Around the World...
A Digest of World Jewish Happenings
from Dispatches of the Jewish. Telegraphic
Agency and Other News-Gathering Media.
NEW YORK—A 'spokesman for the New York State Commis-
sion for Human Rights said it appears the Arabian-American Oil
Company (ARAMCO) is taking steps to comply with a commission
order that it stop discriminating against Jewish applicants for
jobs . • . New York University Institute of Hebrew Studies
announced the establishment of a $1,000 annual award, the Irving
and Bertha Neuman Prize, for the best book written in Hebrew
dealing with the Hebrew language, literature or culture .. .
Hadassah announced its participation in the establishment by
Youth Aliyah of a $250,000 Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Scholar-
ship Foundation to benefit wards of the international child rescue
movement . . . Samuel H. Daroff, president of the American
Jewish League for Israel, told the League's board of directors
there was a great need to increase aid to Israel, to help the
country cope with its huge immigration and absorption prob-
lems . . . A report on the problems of prejudice in Protestant
religious education in the United States, made by the Yale Univer-
sity Divinity School, showed 43 per cent of the school lessons of
one Protestant denomination contained variations on the theme
the Jews crucified Christ . The Joseph Chapiro Teachers Institute,
a professional school for the specialized training of Hebrew day
• school teachers, was formally opened here under the auspices
of Torah Umesorah, the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools.
WASHINGTON—A bill authorizing the PostMaster General
to add George Washington's famous quotation "To Bigotry No
Sanction" to the five-cent stamp bearing the picture of the first
president was introduced into the House of Representatives by
Congressman William L. St. Onge, - Connecticut democrat . . . John
C. Vinson, 18, disciple of an American Nazi movement who is
accused of slaying. a Jewish youth, has been found sane after
mental observation at the Southwestern State. Hospital Vir-
ginia and returned to Fairfax County to stand trial on a murder
charge .. . A series of bills to amend the foreign aid legislation
of 1964 by inserting anti-bias measures, arising from Arab dis-
. crimination against Americans of Jewish faith, were introduced
by Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New York democrat.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The Connecticut Jewish Community
Relations Council announced its stand in support of an amend-
ment to the state constitution which would permit voting by
absentee ballot when an election day falls on a religious holiday.
BUFFALO—The National Federation of Hebrew Teachers and
Principals has called upon Jewish communities throughout the
country to maintain the traditional practice of conducting after-
noon Hebrew classes for four hours daily.
DENVER—A bill to broaden the present Colorado statute
against disrimination in employment was introduced in the State
House of Representatives here.
MONTREAL—The Baron de Hirsch Institute, the oldest wel-
fare organization in continuous service under Jewish communal
auspices in Canada, will celebrate its 100th birthday next .month
with special events from April 10 to May 6.
TORONTO—A judge here validated a 1958 marriage per-
formed without a civil license by a part-time cantor so that the
will of Rabbi David Friedman, who died in 1960 leaving an estate
estimated between $20,000 and $30,000, could be applied for by
the rabbi's widow, Mrs. Myrel Friedman.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Heavy prison sentences ranging from 15
to 30 years in jail for "practicing genocide" were proposed in a
new criminal code introduced in the Brazilian Chamber of Depu-
ties . . . The Israeli liner "Theodor Herzl" sailed from this port
to Haifa carrying 570 Latin Americans as immigrants_ to Israel.
Khrushchev Delivers Angry Kremlin
Speech Denying Soviet Anti-Semitism
LONDON, (JTA) — Soviet Khrushchev is not one." Mosiey-Meyer Zayata, Sruel I.
