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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-03-29

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Allied Campaign Report Meetings Start Today

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A Weekly Review

Commentary
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Ritual of

Remembrance

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f Jewish Events

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Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper—Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

Vol. XLI 1 1, No. 5

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tElitp'.. - Ncizi. Group Threatening
omb Scare Hunted in London

Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News

USSR Jews Arrested for
Matzoh Baking at Home;
Accused of 'Speculations'

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

LONDON—Eight Jews have been arrested in Moscow
during the past few days for baking matzohs in their
homes. The Daily Telegraph reported here Wednesday
from Moscow that "nc..7!s of the arrests reached Jewish
authorities in Britain list week."
. The report indicated that Mosc o w police also con-
fiscated the machinery used for baking and cutting the
matzoh and that. the arrested Jews were charged with
"illegal manufacture of .foodstuffs and speculation." The
arrests were reported to have caused widespread concern
among Moscow's Jewish population.
It was recalled that on March 16 Chief Rabbi Yehuda
Levine of Moscow announced to his congregation that the
state bakeries would for a second year not bake matzohs,
that matzoh baking on a community basis would not be
allowed by the authorities and that he was advising Jews
to bake matzohs. in their homes.

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(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

GENEVA—A document referring to restrictions on
Jewish life in the Soviet Union and particularly to the
closing down of synagogues in Russia was presented
Wednesday to the Commission on Human Rights, at its
current session here, by the International Union of Chris-
tian Democrats. It appealed against Soviet taxes on priests
and ministers, .insisting on the need to provide the possi-
bility to any people in any country to build and maintain
places of worship. . .
An attack also came from Enrique Carbo, legal ad-
visor to the delegation from Ecuador. Under the rules of
the Commission's procedures, he did not mention any
country by name. But he obviously aimed at the USSR
as his target when he told the Commission it must study
"the situation of minorities in multi-national states."

LONDON—London police detectives and explosives experts completed their
investigation Tuesday into reports that an "elite" group of British National Socialists
had been testing bombs for use in a terror campaign, and immediately launched a hunt
for the bombers.
A senior police official said that "if these explosives are what we think they are
they could cause catastrophe in an enclosed space and in a crowil.ed room they
could kill."
The Daily Mail previously reported that one of its reporters watched nine of the
neo-Nazis in a foreign hideout in Britain celebrate the 30th anniversary of the seizure of
power by Hitler with ceremonies that included a series of bomb tests.
Miss Alice Bacon, the Labor Party's Home Affairs spokesman, said she was
planning to place before Parliament a question on the bomb tests. She said "It is
monstrous that Fascists can behave in this way."
AsSuring British Jewry of his "abhorrence" of all views "calculated to spread
recial doctrines," Henry Brooke, Britain's Home Secretary, expressed his view that the
present law against racial incitement probably does not need amendment, but may be
revised to increase penalties for violations of the Public Order Act of 1936. He made his
statements as the principal speaker at the annual general meeting of the Anglo-Jewish
Association here. •
Pointing to jail sentences on neo-Fascists like Colin Jordan and John Tyndall, and
noting that he realizes that "Jews are especially sensitive" to Fascist propaganda,
Brooke said he had promised Parliament he would propose amendment of such revisions.
The present law, he held, "can deal with incitement to racial hatred" but "as soon
as an opportunity occurs, we shall seek to increase the penalties provided" in the older
legislation.
R. N. Carvalho, president of the Association, told the meeting he was encouraged -
by recent court decisions against racist incitement. He noted a recent headline in the
Times of London which stated: "Jew-Baiting to be Punished."
The Daily Herald, editorially discussing Brooke's address, noted: "Brooke
certainly is not hurrying" on the issue. The newspaper urged members of Parliament
"to do some prodding" and pass a bill making public preaching of racism and hatred an
"offense in itself."
The Guardian also expressed disappointment over Brooke's position, pointing out
that it is seven months since the House of Commons held a debate on the issue,
announcing that stiffer penalties would be imposed against racist incitements.

Germany Incurs Wrath • for Efforts -
0 Scientists in Nasser's Weapons.
Build4Jp; Adenauer Investigates

Rabbi Issar Unterman Slated for
Israel Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi Post

BONN (JTA)—Dr. Konrad Adenauer, West German. Chancellor, requeSted a
complete report on the activities of German scientists at work on Egyptian weapons
programs. He sent his request to officials here from his vacation place at Caderabia,
Northern Italy.

JERUSALEM—Israel's parliament paved the way Monday night
for elections for a new Chief Rabbinate to be held within the next six
months, by passing the' first reading of a government bill for that
purpose.
The bill would empower the Justice Minister and the Religious
Affairs Minister to formulate regulations for an electoral college and
for a nominating committee. Details of arrangements for the college
and the committee have been the subject of protracted negotiations
between Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion's Mapai Party and the
National Religious Party. A deadlock on such details has left the
office of the Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi vacant since the death several
years ago of Rabbi Isaac Halevi Herzog.
The proposed legislation would increase the membership of Is-
rael's Supreme Religious Council—headed by the Ashkenazic and
Sephardi Chief Rabbis—from eight to 12. The Electoral College would
be increased from 72 to 120.

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An inter-Ministerial Committee, representing various cabinet ministries, will
discuss the matter.

Gunther von Hase, State Secretary of the Government Information Office,
declared that, according to information obtained by the government, the German
scientists in Egypt are not at work on atomic, bacteriological or enemical weapons.
He said they were merely "assisting" in the production of ground rockets or jet
propulsion instruments.
At present, he declared, there was doubt whether any legal steps could be
taken against those scientists, but he said that the subject would be looked into.
However, he did not indicate what he meant by "legal" steps.
Der Spiegel, Hamburg news-magazine, revealed details about the Egyptian
rocketry program which resulted in the public exhibit, in July, 1962, of Egypt's
rockets. The weapons, stated the usually well-informed periodical, were devel-
oped by German and Austrian scientists brought to Egypt with the help of a
Swiss agency known as Meco--the Mechanical Corporation—which is an enterprise
headed by a 44-year-old Egyptian armament millionaire, named Hassan Sayed
Kamil. He holds a Swiss passport and is one of the most important agents for
Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, Der Spiegel said.
The news-magazine added that Meco had drawn employment contracts for
about 250 German, Austrian and Swiss technicians. • Among them are 11 members
of the Stuttgart Research Institute fpr Jet Propulsion.
Foreign Ministry officials admitted work was proceding in Egypt on an experi-
mental nuclear research reactor under a West German-Egyptian pact signed in
December, 1960. They added that the reactor was not yet operative and that, when
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Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News

Retroactive tenure would be provided to the present religious council whose
tenure expired two years ago. The religious council would be authorized to name
four of the eight members of the nominating committee, with the other four to be
named by the government. One of the four will be a Supreme Court Justice who
will be chairman with the deciding vote in the event of a tie.
According to current speculation, the Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Nissim
will be uncontested to succeed himself. Rabbi Issar Unterman, Tel Aviv Chief
Rabbi, will be the unoppoSed candidate to succeed the late Rabbi Herzog as Ash-
kenazi Chief Rabbi.
It was rumored that Rabbi Shlomo Goren, army senior chaplain, and Jerusalem
Chief Rabbi Obadia Yosef, who were among those mentioned for the Chief Rab-
binate, will succeed Rabbi Unterman and the current vacant post of Sephardic
Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv respectively.

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