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February 01, 1963 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-02-01

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Bnai Brith Youth
Assail Pessimists
of Jewry's Future

Court Dismisses Plea for Re-Trial
of Kastner-Gruenwald Case in Israel

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
with the Nazis and gave Gruen-
to The Jewish News)
statement t a k i n g issue wit h
JERUSALEM — S u p re m e wald a one-year suspended jail
American Jews who are pess Court President Yitzhak Olshan sentence. Kastner was assassi-
rnistic about the future of Jud a- dismissed Tuesday a petition nated near his home in Tel
ism in this country was issue d for a re-trial of the Kastner- Aviv early in 1957.
here following a three-day co n- Gruenwald case in which Mal- • In rejecting the petition for
ference of the national execs t- kiel Gruenwald, a Hungarian a new trial by Gruenwald's at-
tive committee of the Bnai Brit h immigrant, was found guilty of torney, S'hmuel Tamir, Justice
Youth Organization.
libeling Israel Kastner, war- Olshan accepted the recommen-
The last session of the confe r- time Hungarian Jewish .leader, dation of the Attorney General
ence took place with the partic i- by calling him a Nazi collabora- that the claim of new evidence
uncovered during the trial of
pation of about 20 leaders o f tor.
Adolf Eichmann in 1961 was
the Washington Jewish commu
Gruenwald had at first been not valid.
Tamir had asked for the new
"Not only is the current statu s given a token fine by the Jeru-
of the American-Jewish commu salem District Court which de- trial on the basis of a transcript
of an interview given by Eich-
pity much healthier than th e
disciples of doom would pain t had sold his soul to the devil." mann to a Dutch journalist
it, but the future prospects ar The Israel Supreme Court, how- some years before he was cap-
even brighter, because of th ever, in ruling on an appeal of tured in Argentina which, Ta-
many evidences of growing corn the case in 1958, cleared Kast- mir said, proved that Kastner
mitment to 'Judaism by t h e ner's motives in his dealings helped •to send masses of Hun-
Ybunger generation," the join t
youth-adult statement said.
"Rising membership in Jew-
ish yoUth organizations and
e wish youth's continuing

