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March 29, 1963 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-03-29

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, March 29, 1963 — 8

Herat Party Gets Agency Status; National Council of Jewish Women Discusses Education
MINNEAPOLIS _(JHA)—Mrs. rael, she said, now in its 15th Jewish Culture, deplored the
Tackles Soviet, S. American Issues Charles Hymes, president of the year,
is support for the Hebrew American Jewish community's

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
Tile Jewish News)

sed faith that the Latin Ameri-
can peoples faithful to their
democratic ideas would awaken
to the danger threatening that
Satisfaction was voiced over
the "growing Aliyah" from
Latin America and viewed it as
an expression of the national
consciousness of Latin Ameri-
can Jewry "which thus gives
the Zionist answer to anti-
Semitic manifestations and ob-
jectives 'developments which
may, threaten Jewish communi-
ties." The Israel government
was asked to increase its efforts
for absorption of immigrants
from Latin American countries.
In a concluding address, Dr.
Nahum Goldmann, president of
the World Zionist Organization,
touched on the issue of West
German scientists working for
the Nasser regime; said that
Germany more than .any other
country should be sufficiently
sensitive to the issues -to for-
bid its nationals to participate
in this kind of "socalled scien-
tific work," and added hope
that a large part of the Ger-
man people were aware of this.

JERUSALEM—After a day of
debate and negotiations in the
steering committee of the World
Zionist Actions Committee, the
delegates voted Wednesday to
give memberships to the Herut
Party on the Jewish Agency Ex-
ecutive. The vote was 53 to 47.
One feature of the debate was
a proposal by Dr. Israel Gold-
stein, former American Gen-
eral Zionist leader, that the
steering committee allow one
Herut representative on the ex-
ecutive instead of the two, which
the party had demanded.
Representatives of Israel's
three labor parties — Mapai,
Mapam and Achdut Avodah --
declared in a statement to the
plenary that they were opposed
to Herut membership. They con-
tended that the composition of
the Jewish Agency Executive
was the outcome of an under-
standing between the coalition
parties at the last Zionist Con-
gress which should not be upset
now. However, it was clear that
the labor parties had dropped a
threat to resign from the ex-
ecutive if the Herut Party was
given membership.
Dr. Joseph Schechtman was Hebrew University
named to be the rightwing par-
ty's member on the executive. Is One of Israel's
(Rabbi Isaac Stollman of De- `Precious Assets'
troit attended the Actions Com-
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News)
mittee meetings.)
A demand that the West
German government do every- president of the Hebrew Uni-
thing in its power to end the versity, told the university's
"criminal occupation" of Ger- board of governors Monday
man scientists helping Egypt night that there were 8,000 stu-
to prepare weapons of destruc- dents and 1,100 teachers at the
tion for Israel was voiced in university, comprising one of
a resolution adopted at the Israel's "most precious assets."
A record total of 921 students
final session Wednesday.
The resolution called on all were graduated last year, in-
enlightened' governments and cluding 80. non-Jews, of whom
world public opinion to express 60 were from Asia and Africa
anxiety over "this new threat and 112 were Israeli Arabs and
to the Jewish people ingather- Druze.
A development budget total-
in its homeland."
Another resolution noted So- ing 12,000,000 pounds ($4,000,-
viet Premier Krushchev's state- 000) for meeting. several vital
ment in a letter to British phil- needs of the university was
osopher Bertrand Russell that presented at the opening ses-
anti-Semitism was outlawed in sion. When the current projects
the Soviet Union, but stressed are finished they will bring to
that to date there had been no 70 million pounds ($23,333,333)
tangible signs to indicate that the amount invested in the uni-
Soviet authorities were acting versity's new campus to date.
against • anti-Semitic manifesta- The meeting, which is being at-
tended by governors from 14
tions in Russia.
The resolution expressed con- countries, - also received a main-
cern over the high percentage tenance budget for 26,270,000
of Jews receiving death sen- pounds ($8,756,666) for 1963-
tences for alleged crimes and 64, some 2,0(10 pounds ($666,-
noted that the Jewishness of 666) more than that of the prior
those so convicted was being school year.
Judge Louis Leventhal of
given special prominence in
Philadelphia, chairman of the
The resolution expressed board, noted that the standards
dismay over the fact that for of the university educational
the second year in a row the program_had remained constant
baking of matzohs in state during the past two-year freeze
bakeries had been discon- of the university_ budget. While
tinued. The delegates cited expressing thanks to the gov-
the difficulties encountered in ernment and the Jewish Agency
supplying Soviet Jews with for financial support, he added
matzohs from abroad. Decry- that the primary financial re-
ing the systematic shutdowns sponsibility rested on the
of synagogues by Soviet offi- friends of the university groups
cials the resolution asserted abroad.
Prof. Yoel Racah, university
that the Jewish minority in
Russia was discriminated rector, stressed the need to
against in comparison with place the faculty program on a
other religious minorities and sound basis by providing essent-
added that no progress had ial buildings and equipment,
been made in meeting the cul- particularly for the -science
tural and national needs of faculty.
Soviet Jewry.
The resolution noted the cut- Official Sees End
ting off of Soviet Jewry 'from to U.S. Aid to Israel
contact with all other Jewish
communities "even in the hu- Foreign aid director David E.
manitarian matter of uniting Bell mentioned the forthcoming
families" severed by the events termination of aid to Israel in
of the past decade.
an address before the Magazine
Another resolution showed Publishers Association.
concern over the reappearance
He stressed that aid pro-
of evidence of Nazi-inspired grams to individual countries
hate in a number of Latin ought to be as much as pos-
American countries and expres- sible "self-terminating" — de-
signed to create a momentum of
development so the country can
eventually do without aid. He
said Israel, Greece and Tai-
wan, with United States help,
already are in a position so that
aid to them might be denied in
the next few years.

National Council of Jewish Wom-
en, told the 700 delegates at-
tending the 70th anniversary
convention of her organization
that Israel must provide equal
educational opportunities for
children from primitivve, Ori-
ental backgrounds, or the nation
will be confronted with serious
sociological problems in the
years to come.
"Israel's future depends on the
welding of a diverse population
into a united and productive
citizenry," she stressed in her
presidential address.
Mrs. Hymes called attention to
her organization's own effort to
provide equal opportunity to Is-
rael youth—"many of them dis-
advantaged children of recent
imrnigrants"—through support of
teacher training. One of the
council's major projects in Is-


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