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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-04-26

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Many Nations Join in Paying Tribute to
Memory of Israel President en-Zvi

(Continued from Page 1)
stine Jewish community at var- noon. Presidium members then I Itzhak Ben-Zvi, with whom we Israel Embassy by many Bel-
altar of the homeland, the ious high level international con- went to the President's resi- I have enjoyed long and cordial gian -and Jewish personalities.
heroes to whom, as to their fam- ferences and inquiries. Among dence and filed past the coffin relations. His distinguished con- Paul Henri Spaak said he knew
ilies, our debt is immeasurable." these was the United Nations In- before it was moved to Conven- tributions to his country and his that Ben-Zvi was a great fight-
He urged, as Israel entered its quiry Commission in 1947.
tion Hall.
people ensure his lasting place er and a great patriot whose
16th year, that every Israeli dou-
Scores of organizations, in- !in their memory and his passing moral value was recognized by
A prolific writer, he was the
ble and treble his efforts "to author of many scholarly works. cluding all of the Jewish move- will be noted with sorrow by all.
achieve our great mission—the among them studies of Palestine ments in the United States, peoples around the world who
in London
strong foundation of our state, and its Jewish settlement, Pales- Great Britain, Israel, France and have known and respected him Memorial
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
the revelation and development tine's Arab neighbors and his- other countries, joined in ex- for gentleness and wisdom. We
to The Jewish News)
LONDON — A memorial
of our country's latest power, the torical and Biblical writings. On pressing sorrow over the passing I share the sorrow of the people
meeting for President Ben-Zvi
enlightment of our myriad new- several occasions he collaborat- of Mr. Ben-Zvi.
of Israel in their great loss."
was held by the Zionist Federa-
comers."
Speaker of the Knesset Kal- German Messages
ed with Ben-Gurion. A five col-
tion Wednesday. Tributes were
He stressed Israel's "most umn set of his collected works ish Luz became Israel's Acting
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
paid by Chairman J. Halevi, Sir
to The Jewish News)
earnest wish to see peace estab- was published in 1935. As a lead- President, and a successor to
lished throughout the world" er of international Socialism he Mr. Ben-Zvi must be chosen j BONN — Both West German Barnett Janner and Dr. S. Lev-
President Heinrich Luebke and enburg of the Jewish Agency.
and cited the "political upheav- had. written books and articles on within 30 days.
als" which regularly "convulse Zionism. labor archeology and
The coffin was resting on a I Chancelar- Conrad Adenauer Austrian Tributes
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
adjacent territories." These con- history. He wrote frequently on • blue black draped catefalque sent messages of condolence to
to The Jewish News)
ditions, he said, "do not abate Jewish Arab relations and was under a blue silk canopy sup- • Israel and the three chairmen
VIENNA — Austrian Presi-
our endeavors or weaken our an authority on the Samaritans. , ported on four pillars covered of the opposition Social Demo- dent Adolf Schwaerf and Chan-
faith that the peace we look for- He held two honorary doctoral in white. Two fluorescent can- crati6 Party ,sent a cable stress- cellor Alfons Gorbach Wednes-
ward to between us and our degrees, one from the._ Jewish dles at he head of the coffin • ing President Ben-Zvi's services day sent to Prime Minister Da-
neighbors will surely come. Now, Theological Seminary of Amer- lit up the scene casting shad- to humanitarian ideas and for vid Ben-Gurion messages of con-
as in the past, we stretch out our ica and the other from the He ows on' the four man guard of cooperation of peoples.
dolence over the death of Ben-
hands for peace towards them." brew University in Jerusalem.
honor. -On either side of the Reception Cancellec.
Zvi.
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
He warned that as - long as the
A modest and humble man, guard, two soldiers stood
to The Jewish News)
'Tributes at The Hague
Arabs threatened "night and Mr. Ben-Zvi did not change as quietly reading Psalms. Read- _
LONDON—A reception for Is-
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
day" to destroy Israel the nation president. When the President's ings were continued in two raelis at the Israel Embassy on
to The Jewish News)
THE HAGUE — Both cham-
had no choice but to keep its de- salary was raised—over his pro- hour shifts by rotating teams. Israel's 15th independence day
fenses at peak strength and tests--to $6,000 a year, he do- Throughout the country pupils was canceled Wednesday be- bers of the Dutch Parliament.
alertness.
nated half of his larger salary to gathered for one hour assem- cause of the death of President Wednesday adopted solemn res-
He extended warmest greetings research. His modest home in blies to hear eulogies.
Ben-Zvi. Other receptions also olutions of condodence over the
to Jews throughout the world Jerusalem was open to visitors
Expressions of sympathy and were canceled for the same -death of Ben-Zvi, sending cables
expressing their sentiments to
and "fraternal saluations" to all from all walks of life, particular- sorrow from world leaders con- reason.
the Knesset. Dr. Joseph Luns,
who "turn their gaze upon Aliyah ly during the major Jewish holi- Itinue to pour into Israel:
Messages of tribute and con- the Foreign Minister, issued a
to the homeland."
