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November 02, 1962 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-11-02

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Paris Conference Marks
MIA's 25th Anniversary

Special • to The Jewish News

PARIS, FRANCE—Representatives of Jewish communities
throughout Europe joined with American- Jewish leaders who were
here as members of the eighth annual UJA Overseas Mission to
evaluate the results of activities conducted for relief and rehabilitation
with funds provided by the American United Jewish Appeal.
The sessions served to inaugurate the observance of the 25th
anniversary of the UJA, which will mark the activities in 1963.
Fourteen Detroiters were part of the American delegation of

Buenos Aires Gangs Shoot
at Jewish Youths; 3 Hurt

BUENOS AIRES, (JTA) — A group of
hoodlums invaded a cafe in front of the
Hebraica Club, largest Jewish social center
here, shouted "Death to Jews" and started
One Jewish youth, 18-year-old Luis Spak,
was seriously wounded. Police were summoned,
but by the time the authorities arrived, the
attackers had fled.
Two young Jewish girls were wounded by
gunfire and a Molotov cocktail was thrown into
a synagogue at Florida, a suburb of Buenos
Aires, when an anti-Semitic gang carried out
another attack .while religious services were
being conducted in the house of worship Satur-
day evening.
According to eyewitnesses, three young
men were in an automobile from which the in-
cendiary "cocktail" was tossed into the syna-
gogue which, however, was undamaged. Then
the anti-Semites opened fire at a group of
Jewish youngsters playing in front of the syna-
gogue while their parents were at worship.
Alicia Albert, 11, and Lucia Levy, 13, were
wounded. The attackers sped away in their car.

that attended the sessions here last week-end, prior to their Israel
study tour. The Detroit delegation included Israel Davidson, Charles
Gershenson, Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Hauser, Mr. and Mrs. Max M.
Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Holtzman, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Slomovitz,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack 0. Lefton and Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Levin.
Tours to Poland and Germany by two groups from the delegation
provided subjects for discussion relative to the status of the Jewries


Continued on Page 48



A Weekly Review


of Jewish .Events


Only English-Jewish Newspaper, Incorporating The Jewish Chronicle

VOL. XLI I---No. 10

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 35

November 2, 1962

Israel Con emitits
AntimuSemitis a in
orld before UN

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., (JTA) — Israel spoke up sharply at the United
Nations against anti-Semitism and racism throughout the world, pinpointing the
recent outbreaks of anti-Jewish activities of neo-Nazis and neo-Fascists in Britain
and the United States, and sharply condemning anti - Jewish religious and cul-
tural discriminations in the Soviet Union.
The Israel statement, dealing with the entire gamut of "manifestations of
racial prejudice and national and religious intolerance," was made before the
General Assembly's 110-member Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Co mm it t e e
by Michael S. Comay, permanent chairinan of Israel's delegation here. He did
not cite any country by name, but his, references to the lands involved in one
form of anti-Semitism or another were unmistakable.
The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee began this morn-
ing to debate a resolution, pending in various forms since January, 1960,
originally adopted by the Human Rights Commission's Subcommission on
Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities. Since 1960, that
draft has gone through various stages, being watered down to the draft on the -
agenda, so that the term "anti-Semitism" does not appear.
Arab representatives, backed by the Soviet bloc, were chiefly responsible
for deletion of specific mention of anti-Semitism. However, the draft is still con-
sidered a strong condemnation all forms of racism.
Comay was the opening speaker in the committee debate on this issue. He
expressed Israel's feelings that the- text should "express reference- to anti-Semitism"
and requested not only that the resolution be adopted but also that the Assembly
instruct the United Nations Secretary-General to report to the Assembly in 1963
on what steps, if any, member states had taken to wipe out anti-Semitism.
Without naming the USSR, but aiming directly at the Kremlin regime,
Comay told the committee: "I refer to what may broadly be termed cultural
discrimination: cases where minority groups are denied the freedom and fa-
cilities to maintain their distinctive language, literature and traditions. It is
painful for us to state that a large section of the Jewish people has been
singled out for such discrimination, in a land which officially recognizes the
identity of each ethnic, national and religious group within its borders — in-


Continued on Page. 3

Eves of World Jewry Focus on Israel
France in Coming Rescue Work Efforts

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This is the design of the poster announcing Jewish Book Month,
to be held Nov. 16 - Dec. 16 under the national auspices of the
Jewish Book Council of the National Jewish Welfare Board
(JWB) and under the local auspices of Jewish Conununity Cen-
ters, synagogues, Jewish schools and libraries and other Jewish
institutions. In observance of Jewish Book Month the Jewish
Book Fair and Arts Festival is to held at the Jewish Center,
Nov. 3-20, an annual event which has received national acclaim
for its excellence in quality and community response. See
related stories on Page 38 and Editorial, Page 4.

PARIS, France.—In this vital year in the efforts for Jewish rescue work, as
American Jewry is about to commence the 25th anniversary year of the United
Jewish Appeal, the eyes of world Jewry must be riveted upon two points — upon
Israel, the brave little land that has received, is receiving and is ready to continue
in the future to welcome newcomers, no matter how large their numbers, regard-
less of the countries of their origin; and France, where so many escapees and ex-
pellees froth many lands are at present located.
Not since the great exodus from concentration camps, since the establishment
of displaced persons camps in post-war Europe and since the then-superhuman ef-
fort to rebuild millions of broken lives and to reconsecrate their existence as Jews,
—not since the years that followed immediately after the defeat of the Nazis has
there been in evidence such ,a tragic conditiOn involving homeless refugees.
It is in evidence in France, and figures here speak louder than words. It is
to be found in the increase of 50 per cent in France's Jewish population, f r o in
1957 to 1962 — due to the influx of Algerian Jews who haVe fled from the anti-
French attitude of the newly-emerging independent Algerian state, as well as a
large number of other Jews from areas in several parts of the world.

Continued on Page 48

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