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December 21, 1962 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-12-21

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, December 21, 1962 —

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How Deep Is Anti-Semitism in England?

By SAMUEL J. GOLDSMITH, tial danger in times of social
JTA Correspondent in London stress or economic recession.
(Copyright 1962, Jewish Telegraphic
Now we have for the first
Agency, Inc.)
LONDON — There has never time something approaching a
been a scientific survey of anti- scientific survey. Far from com-
Semitism in Britain. Anti-Semi- plete; here and there wrongly
tism, or whatever there is of it, pitched; but it is an honest
was resisted in various ways by piece of work by people who
Jews and non-Jews, but there know about the subject.
Some of the points in this
was never an attempt to discover
how deeply rooted it is, which survey are valid for all coun-
strata of the population it af- tries of t h e Diaspora, of
fects, what concrete forms it course. Anti-Semitic move-
takes and how great is its poten- ments in various countries

Best Wishes for a Happy Hanukah

PHILLIPS SHOE COMPANY

Northland Center
Eastland Center
Broadway cor. Gratiot

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Holiday Good Cheer

PHIWP'S WASTE OIL PICK-UP

AND ROAD OILING SERVICE, INC.

The Largest Pick-Up Fleet in the Midwest

VI 3-1700

3901 Wyoming in Dearborn













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Hanukah Greetings

PROGRESS ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO.

DI 1-2880

18225 Schaefer

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Season's Greetings

CATHERINE RAE, INC.

Drive-Aways

KE 4-0610

25254 Grand River, Redford, Mich.

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Greetings on the Holiday

STAR STEEL SUPPLY CO.

TW 3-7000

3855 East Outer Dr.

Greetings and Best Wishes on the Holiday

STEPHENSON BUILDING

Select Vacancies Now Available

TR 5-9240

West Grand Blvd. at Cass

Holiday Greetings

THE WALTER CARROLL COMPANY

Painters-Decorators Since 1907

VI 3-1400

110 N. Waterman

Hanukah Greetings

CHECKER BAR-B-Q

Ribs - Chicken - Shrimp

2919 Brush—Downtown

20135 Livernois—Uptown

Speedy Delivery

UN 4-7700

TE 3-1100

Happy Hanukah to Our Friends and Patrons

Cohen & Son Kosher Meat & Poultry Market

26035 Coolidge

LI 7-4121

Hanukah Greetings

CURNOW MORTGAGE CORP.

10434 W. 7 Mile Rd.

UN 4-3210

are strikingly similar.
All three major parties, the
Conservative (or Tory) Party,
the Liberal Party and the La-
bor Party, are theoretically free
of anti-Semitism. It would be
abhorent to anyone of them to
exploit the latent dislike of
minorities for political ends.
At the same time, there are
individual anti - Semites in all
the three parties. They would
not be permitted to preach anti-
Semitism within the party, but
the party does not take action
against them. Thus: a Labor
party member would be up be-
fore the executive committee
and probably expelled after a
warning, if he was, say, a Corn-
munist or Fascist. But he would
be left alone if he was an anti-
Semite. This same goes for the
other two parties. In other
words, anti-Semitism is not an
offense against the party rules.
T h e avowed anti-Semites
are concentrated in the Brit-
ish National-Socialist Move-
ment, the League of Empire
Loyalists, the Northern Eur-
opean Ring. As to Mosley's
National Union of Fascists,
Sir Oswald Mosley himself
has stated that he no longer
has any quarrel with the Jews
as a group. However, many
of his followers are known
anti-Semites.
None of these anti-Semitic
groups has any political influ-
ence. In fact, they have no
member of Parliament between
them, nor even an Alderman
or Councillor on any of the
local authorities.
Economic anti - Semitism i s
more of a problem for British
Jews, though not a pressing one.
The Trades Advisory Council,
a Jewish body designed to fight
discrimination in trade (as well
as to guide its Jewish mem-
bers), has some figures to
offer on this score. During the
last 15 years, there were an
average of •16 recorded cases
of economic discrimination
against Jews in Britain, such
as refusal to employ Jews, or
refusal to deal with Jews. The
Arab boycott does not come
within this bracket. There are
some firms who adhere to the
rules of the boycott, but they
do so to obtain contracts; they
cannot be classified as anti-
Semites in the ordinary sense.
There is much more social
discrimination than econom-
ic. Its main area is the lower
middle class. A number of
suburban golf clubs and tennis
clubs do not accept Jews as
members, but you will find
that the most exclusive social
clubs and sports clubs do not
bar Jews.
The captain of the Royal and
Ancient, the most exalted golf
club in the world, is a Jew.
The survey is touchy about
anti-Semitism on the stage, in
films and in literature. Some
British Jews are even sensitive
about Shakespeare and Dickens.
It is generally accepted that
nothing could possibly be done
in England about Shakespeare
and Dickens, even if Shylock
and Fagin were doing harm,
which is a debatable point.
Those who tried to bowlderize
Shakespeare became figures of
fun and derision. Shakespeare
does not spare the English and
the Scots, and we too have got
to live with the Bard. The same
goes for Dickens.
All in all, the situation in
England is not as bad as it
would seem from the press re-
p o r t s of violence in public
places, court cases and deputa-
tions to members of the Gov-
ernment by Jewish leaders. In
reality these are isolated cases,
as are occasional daubings on
synagogues walls.
Nevertheless, Jews as well
as non-Jews want the Public
Order Act amended so as to
make incitement to racial and
religious hatred a punishable
offense. This also concerns Neg-
roes, Roman Catholics and oth-
er minorities — and ultimately
the nation as a whole.

We Extend Warm Hanukah Greetings
To Our Many Friends

ROSSEN-POSS AGENCY, Inc

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Nathan P. Rossen & Benjamin J. Poss

Complete Insurance Service

DI 1-7300

18685 Wyoming, Detroit 21

Holiday Greetings From

ROBIN HOOD'S

Where Only the Finest and Best Foods Are Served

20176 Livornois

11/2

blocks south of 8 Mile Road — Open 24 Hours UN 2-9762

Happy Hanukah

ROSE-HILL BUILDERS, Inc.

14201 W. 8 Mile Road

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Happy Hanukah to Our Friends and Patrons

S &

C RESTAURANT

Oak Park Shopping Center
9 Mile Rd., at Coolidge — Open 24 Hrs.

Exceptional Food — Expert Fast Service
Appetizing Menu — Surprisingly Low Prices

Best Wishes for a Happy Hanukah
To All Our Friends and Patrons

SERVICE OFFICE SUPPLY CO., Inc.

TA 6-6600

3511 West Fort Street

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Holiday. Good Cheer

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SKORE'S KOSHER MEAT & POULTRY

Quality and Service

DI 1-2840

13514 W. 7 Mile Rd.

Happy Hanukah

CADIEUX APPLIANCE SERVICE

15349 Wyoming

863-8424

Sincere Wishes for a Most Happy Holiday

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Custom Collision Work on All Makes of Cars
ALL WORK GUARANTEED

8524 Dunbarton Rd., near Grand River TY 8-5600

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Best Wishes for a Happy Hanukah

To Our Customers and Friends

DRAKE
PRINTING CO.

2000 W. 8 Mile Rd., Ferndale,, Mich.

JO 4-5750

LI 5-6600

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