Messages have been re- dolence an the President's pass- I
days. Personally an observant
Itzhak Ben-Zvi was throughout Jew, he continued to worship in ceived from United Nations ing were issued by officials of statement saying "The govern-
his life a leader of the generation the small synagogue he had at- Secretary General U Thant, the Jewish Agency, the British ment of the Netherlands mourns
of young Zionists who settled in tended as a private citizen and the White House, French Zionist Federation and the Miz- with Israel." In the senate Dr.
Jan Jonkman eulogized Ben-Zvi
Palestine before the first World 'to take part in its weekly class in President Charles de Gaulle, rachi Organization.
as "Israel's courageous second
War and who created the appa- Talmud.
King Gustav of Sweden, Queen Belgium's Flags Half-Masted
president."
ratus in Palestine which later
Juliana
of
Holland,
Queen
(Direct
JTA
Teletype
Wire
In 1948 he was one of the 37
Day of Mourning Decrees
became the State of Lsrael. He
to The Jewish News)
Mother
Elizabeth
of
Belgium,,
was born in Poltava in the Rus- signers of Israel's Declaration of West German President Hein- - BRUSSELS — All Belgian by Argentine Government
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
sian Ukraine, Dec. 6, 1894, Independence. He presented a rich Luebke and Chancellor offices buildings and the build-
to The Jewish News)
studied-at the University of Kiev copy of the document to the Konrad Adenauer of West ing housing the . European Ec
BUENOS AIRES — The gov-
and then went to Turkey for United States at a ceremony in Germany, Presidents of many anomie Commission flew their ernment of Argentine decreed
study at the University of Istan- this country an the Freedom African states and many flags at half mast Wednesday Wednesday a day of national
bul from 1912 to 1914. With the Train which carried the Ameri- others.
to honor the memory of Pres- mourning for Israel's President
late Dov Ber Borochov he found- can Declaration of Independence
Tributes were paid to the ident Ben-Zvi who died Tues- Ben-Zvi and the Argentine flag
to
cities
throughout
the
United
ed the Poale Zion movement of
was lowered to half mast on all
President's memory in the day.
Socialist Zionism in 1905. He did States.
Expressions of condolences public buildings and all mili-
Dutch
Lower
House
by
Foreign
When Israel's first President
organizational work for the new
Minister Joseph Luns and a continued to be brought to the tary, naval and air force estab-
movement in Russia, Germany, Dr. Chaim Weizmann died in
lishments.
Switzerland and Palestine where 1952. Mr. Ben-Zvi was the Ma- brief period of silence was ob-
Dr. Jose Maria Guido, Presi-
served.
In
a,
cable
to
Acting
Lack
of
Qualified
pai
nominee
to
succeed
him.
In
he settled in 1906.
dent
of Argentine, sent a mes-
President
Kaddish
Luz
the
Dutch
While teaching at the Hebrew 1957 he was elected without op-
Personnel for Jewish
sage to Acting President Luz
Parliament
said
that
"this
dis-
High School in Jerusalem, which position to a second five-year
saying: "I express to your ex-
Services Is Reported
he helped to establish, he was term. Again in October 1962 tinguished fighter for the inde-
cellency the deep condolences
pendent
State
of
Israel
has
OTTAWA,
(JTA)
—Jewish
there
was
no
opposition
candi
a co-founder of Hashomer, the
of the Argentine government
passed
from
the
world
at
a
time
communal'
services
are
"scraping
date
but
42
voted
against
him
to
Jewish defense of the then thin {
and people over the death of
of
great
danger.
We
are
con-
the
manpower
barrel"
for
quali-
indicate
their
objection
on
prin-
and scattered Jewish settlements
President
Ben-Zvi, whose pass-
scious
of
this
danger
and
express
fied
personnel.
ciple to a third term for any
in Palestine.
Dr. Max F. Baer, director of ing marks a severe loss for a
In 1915. in the second year of President. though they made it our participation in the sorrow
the Bnai Brith Youth Organiza- friendly country." A similar
World War I, the military re- clear their stand was not against of Israel's people."
t
tion, emphasized that not enough cable was sent by Dr. Huniz to
Italian
Foreign
Minister
Atil-
Mr
Ben-Zvi
personally.
gime of Turkey then in control. of
of
the Jewish community's most Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's For-
lio
Piccioni
cabled
"profound
A
special
session
of
Israel's
Palestine exiled Mr. Ben-Zvi to
promising
young persons "are be- eign Minister.
and
deep
regret."
A
message
was
Egypt. By that time he had Cabinet approved Tuesday
achieved_ prominence in several funeral arrangements for Itzhak received from Belgium's For- ing attracted to careers in the
Anti-Semite Tells
fields, including editorship of a Ben-Zvi and appointed a mourn- eign Minister Paul Henri Jewish community."
Addressing an installation of Columbia Students
Spaak, whose scheduled visit to
weekly periodical. Ahdut. He left ing committee. .
