nvho are not in accord on their own issues. cultural barrier. He shows how integration efforts have not suc-
ances that all is well in the White House Only enmity toward Israel unites them, ceeded thus far, how ignorance about Jews has spread and anti-
but that does not assure the Western Semitism has gained a foothold among Negroes. His analyses call
in its attitudes towards Israel.
Who is to be believed, Nasser in Cairo powers even the barest guarantee that for greater trust and cooperation between Negro and Jewish
or Feldman in Tel Aviv before his return the divided Moslem world can be de- leaders to assure better relations.
It is indicated that little progress has been made in seeking
pended upon to support the forces that
trip to Washington?
improvement of Negro-Jewish relations and that the tensions—
Nasser has his cohorts in Moscow and stand for democracy.
pointing to an increase of prejudice among Negroes towards Jews
Yet, the policy of the White House and —arose
in the capitals of. Arab states. He is mak-
in spite of efforts by Jews to provide employment and
ing war upon Israel through many propa- the State Department is to continue aid housing for Negroes and in other ways to help them.
ganda channels and also via the schools,
Dr. Marrow has been active in the American Jewish Con-
by poisoning the minds of children. we can do is pray that it should not gress and headed its commission on community interrelations.
Quotations have just come to light from boomerang to the detriment of the United . A foreword to his book by Dr. William Menninger commends
it as the work of a uniquely qualified man.
a first reader, "Kira'ati," used in Syrian States.
Nasser Threats for 'World Consumption
Our Aid to Nasser