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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-05-03

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, May 3, 1963

Death of Ben-Zvi Saddens Israel's Independence Day
Celebrations; Diaspora Observances Harken to Call
for Alert by Ben-Gurion; Nazis Strike in Los Angeles

removal of German rocket sci-
HAIFA, (JTA)—Nearly 400,- 10 of the 15 years marked by
000 Israelis crowded the slopes this anniversary. His wisdom entists from Egypt might cause
of Mount Carmel Monday to and patience, his gentle but their replacement "by Soviet
watch the impressive military sure leadership were evident bloc personnel, equally qualified
parade marking Israel's 15th in every aspect of the nation's on such work, again forcing the
United Arab Republic into
anniversary along a route deco- life.
rated with military colors drag- "It is a privilege for me at greater reliance on the USSR,"
New York City observed Is-
ed in black and with flags fly- this time to pay our Nation's
ing at half mast in mourning tribute to Israel's splendid rael's Independence Day of-
for the late President Itzhak growth and achievement during ficially Monday with colorful-
Ben-Zvi, the past 15 years. New frontiers ceremonies at City Hall Plaza,
In deference to the period of have been explored, a haven and watched by about 2,000 per-
mourning for President Ben-Zvi, a new way of life have been pro- sons. Ranking members of the
• 1 d vided for countless thousands, city's administration, headed by
no i my
ed as the parade passed the re- and new and promising paths Mayor Robert F. Wagner, led in
the celebration. Ambassador
the marchers
stand, a but
joined have been charted for the na-
tion. We look forward with you Katriel Katz, Israel's Consul-
General in New York, received
yards beyond the saluting base, to future proud
* *
from the Mayor the official em-
in accordance with the ruling
NEW YORK, (JTA)—Warning bossed city document proclaim-
by Army Chief Chaplain Shlomo that the current tensions in the ing Israel Day for all residents
Middle East constitute "a threat of New York City.
The parade started with a to the peace of the world," Dr.
Wagner read to the audi-
short memorial service to the Abba Hillel Silver called on the
ence the text of the greet-
late President while the flag Washington Administration to ings sent to Israel by Presi-
was lowered to half mast to the make "a clear-cut statement re-
dent Kennedy on the occa-
sound of bugles. This was fol- garding Israel's security.
sion of the 15th anniversary
lowed by a display of military
Silver was the principal
of the State of Israel. He em-
aircraft which included 28 new- speaker at the 15th anniversary phasized New York City's
ly acquired Mirage-3 supersonic observance of Israel's independ- "bonds of sympathy and un-
jet fighters, other aircraft for- ence at an event in Philhar-
derstanding" for Israel, and
mations and Army helicopters. manic Hall, at New York's new
stressed that "New Israel's in-
The threatening weather Lincoln Center for the Perform- terests and defending her
forced some limitation of the ing Arts. The event mixed sor-
vital security."
air display but as the skies row with celebration, since part
Katz read special greetings
cleared, the aircraft appear- of the program was devoted to from Israel's Premier David
ed. The Mirage-3 fighters a memorial service honoring the Ben-Gurion to Mayor Wagner in
were followed by other air- late President Itzhak Ben-Zvi of appreciation of the city's ob-
craft including Mysteres, huge Israel.
servance of Israel's national
transports and Fuka trainers.
Conducted under the aus- holiday.
The great precision of the i pices of the American Zionist
* * *
pilots evoked high praise by
Council, the assembly was
the foreign military attaches i greeted by messages from members of the American Nazi
watching the parade. A high- I Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller party were under arrest here
light of the aerial display was i and Mayor Robert F. Wagner. Monday after a free-for-all bat-
a formation of Fukas trailing I Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman tie outside a meeting here Sun-
blue-white smoke forming a of the American Zionist Court- day ,night marking Israel's 15th
pattern • similar to Israel's na -
cil, presented to Silver the anniversary. Ten persons were
tional flag.
organization's annual Louis D. injured in the fracas, which, po-
Groups of hundreds of flags f Brandeis Award in recogni- lice said, was started when the
contrasted with the khaki attire tion of his "historic services Nazis, who were picketing the
as did the snow-white Navy unit, to the Zionist ideal and to the meeting, clubbed a Jewish man.
the grey-uniformed Air Force rebirth of Israel."
The injured included the four
units and the marching girls- i Having recently returned Nazis, four policemen and two
wearing white socks and carrY-
- f rom Israel, Silver told the ca- Jews.
ing the Uzzi submachine guns. I pacity audience - crowding the
One of the police officers,
* * *
auditorium that, while he found George Raines, said that when
WASHINGTON, ( J T A ) — Israel prosperous and its people he arrived on the scene he saw
President Kennedy sent a mes- "busily at work building their two the the Nazis kicking a
sage of congratulations to Israel homeland," one of the problems policeman who was lying on the
on its 15th anniversary. The that disturbed them most deeply ground. "The other Nazis were
message, addressed to Kadish j was their national security. Two swinging at people on the side-
Luz, Acting President of Israel, events that disturbed the Is- walk who were waiting to enter-
reads: raelis particularly, he said, were the auditorium," he declared.
"The people of the United I the discovery that Egypt is em- He said the Nazis, who wore
States of America join me in ex- i ploying German scientists to swastika armbands, carried anti-
tending to Your Excellency and i build jet fighters and to. de- Jewish signs. The four arrested
to the people of Israel best 1 velop missiles, and "the latest Nazis were identified as Leon-
wishes and heartiest congratu- ' attempt by Egyptian President ard Holstein, Lyle McLaughlin,
lotions on the 15th anniversary Abdel Nasser to unite the Arab William Krauss and Marvin
of the Independence of Israel. world. with hatred of Israel as Reeves. A fifth Nazi escaped
"Like millions of Americans i the cement for achieving their during the scuffle.
from every walk of life, I am i unity."
Guests inside the Shrine
saddened that our congratula- i He took strong issue with a Auditorium here, where the
tions must be accompanied by statement recently made by W. meeting was being held, were
profound regret over the Averell Harriman, Undersec- unaware of the battle outside
death of Itzhak Ben-Zvi, Presi- retary of State, in which the
between pickets, police and
dent of Israel for more than latter expressed his opinion that
bystanders. Among the celeb-
rities at the meeting were
Jack Benny, Israeli film star
Ziva Rodann, Kathryn Gray-
son, Raymond Massey, Bill
(Jose Jimenez) Dana, Mart
Ingels, Jackie Mason, Cal-
vin Jackson, Gene Barry, Ed
Begley and Vivienne Della
* * *
TEL AVIV, (JTA)—Calling
upon the nation to "show no
fear" but to indulge in "no
calm." Prime Minister David
Ben-Gurion warned in a na-
tional radio broadcast on the
eve of Israel's celebration of
its 15th anniversary, that "the
utmost alertness must be main-
tained." He said that the cur-
rent situation in the Middle-
East calls for "utmost national
unity, without needless panic—