for new answers to old
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
ing an envoy to Israel at this
questions are among the most
to The Jewish News)
WASHINGTON — The State time."
positive signs that an over-
* * *
whelming majority of young Department • Wednesday official-
Israel For-
American Jews feel secure in
Kennedy planned to send a spe- eign Ministry spokesman denied
their JeWishness."
The BBYO leaders, who rep- cial envoy to Israel to nego- reports in- the Israel press of a
resent the organization's more tiate with Prime Minister Ben- United States prOposal for the
than 43,000. members, and the Gurion on the return of the settlement of the Arab refugee
problem involving the return of
Washington Jewish community Arab refugees.
A department spokesman said, 120,000 refugees.
leaders who include past and
The spokesman also said he
'current local. and national Jew- "We know of no plans of send-
_knew nothing about the report-
ish organization presidents and
ed arrival shortly of a high
:executive board members, con- Fete Judge Proskauer
Washington official. .
ceded that there were still nega-
While no details have been dis-
tives in the preSent situation. on 85th Birthday as
-closed concerning the recent con-
"Wore and more synagogues are AJC Launches Drive
'being built by local Jewish com-
NEW YORK (JTA) — Judge sultations held here with the
munities every , year, but what Joseph M. Proskauer was hon- participation of Israel's Ambas-
sador to Washington Avraham
.is still lacking is a concrete pro- ored on his 85th birthday, at Harman
- and United Nations
gram deSigned to 'attract and re-
a dinner here,, delegations
head Ambassador
tain youth - in. leadership roles,"
or six de c- Michael Comay, and although it
the statement said.
ades of serv is known that the consultations
It also cited the . need for an
i ce e to com-
were prompted by American ini-
improved -Curriaultitri -of Jewish -
munal, philan tiative aimed at breaking the
education, "Despite evidence - of
thropicand refugee. deadlock, it is under-
'growing enrollment' in Jewish
human rights stood that no new proposals have
Schools," said the youth - adult
causes by so far been submitted by Wash-
Statement, "most curricula still
leaders of the ington.
fail to meet the needs of today's
It is also known that contacts
sophisticated younger genera-
Jewish C o m- between Israel and the United
tion." The statement urged the
States on the problem were to
development of special courses
United N
be renewed with the return of
geared to modern-thinking teen-
tions S ecr e- Ambassador Harman to Wash-
agers. In this connection, it said
t a r y General ington. It is believed here that
-also that Jewish youth organiza-
U Thant, in a the United States will not ask
message, e x- Israel to take in a specific num-
tions through their informal edu-
cational programs "are doing a
pressed his ber of refugees as a unilateral
"appreci- concession and without a move
'better job generally of attracting
Proskauer ation of Judge representing part of settlement
and holding the interest of Jew-
ish youth."
Proskauer's contributions to the agreement. It is understood that
There was a consensus be- propagation of human rights in so far Israel's contacts with the
tween the youth leaders and the world." Proskauer, as presi- United States and consultations
their adult conference partners dent of the American Jewish on the issue- here have centered
that the establishment of Is- Committee in 1945, led the fight on the question of a general ap-
rael "has been a major factor for the inclusion of human proach.
in helping to develop a feeling rights provision in the UN
of security among Jewish Charter.
Jacob Blaustein, honorary Brazilian Police
youth and adults alike" and
that continued support of Is- president of the Committee, for- Urged to Act on
rael by American Jewry was mer U.S. delegate to the United
"an obligation and a privi- Nations, hailed Judge Pros- Racist Terrorists
lege. "But, they said, one of kauer's "revovlutionary concept
the greatest needs is the crea- that the protection of human leading Brazilian daily newspaper
tion of "an American-Jewish rights was a matter of inter- sharply condemned the recent
culture not dominated by the national concern, not the ex- outbreak of attacks against a
needs and aspirations of Is- clusive province of individual number of Jewish owned busi-
nesses and a Jewish community
The dinner at the Plaza Hotel center in Salvador, the capital of
The youth - adult conference
participants also had praise for celebrating Judge Proskauer's Bahia province.
In an editorial published in
the growing number of adults 85th year was held in connec-
"who are flocking in increasing tion with the American Jewish 0 Jornal do Rio de Janeiro, the
numbers to . Jewish education Committee's 1963 Appeal for paper called for vigorous action
courses." Such a development, Human Relations, a nationwide by the police in putting an end
they said, is helping to "bring fund-raising effort to support to such _attacks, the first anti-
outbreaks ever to have
youth and adults closer together the Committee's diversified hu- Jewish
as both continue their Jewish man relations program at home occurred in Bahia.
Brazilian police suspect an or-
and abroad, A. M. Sonnabend of
Boston, president of the Com- ganized group of anti-Semitic ter-
are responsible for the in-
In 1907 the Jewish Old Folks' mittee, is national general chair- rorists
cidents in which the Jewish es-
-Home was incorporated. It is man of the Appeal.
tablishments were fired on by
now the Jewish Home for Aged,
persons armed with hunting
a Jewish Welfare Federation Ben-Gurion Confined
rifles. Some 500 Jewish families
member agency.
to Bed with Cold
live in Salvador.
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
Noting that similar attacks
to The Jewish News)
had been quickly stamped out in
JERUSALEM — Prime Minis- other areas by energetic police
• s,T oci•
ter David Ben-Gurion has been action and the pressure of public
confined to bed since Saturday, opinion, the paper called for
when he contracted a cold and equally energetic police action
slight temperature, it was re- against the terrorists responsible
ported here Tuesday.
for the Salvador attacks, "who
The Premier, who did not at- have been led astray by false
tend Sunday's regular cabinet prejudice against a people and a
meeting, has canceled most of race which had contributed Much
Milan Wineries, De troit, Mick. _
his engag eme n ts.
the progress,of,humani •::

State Department Denies Plans
to Seek Return of Arab Refugees

Not like the-. former genera-,
tions are the later generations.
Berachoth 35.

garian Jews to their doom in
consideration for permission to
send a few hundred Jews in-
cluding Kastner's own relatives,
to Palestine.
Justice Olshan held that it
would be a miscarriage of jus-
tice to reopen the trial on the
basis of a questionable inter-
view without the possibility of
examining Eichmann and Kast-
ner. He noted that at the Gruen-
wald trial Kastner claimed the
transcript was not an accurate
record of the interview.


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