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April 12, 1963 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-04-12

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..dround the World...

A Digest of World Jewish Happenings
from Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency and Other News-Gathering Media.


United States -

YORK—Hadassah has appealed to the Federal Republic
of Germany to recall from Egypt the West German scientists who
are advancing President Nasser's plans for aggression in the
Middle East . . . Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Shimon Peres
had met with President Kennedy on matters of Israel's security
and the Middle East military situation before he returned to Is-
rael, it was disclosed by Myer Feldman, Presidential assistant .. .
Sightless persons throughout the world, including many non-Jews,
began receiving with a special Passover edition the first issue of
the monthly Jewish Braille Review which will contain a round-up
of Jewish news from all parts of the world, culled from the daily
issues of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Daily News Bulletin.
WASHINGTON—Six senators, including Hugh Scott (R-Penn),
Thomas H. Kuchel (R-Calif.), Winston L. -Prouty (R-Vermont),
Jacob K. Javits and Kenneth B. Keating (R-New York) and Thomas
J: Dodd (D-Conn.), called on President Kennedy to take a stronger
and more definitive stand in support of Israel's security and Near
Eastern peace in view of German participation in the Egyptian
armament program.
HARTFORD—The Connecticut legislature has passed a consti-
tutional amendment,' expected to be voted on in a statewide refer-
endum in 1964, which would permit absentee balloting when an
election day falls on a religious holiday.
MIAMI BEACH—The Miami Beach City Council approved
unanimously an ordinance outlawing all displays of the Nazi swas-
tika and the Communist hammer and sickle on the beach.


Re-Elect Fisher; Federation Has E xpansion Plans

Max M. Fisher, elected to a
fourth term as president of
the Jewish Welfare Federation
of Detroit, announced that the
Federation has approved a $6-
million expansion p r o g r a m.
Three member
agencies in De-
troit have been
authorized to
i nitiate con-
struction to
provide- addi-
tional facilities
'4for medical re-
search, t e a c h-
ing, care for
the aged and
related support
services. Con-
struction w i 11
take place dur-
ing the next 12
Federation does the budget-
ing and planning for 14 mem-
ber agencies in Detroit with
a combined operating budget
of $10,800,000. It does the
fund-raising for a total of 55
local, national and overseas
Jewish agencies and services
through its annual Allied • Jew-
ish Campaign, now in- progress,
under the chairmanship of
Charles H. Gershenson.

LONDON—The new pro-Nasser regime in Iraq has issued a
law imposing loss of property and nationality on any Jew leaving
Iraq if he doeS' not return within the time specified in his passport,
it was reported here from Baghdad. . . . A delegation of British
Jewish leaders led by Sir Barnett Janner was assured by the West Oppenheimer to Get
German Ambassador here that his government was "fully aware"
of the dangers in the work of West German scientists on rockets Atomic Energy Body's
in Egypt. . . . The divisional court granted a certificate to Colin Enrico Fermi Award
Jordan leader of the anti-Semitic British National Socialist move-
men, giving him the right to ask the House of Lords for permission
to appeal his conviction and two-month jail sentence •or using
defamatory language.
PARIS—The Paris Municipal Council has announced it will
name one of its principal high schools for girls, the Technical
Municipal School, in memory of Anne Frank.
BONN—The West German Confederation of Trade Unions has
called on the government to take "appropriate steps" to end the
activities of West German scientists and technicians in Egyptian.
President Nasser's weapons program. . . . The public - prosecutor's
office has filed an appeal for a review of the sentences imposed by
a jury court here- last week against 12 former SS guards convicted
of complicity in the wartime murders of some 180,000 Jews in the
Chelmno concentration camp near Lodz, Poland, asserting that the
sentences are "too light."
KARLSRUHE—The West German Federal Supreme Court has
ruled that a Polish citizen who was an Auschwitz concentration camp
inmate cannot register a claim for compensation from West Ger-
many for forced labor as long as there is no peace treaty between
West Germany and Poland.
DUSSELDORF—The Central Council of Jews in Germany has
issued a statement criticizing the fact that former Nazis directly or
indirectly involved in Nazi wartime mass murder crimes currently
occupy important posts in criminal investigation departments and
in the legal administration of the West German Federal Republic.
(JTA) — Dr.
FLENSBURG—Martin Fellenz, a former major in the Nazi SS
who was convicted of complicity in the deaths of 40,000 Jews in the J. Robert Oppenheimer, the
Krakow area and then released from a four-year prison sentence, famous Jewish scientist and the
physicist who headed the Amer-
was arrested here again on similar charges.
ican development of the atomic
Af rica
bomb during World War II, was
JOHANNESBURG—Minister of the Interior Jan de Klerk de- voted this week by the U.S.
clared that the classification "Hebrew" will hereafter be dropped Atomic Energy Commission as
from questions about race which persons entering the country are the recipient this year of its
required to answer on a passengers declaration form.
Enrico Fermi Award.
Middle East
The award consists of a prize
ISTANBUL Israel and Turkey have signed a new trade agree- of $50,000, a gold medal and a
ment providing for an exchange of trade totaling $32,000,000, a special citation.
record figure, and also concluded an agricultural cooperation agree-
Just 10 years ago, Oppen-
ment in Ankara which provides for an exchange of experts in heimer was declared a "security
various fields of farm technical cooperation.
risk" by the same government
agency. He has been the direc-
Israel -
JERUSALEM — Officials here expressed' disappointment over tor of the Institute for Ad-
reports that the Council of Ministers of the- European Common vanced Science, at Princeton,
Market has authorized the EEC executive commission to continue N. J.; since 1948. Last year's
talks with Israel on only three commodities for trade with the recipient of the same Fermi
six Euromart nations—grapefruit, fertilizers and bathing suits .. . prize was another Jewish scien-
The remains of a town linked with the 2,000 B.C. period have been tist, Dr. Edward Teller, "father
of the hydrogen bomb."
uncovered in the Negev Desert south of Beersheba.