but also without complacency
or inaction."
The theme was emphasized
also in an Independence Day
statement by Gen. Zvi Tsur,
Chief of Staff of Israel's de-
fense forces "We are con-
vinced," said Tsur, "that the
Israel army can now overpower
any possible enemy. But it is
possible that while the military
strength of our enemies will in,-
crease, one or more of the Arab
countries may believe they are
stronger than Israel and start a
war against Israel."
As usual on the day preeedi
ing Independence Day, Israel
observed Memorial Day for its
dead who gave their lives in
the War of Liberation.
Official Remembrance Day
rites were held on Mount Herzl.
At that very moment, candles
were lighted at all military
cemeteries and in synagogues
throughout the country, where
memorial services were con-
Michael Bodrov, Soviet Am-
bassador here and dean of the
diplomatic corps, visited Act-
ing President Kadish Luz and,
on behalf of all the diplomats
as well as for his government,
felicitated t h e temporary
Chief of State and the people
of Israel on the State'S 15th
birthday. Ambassador Bodrov

extended the condolences of
the diplomatic corps on the
passing of Ben-Zvi.
In an article in Maarachot,
the Israeli army's professional
journal, Prime Minister Ben-
Gurion spelled out the security
situation precisely. He declared
that "danger to Israel will come
from the South, not from the
North or East." Thus he had
warned that the real threat to
Israel could come from Egypt,
rather than from Syria or Jor-
dan. "Israel," he stated, "is
facing more trials—these will
be even harder than the trials
we faced during the Sinai cam-
paign in 1956."


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