Help Attain the
Success and Failure .
THE JEWISH NE WS
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Vol. XLI I I, No. 10
Detroit's Allied Jewish Campaign closes with the traditional
dinner next Tuesday, at the Jewish Center, with Israel's Chief Delegate
Michael S. Comay as guest speaker. . . . The campaign still is $840,000
short of last year's total of $4,850,000. . . If the community is to live
up to its full obligations to the United Jewish Appeal and to more
than 50 local and national causes, the vitally needed sum must be
attained. . . . Every Detroit Jew must join in securing the needed
goal, to obviate failure and assure success for the current drive.
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Britain Reaffirms Adherence to
'50 Tripartite Pledge; U. S., UN
Roles Stressed in M. E. Crises
Strength for Israel.
Seen by B-G as Prime
Factor in Peace Bid
By JOSHUA JUSTMAN
Chief JTA Correspondent in Israel
(Copyright, 1963, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
JERUSALEM; (JTA) — Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion believes that his country
can achieve_peace with its Arab neighbors
if Israel is made strong, if there is a gen-
uine relaxation of East-West tensions and
if the Arab states install democratic re-
In an exclusive interview with the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, on the eve
of Israel's 15th anniversary, the Prime
Minister reviewed Israel's hectic young
lifetime, appraised its present and future
tasks and analyzed its prospects for peace-
ful co-existence with its neighbors. He
made it clear that the primary factor in
Israel's security and hope for future peace
was a strong Israel and this, he said, called
for continued immigration and land settle-
ment, economic development, military
prowess and prestige internationally.
He stressed that Israel would be ready
to participate. in a solution of the Arab
refugee problem even outside the frame-
work of a peace settlement. But he speci-
fied this would have to be done in the "only
practical way" which meant settlement "in
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Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News
LONDON—Preservation of the peace in the troubled Middle East is "primarily" up to
the United Nations, but Britain would honor whatever commitments she has to provide
assistance there if requested, and at any rate still considers itself bound by the Tripartite
Declaration of 1950 for the guarantee of present Israel-Arab frontiers, Edward Heath, Lord
Privy Seal, told the House of Commons Monday night.
Heath made his statements in reply to questions pressuring him to disclose the govern-
ment's position. Most of the questions were asked by members of the Labor Party.
In reply to Laborite Shinwell concerning the possibility that a conflict might develop
between the newly formed United Arab Republic Federation of Egypt, Syria and Iraq on the
one hand and Israel on the other, Heath said: "the federation has not yet come into being.
There are various processes to be gone through before it can exist." He added that Britain will
"use all the influence we can in this area to reduce tensions and prevent the possibility of
When Sir John Langford Holt stressed the fact that the Arabs have declared their
intention of destroying Israel, Heath underscored the government's continuing adherence to
the 1950 Tripartite Declaration issued in that year by Britain, the United States and France.
"The Tripartite Declaration," he said, "has never been retracted — it was the expression
of the three countries that signed it."
Laborite Patrick Gordon, his party's spokesman for foreign affairs, urged the govern-
ment's consideration of extending the zone controlled by the United Nations "Farther
north around the boundaries between Israel and the Arab states there." • He was obviously
referring to the borders of Syria which has joined the new federation. Heath replied that
at this moment the border to watch is between Israel and Jordan and pointed out that Jordan
has not proposed joining the new federation.
Christopher Mayhew, another member of the Labor Party, then insisted that Jordan is
under heavy pressure to join the federation and that therefore "that boundary is precisly
the danger point for the whole Middle East." When he expressed the thought that it "would
be wiser to consider the possibility of a United Nations
presence "on the Jordanian-Israeli border "before
trouble occurs," Heath said he would consider that
to End Foreign
Patrick Wall, a Conservative, asked what commit-
Aid to Nasser
ments Britain has undertaken to come to the defense
of either Jordan or Israel if either is attacked by a
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2,800 Campaign Workers Strive to Raise
$840,000 Before Closing Dinner on May 7
Preliminary to the closing dinner meeting of the 1963 Allied
Jewish Campaign, to be held next Tuesday at the Jewish Center, with
Israel's Chief Delegate to the United Nations Michael S. Comay as
guest speaker, the sum of $840,000 still is needed for the drive's total
to equal the amount of $4,850,000 secured in 1962, Charles H. Gershen-
son, the campaign chairman, announced this week.
_ Gershenson expressed confidence that last year's total is within
reach, and he stated that the 2,800 campaign workers are proceeding
to secure the amount needed to match the previous year's attainment.
In his report on latest campaign results, Gershenson indicated
that the pre-campaign division's big gifts portion of the drive, secured
under the co-chairmanship of Irwin Green and Al Taubman, has com-
pleted more than 95 per cent of its assignment; that 800 workers in
seven trades and professional divisions under the chairmanship of Max
M. Shaye are holding report and telephone solicitation meetings daily
to assure all returns in time for the closing dinner meeting on Tuesday,
and that 2,000 workers in the Women's Division are visiting the last
of the division's 13,000 contributors.
Gershenson said a successful Allied Jewish Campaign is part
of a dynamic Detroit. "We are proud to be part of a community that
cares about its old people, about the mental and physical well-being
of its children and about the medical and recreational needs of its
people," Gershenson said. "We plan to continue to meet our responsi-
bilities in our own city while helping meet the needs of our less
fortunate fellow Jews overseas."
Ambassador Comay, the scheduled guest speaker at Tuesday's
campaign closing dinner meeting, a native of South Africa, served
as a staff advisor to the Jewish Agency delegation to the United Na-
tions in 1947, and he was made a member of Israel's first delegation
to the UN when Israel became a state in 1948.
Comay was Israel's expert on British commonwealth nations
and served as Israel's Ambassador to Canada.
He received his law degree from the University of Cape Town
and was a South African Supreme Court barrister before joining the
South African army at the outbreak of World War II, serving as a
Major in the Middle East and then in England. He has represented
Israel at the International Civil Aviation Conference, at the Inter-
national Conference on Law of the Sea and at the International Atomic
Energy Conference. He became Israel's representative to the UN with
the rank of Ambassador in 1961.