Prime Minister Nikita S. Speaking with emphasis, he Zimilevich, Isaak B. Ronis and
Khrushchev, obviously reacting said also, "personally I don't Feliks Y. Mester.
to the chorus of Western criti- think the Russian leaders are
Aother issue of the same
'cisms against his regime's poli- imbued with • anti-Semitism.
paper, dated Feb. 24, carried
cies of anti-Semitism, denied This may be found at the
an article, "One Million Un-
publicly at a meeting in the bottom of the social ladder."
derground," which referred
Kremlin Sunday that there is He said "I don't think so" to still another trial and the
any anti-Semitism in Russia, in reply to a question as to sentencing of three defend-
and cautioned Russian intellec- whether he thought there was ants with Jewish names.
tuals against "echoing" such any chance that the death sen- The exact sentence — eight
I Western - invented calumnies," tences imposed on Russian Jews years — was listed for one de-
according to Moscow dispatches on conviction on charges of fendant, M. L. Rapaport. The
!received here. The dispatches alleged economic crimes might other two listed were A. E.
I were based on reports printed be commuted to life imprison- Gelman and R. T. Zikel. The
widely in the Soviet press.
sentences for the two were not
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
given. The trial apparently took
"Everybody in Russia," said
The Jewish News)
Khrushchev, "is regarded—not . NEW YORK — Another Rus- place in Czernowitz and the
on the basis of race, religion or sian Jew has been sentenced article had a vague reference
nationality, but on the basis of to death for alleged economic to economic crimes.
class. Since the - October Revo- crimes and six others had their
lution (of 1917, when the Corn- appeal for clemency rejected Hebrew Corner
monist regime came into pow- and were then executed, ac-
er), the Jews here have enjoyed cording to reports in a Soviet
all rights equally with the rest newspaper received here Tues-
of the population. The West day.
invented the anti-Semitic issue
According to the Feb. 6
One of the important principles of
as part of its cold war incite- issue of Radinska Bukovina,
Noga Haruveni was that for every
ment against the USSR. Those p u b 1 ishe d in Czernowitz, natural object there is a use and
intellectuals who pursue this seven officials of the educa- worthiness. This principle can be use-
ful to soldiers in time of distress. He
line of the existence of a Jew- tion department in Vashko- taught
soldiers how to make a mat-
ish question in Russia are only vitz, a town in Bukovina, tress from grass, from what plants a
drink can be made, from what plants
echoing the calumnies invented were charged with embezzling a rope can be webbed, etc. The air-
of the Air Force he taught how
in the West."
25,000 rubles. The chief ac- men
to keep themselves up after a forced
The Prime Minister singled
countant's name was given landing; or after a parachute jump,
time of disaster• how to find the
out poet Yevgeny Yevtu-
as Brelinsky, a common Jew- in
water sources, which
plants can be
shenko, and the latter's poem,
ish name in the Soviet Union. eaten, how to catch animals and
without arms, etc.
"Babi Yar," for specific at-
He was sentenced to death. birds
Haruveni's parents taught him to
tack. He called Yevtushenko
The six others, whose names see the connection between the
and the Israeli nature. This
"politically immature." He
were not given, were sen- education
led him to try and under-
said the poem, which referred
tenced to varying terms of stand the Bible, by knowing the
nature of the country by trips over
to the mass murder of many._ imprisonment.
thousands of Jews buried in
The Feb. 10 issue of the
At the beginning, Noga was alone
a mass grave in the Kiev Soviet paper reported that the on the road. However, recently he
met Jacob Reshef. Both are now
suburb of Babi Yar, had Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian working together.
The fruits of their research work
failed to mention that Rus- Republic rejected the appeal
on nature and the Bible were dis-
sians, Ukrainians and other for clemency of a group of played at the First Liblical Exhibi-
non-Jews had also been vic- "economic criminals" sentenced tion of "Biblical Scenery Enter-
(the enterprise of studying
tims of Nazi slaughter during to death in Czernowitz in Octo- prises"
the Bible through visual means) that
explain the various portions
World War Two.
ber, 1962. The newspaper re-
the Bible connected with the na-
ported that the sentences were of
ture of Israel.
