Soviet Clergy Deny "'nal Iirith Charge
of Recurrence of Blood Libel Pogroms
cLo Alter Xnows
LONDON, (JTA)—The Soviet ; ing to the charge, she was ar- hara Jews. This is certainly a
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press agency Novosti has circu- rested and formally charged regrettable fact but what is to
lated - this week-end a joint with abduction and murder and be done about it? Although the
statement issued in Uzbekistan reports of the arrest touched state and we, the clergy, are
off mob rioting against the making every e f f or t to get
by Jewish and Moslem clergy- Margelan Jews. It turned out people to stop heavy drinking
men denying reports issued by that the child had been kid- and fighting, incidents entail-
IMPERIAL, CHRYSLER, PLYMOUTH,
the Bnai Brith at a press con- napped but by a Moslem woman. ing both sometimes occur. Cer-
ference in Washington 1 a s t The denial in the Moscow tain people painstakingly am-
month that "blood libel" Po - joint statement took the form plify this hooliganism to make
groms on Jews took place in ; of a query: "What did in fact it fit into the category of
the two Uzbekistan cities of happen in Margelan? A little `religious strife' and are trying
Tashkent and Margelan.
Uzbek girl was reported miss- to prove that there is some
The denial made no reference ing. The panic-stricken parents kind of religious feud between
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to the blood ritual libels. The I were frantic with worry. The Moslems and Jews."
closest it got to the specific state authorities took every
charges was to refer to "rumors measure to find the child. The
of some kind of strife" between search lasted for days. It finally
Jews and Moslems arising from turned out that the girl had
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"some misunderstanding on re- been kidnapped by an Uzbek
ligious grounds." The joint woman from Andizhan who was
Jewish-Moslem clergy statement mentally unbalanced because of
said the "rumors" were "abso- sterility. Does this incident offer
lutely untrue" and the facts any grounds for religious strife?
reported were "fabricated."
Of course it does not."
The Guardian here carrying
In Tashkent, the Bnai Brith
the. Soviet denial, points out
charged, the Jews were as-
that the Moscow joint Jewish-
saulted last May 9 following
Moslem statement avoids men-
spread of a rumor that Abigai
tion of the relevant facts and
B a n g i e v a, a '70-year-old
therefore "adds plausibility"
woman who runs a small
to the original reports.
shop, had taken blood from
The joint statement referred the ear of a Moslem girl for
to reports involving both cities. use in a Passover ritual. Wild
The Bnai Brith had charged rioting against the Jews of
that in Margelan, a Jewish Tashkent followed.
woman named Mazol Yusupova
The joint statement, in its
was accused of having kid- c omment on this charge, said:
napped and killed the two-year- `On May 9 last year, a fight
old child of a Margelan Moslem b roke out between an Uzbek
for a "ritual murder." Accord- a nd his neighbors, three Bok-
See the New 1963
French Prelate Seeks to Promote
Catholic-Jewish Ecumenical Spirit
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
self "a supporter" of both
Father Dufour and Dr. Metzger.
PARIS—A leading prelate o f He added that "the importance
France expressed support Tues of this discdssion is such that
day night for promotion of a we must hope for a renewal of
Catholic-Jewish e cum en i c a 1 it."
Rabbi Kling was more guard-
spirit and for the closest rela
in his contribution to the
tionships between the tw 0 discussion.
He paid tribute to
the cardinal's anti-Natzi stand
Cardinal Geller of Lyons too k during the occupation and said,
that stand in presiding at a "We Jews have carefully fol-
meeting of Catholic, Protestan lowed the proceedings of the
and Jewish clergy in his Se e Ecumenical Conncil with pas-
which was convened to discus sionate interest. We took no
"Whether a Jewish-Christia n part in what was an internal
ecumenical spirit can exist.' Christian affair but we know it
The two principal Jewish repre has favored a climate which
sentatives were Chief Rabb helps mutual understandings."
Kling of Lyons and Prof. A
The initiative of Cardinal Ger-
AShkenazi, director the French Her
followed Catholic • attacks
on anti-missionary development
A Jesuit priest, Father Leo n n in Israel. These have been
Dufour, cited the writings of severely denounced by the Cath-
Sait Paul "Who lived in his ow olic French Daily La Croix
person a Catholic-Jewish ecu which assailed "anti-Catholic"
menical spirit" to argue that propaganda in Israel for which
`co-existence is possible and it blamed the Israeli Ministry
we must look for a common for Religious Affairs.
Jewish organization in Paris
Dr. A. Metzger, a protestant have indicated they hoped that
p astor, went farther in declar- such missionary differences in
ng that while a Christian-Jew- Israel would be settled soon to
sh religious syncretism could enable them to continue to
n ot be hoped for "it is impos- work for closer Jewish-Catholic
ible to achieve Christian unity ties in France.
w ithout the participation of the
J ewish religion. Cardinal fier-
The University of Michigan's
1 ier, who has been credited with Institute of Science and Tech-
0 pposing the Nazi occupation nology conducts an industrial
n France and with saving development research program
ountless Jewish lives during to aid the growth of Michigan
t he occupation, declared him- industry.
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