There It Is . . .
the Promised Land .. .
Eager for a new start in life, this immigrant family
looks hopefully toward the shores of Israel and the
opportunities that await them for a new life . . .
Happy but anxious about the future awaiting them,
they have come to the shores of Israel with the aid
of the United Jewish Appeal, with the encourage-
ment of the Detroit Allied Jewish Campaign.
The Jewish News dedicates this issue, and the
Special Supplements on. Pages 1 to 12 in Section B,
between Pages 18 and 19 in the Main Section, to
the 25th anniversary of the United Jewish Appeal
and to the annual Allied Jewish Appeal to be
officially inaugurated next Tuesday evening.
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Blame 'Blind Eye' to Nasser
Ambition for M.E. War Danger
Syrian Gunfire: For Fun?'
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
TEL AVIV—Syrian gunners opened fire Monday on three tractors
working in the demilitarized zone between Ein Gev and Tel Katzir in the
Lake Tiberias area, in the first border incident since the latest coup in
Syria. The shooting against the tractors, which were preparing fields for
summer crops, lasted about ten minutes. Then, when the tractor drivers
were preparing to leave the area, the Syrians again started shooting. The
firing was not returned and the tractors were finally removed from the
danger area. It was the first gunfire in the sector for almost six months.
Israel entered a complaint with the Mixed Armistice Commission, but
United Nations observers did not conduct an investigation because "this
was not requested by Israel." Israeli sources indicated a belief that the
only reason for the attack might have been a desire of Syrian commanders
to let their troops "have some fun" or a possible desire of Syria's new
regime to have a record of having made an attack on Israel to benefit its
standing with other Arab countries.
Threats that the unified Arab armies will 'aim at Israel's destruction
and the gains made by Abdel Gamal Nasser in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, again
have forced major world attention on the Middle East, with Israel as a
possible target in a war-threatening situation.
A JTA report from Washington states that while State Department
officials declined to comment on the developments, assurances were voiced
that the United States was devoted to the preservation of Israel. Pro-Israel
sentiments in Congress were emphasized and hope for preservation of peace
was centered in Secretary of State Dean Rusk's emphasis on America's
interest in the security of Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Nevertheless, the proposed unified military command embracing Egypt,
Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Algeria, reportedly suggested by Iraqi Deputy
Premier Ali Saleh Saadi, head of the Baghdad delegation at the meeting
held in Damascus, capital of Syria, is believed now to be pointing to threats
to the security of Jordan and Saudi Arabia, which still are backing the
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Allied Jewish Campaign Opens Formally Tuesday;
Dr. Wm. Haber, Joseph Meyerhoff Guest Speakers
Two distinguished national Jewish leaders; Prof. William Haber, of the
department of economics at the University of Michigan, president of World
ORT, and Joseph Meyerhoff of Baltimore, national chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal, will be the guest .speakers at the dinner that will mark the
formal opening of the 1963' Allied Jewish Campaign, at 7 p.m. next Tuesday;
at the Jewish Community Center, Charles H. Gershenson, campaign chair-
Dr. Haber, one of the nation's foremost economists and a keen analyst
of the Jewish scene, has played a leading role in advancing the objectives of
ORT and in spurring the expansion of the movement for the establishment
of vocational - training schools and centers for many thousands of young Jews
who would otherwise have been totally declassed in the lands where they
have -been deprived of economic opportunities.
Prof. Haber is a member of the executive board of the American Jewish
Committee and of the national council of the Joint Distribution Committee.
In his professional field he specializes in manpower, industrial relations and
social security problems.. He has been chairman of the Michigan Emergency
Relief program, special assistant to the U. S. Director of the Budget and a
member of the Federal Advisory CoUncil on Employment Security, and has
been an advisor to Michigan Governors.
Meyerhoff has been a leader - in national American Jewish affairs for
more than 20 years and has held many importnt communal posts in his
native city of Baltimore. He has helped mobilize support for UJA since 1940,
- served as chairman of the Jewish Welfare Fund in Baltimore, was a member
of-the UJA Leaders' Mission to Israel in 1949 and witnessed, at the time, the
arrival of refugees who had begun to pour into the State of Israel.
"I saw those who had known oppression and the worst kind of suffering
living in tent cities," Meyerhoff recalls, "and I determined to do everything
I could to help them rebuild their lives and to assure a future for their
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Meyerhoff is a vice-chairman of the Jewish Agency for
Israel, Inc., which has the responsibility for selecting those pro-
grams in Israel for which UJA's philanthropic dollars are spent.
A vigorous advocate of helping Israel to reach economic
viability, in 1950 he joined the board of the Palestine Economic
Corporation, and has been serving as President of the corpora-
tion since 1957.
Meyerhoff has served as president of the Associated Jewish
Charities of Baltimore, the operating and planning body for all
local Jewish health, welfare, group and social casework agen-
cies. He is the honorary president of the Jewish Welfare Furid
which allocates funds to national and overseas Jewish agencies:
He is prominently known as a home-builder and real estate
developer of imagination and enterprise.
Formerly a member of the State Board of Public Welfare,
since 1957 he has been chairman of the Maryland State Plan-
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. DR. WILLIAM HABER
. JOSEPH MEYERHOFF