The display articles of the exhibi-
TEL AVIV, (JTA)—Bertrand then carried out.
of learning that will visit
While the Soviet newspaper tion
around the country and maybe
Russell, the British philosopher
through the Diaspora, are accom-
whose exchange of letters with did not give any details about panied by explanations of the por-
Soviet Premier Khrushchev on the trial, records showed that tions of the Bible in an easy and
form, in which the meaning is
I the subject of anti-Semitism in the only trial in Czernowitz for new
perceived through animal life and
Russia made world headlines "economic crimes" at that time nature of the country. In a certain
the exhibition is somewhat
last week, told an Israeli news- involved six Jews tried, con- sense,
of a study book that can draw the
. paper correspondent in London victed and sentenced for cur- youth and the nation in the country
the Diaspora to the love of the
that he did not believe the rency speculation. The defend- and
Bible and its study.
Premier was an anti-Semite.
Translation of Hebrew Column
Bronstein, Yeffin L. Margoshes, published
by Brith Ivrith Olamith,
In an interview with the
Maariv London correspondent,
Russell said: "I think there is
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a certain amount of anti-Semi- .
tism in Russia just as this is
true about other countries. I
don't think anti-Semitism is
widespread in Russia, but one
cannot tell this for certain."
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were. anti-Semites in the
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PARIS—A group of French parliamentary deputies from all
political parties pledged their support to Israel's efforts to achieve
some form of association with the European Economic Community.
. BRUSSELS—The proposed National Monument of the Jewish
Martyrs from Belgium, to commemorate the 25,000 Jews deported
to their deaths in Nazi murder camps, will be erected in Brussels
in April 1964, the sponsors announced.
LONDON—The British Foreign Office announced the termina-
tion of the appointment of Barbara Salt as ambassador to Israel
because of a leg amputation and her replacement by John G. S.
Beith, head of the North and East African Department in the
British Foreign Office since 1959 . .. John Tyndall, deputy leader
of Colin Jordan's National Socialist movement, said his party
was still negotiating with the United Arab Republic for funds to
support an anti-Jewish propaganda campaign in Britain . . . A
Labor Party pledge to continue its fight "against a re-emergence
of Fascism" in Britain was contained in a letter from George
Brown, deputy leader of the party, to the Poale Zion Executive.
BONN—West Germany's extremist, right-wing groups pose no
threat to "the existence of our liberal and democratic order,"
Minister of the Interior Herman Hoeschel declared here.
FLENSBURG—The warrant for the arrest of former SS Major
Martin Fellenz, which was issued laSt month after remission of
a portion of his prison sentence for his role in the wartime murder
of Jews in Krakow region, was suspended by the District Cotirt
JERUSALEM—Exports from Israel during the first two months
of 1963 totaled $78,000,000 in value, a $20,000,000 increase over
the value of exports in the corresponding period last year . . .
After a lull in recent Months, immigration rose steadily during.
January, reaching the highest rate in several years during Febru-
ary, the Jewish Agency reported . . . The National Religious Party
was reported to be lobbying strongly for appointment of an
observant Jew to the Israeli Supreme Court, after the legal com-
mittee of the parliament recommended an increase in court
membership from nine .justices to 10.
HAIFA—A • rieW - rsi- ael-Arab cultural community and youth
center named fOr 'the late Barnett Minsky, a New York business-
man, was dedicated-here . Persons to be deported from Israel
will, in the future, be given three days' notice and will be per-
mitted to consult a lawyer of their choice, according to regular
tions issued by Interior Minister Moshe Shapiro.
El Al Seeks
• (Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News)
TEL AVIV. Director Gen-
eral E. E. Benartzi of El Al left
Tuesday for Eur6pe to discuss
leasing the airline's strike-bound
planes and facilities to foreign
companies and to try to assem-
ble foreign crews to operate the
Advertisements placed by the
airline management in the local
press Tuesday carried messages
"air- crews wanted" as the strike
by the crews entered its second
The air crews walked out last
week during negotiations on a
new contract and the Histadrut
immediately labeled the action
a wildcat strike. Histadrut offiL
cials announced it would sup-
port El Al if the airline refused
to re-employ some of the strik-
ing air crew members. Ground
workers, stewards and hostesses
of the airline asked the Hista-
drut and the airline manage-
ment to make an effort toward
restoring normal airline func-
tioning lest some 2,000 families
be left without wage earners.
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