The funeral was held Wed- Israel on- April 21 was canceled officers' meeting for five Bnai
Egypt, went to the United States,
of Zionist 'Dangers'
and in cooperation with his life- nesday at 4 p.m., Israel time. because of President Ben-Zvi's Brith . lodges and chapters, Baer
NEW YORK (JTA)—James H.
said,
"There
is
more
mediocrity
The coffin, accompanied only fatal illness.
long friend David Ben-Gurion he
Soviet Ambassador Mikhail apparent in applications for posi- Madole, head of the neo-Nazi
helped to set up first the Hech- by the Ben Zvi family, was mov-
National Renaissance party.
alutz (Pioneer) movement and ed Tuesday afternoon to the Bodrov, the Dean of the Diplo- tions in Jewish agencies today spoke before the Political As-
than
in
any
time
in
the
past.
Jerusalem
convention
hall
matic.
Corps,
and
heads
of
vari-
then the Jewish Legion. In 1917
sembly Club of Columbia Uni-
he returned to Palestine as a where the body lay in state un- ous foreigi, missions called at While Jewish young men and versity on the "dangers" of the
the President's residence and women are more likely to devote
private in the army commanded til Wednesday noon
Zionist movement, the "influence
by Field Marshall Sir Edmund
From convention hall the the 'Israel Foreign Office to sign leisure hours to Jewish causes of Jewish finance in American
Allenby, the British hero who coffin was carried through condolence b o oks. Messages than their parents, they prefer to society" and the "evils of race-
liberated the ancient land from Jerusalem's main streets, stop- were sent by Israel's Christian express their professional talents mixing."
Turkish rule. In 1919 he married ping before the small Heha- : Druze and Moslem communities. and interests elsewhere.
Larry Kessler, president of the
"We have failed to imbue our
Rachel Lishansky Yanait. One of via Synagogue where the U Thant's Condole;ices
Jewish youth with the kind of club which invited the neo-Nazi,
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
their sons, Aili, was killed in President went to pray and
zeal for a dedication to Jewish said the invitation had been ex-
to The Jewish News)
action in 1948 during Israel's war before the Parliament build-
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. — life that becomes a decisive fac- tended to Madole after some
of liberation.
ing where the late President
members had asked to hear him.
Secretary General U Thant tor in choosing a career."
A cofounder of the Ahdut was eulogized by Speaker Tuesday voiced his "sincere con-
Kessler added that he felt if any-
He
cited
these
two
factors
as
Avodah in Palestine in 1918, he Kaddish Luz.
dolences" over the death of Is- contributing to the growing short- one wanted to bring the neo-
became in 1919 a member of the
The coffin was carried part rael's President Itzhak Ben-Zvi, age in trained personnel:
Nazi to the campus, "our group
Provisional Jewish Community of the way by . six army briga-
1. A relatively feeble recruit- was certainly the one to sponsor
lauding the deceased Israeli
Commission of Palestine, a mem- diers and t d_
chief executive for "the dignity ment effort by Jewish agencies him since we do attempt to give
per of the National As car. Five thousand people rep-
he
brought to the performance , which is largely obscured by the a platform for any and all views,
sembly, of the Histadrut, Israel's resenting all walks of life in
"unprecedented glamorization" especially those that would or-
Labor Federation, and of the Israel formed a procession ac- of high office." Mr. Thant had given to such fields as science dinarily not be heard."
Palestine Government Council companying the coffin up to met Mr. Ben-Zvi while visiting and secular education; 2. The
Indifference was the reaction
from 1929 to 1931. He was chair- the last stage of the trip to the Israel in 1955.
financial aid for training in Jew- generally reported by Jewish and
White
House.
Statement
man of Histadrut from 1924 to cemetery. For that stage only
ish communal .professions are Zionist students to the talk. Avi
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
1929 and a member of the Jerus- a smaller group was permitted.
to The Jewish News)
often outbid by scholarship and Mendelowitz, 20, board member
alem City Council from 1927 to
WASHINGTON—The White fellowship; offers of public agen- of the Columbia chapter of the
The President was buried not
1930. In 1929 he was a co-found- on Mount Herzl but in the Gen- House Tuesday issued a special cies, private foundations and uni- Student Zionist Organization, de-
er of the Jewish Agency estab- eral Cemetery Har Hamenuhet,.; statement mourning the death versities.
scribed Madole's appearance as
lished that • year in Zurich, in acrordance with his last wish. , of Israeli President Itzhak Ben-
"What is required is greater "nothing more than a joke." Hil-
Switzerland.
Some time ago the President ac- Zvi, stating that • Americans alertness and more systematic lel Cohen, 20, SZO national pres-
A delegate to many World quired a plot in the cemetery "share the sorrow of the people effort in identifying Jewish pro- ident, agreed. Jerry Zuroff, 20,
Zionist Congresses, Mr. Ben-Zvi earmarking it with the family of Israel" at this death.
fessional leadership, a liberaliza- president of the campus chap-
was a member of the presidium plot where his father and step- i The statement declared: "The tion of training subsidies and ter of Yavneh, an Orthodox
United States mourns the death greater ingenuity in motivating youth group, said the invitation
of the Congress twice. Between mother are buried.
The Knesset presidium held a of Israel's eminent statesman, promising. Jewsh youngsters," he was "part of academic freedom,,
1938 and 1947 he represented the
Zionist movement and the Pale- mourning session Tuesday after- scholar and second President, pointed out.
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