Farbstein Offers Plan to End Arab Refugee Problem

WASHINGTON, (JTA) — A thirds of the income of the
program to 'end within • the next United Nations R e 1 i e f and
decade the deadlocked Arab Works- Agency since it was set
refugee problem, based on up in 1948 to care for, the
turning over responsibility to refugees. -
In addition to the two key
the host countries for the refu-
gee camps and on asking Israel proposals, Farbstein also pro-
to permit the return of aged posed that UNRWA shOuld stop
Arab refugees, was proposed by issuing new ration cards and
Rep. Farbstein, NeW York Dem. . revamp rolls on • a continuing
basis to prevent fraud and
The congressman, in a repOrt abuses in the ration card sys-
to the Foreign Affairs Commit- tem. He proposed also, that
tee, warned ' that unless the financial arrangements for re-
United States initiates appro- lief and continued vocational
priate a c t n„ the Palestine training of refugees should be
refugee problem would become made with the host govern-
more institutionalized and more ments through UNRWA.
More emphasis should also be
difficult to handle in the next
10 years. He noted that the placed on vocational training
United States has contributed and education and the young
$291,000,000, or more than two- refugees should be urged' to

seek jobs and give up their
refugee status, he said. Self-
supporting refugees and those
who have obtained jobs should
be urged to give up their ration
cards and the United States
should serve notice it will end
its support of UNRWA, he sug-
Finally, he pr op o s e d that
Israel should compensate Arabs
for property left in Israel,
which Israel has agreed to do
but only in the context of a
.general peace settlement which
Would take into account the
losses suffered by Jews . who
fled from Arab countries with
their properties usually con-

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Elected to serve with Fisher-
were Jack 0. Lefton, Hyman
Safran - and Louis Tabashnik,
vice-presidents; Paul Zucker-
man, treasurer; Isidore Sobel-
off, secretary and executive
Construction. funds have been
made available by capital de-
velopment funds of the Federa-
tion's property-holding unit, the
United Jewish Charities, under
the presidency of Max J. Ziv-
ian, 'bequests by individuals,
and foundation and government
The Jewish Home for Aged
will build a new residence
home in northwest Detroit.
Sinai Hospital will build a re-
search building and a medi-
cal library. The United He-
brew Schools is planning to
expand its library at the
Esther Berman- Building on

Schaefer Highway.
Fisher announced - the corn-
pletidn of construction 'of -build-
ings and improvements
camps the Federation _ main-
tains at Brighton .and Orton-




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