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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-05-01

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Jewish Spokesmen Join in Religions Leaders'
Demand for Immediate Action on Civil Rights

All faiths joined in a religious
demonstration for civil rights in
Detroit while thousands were gath-
ering in Washington to demand
immediate action in favor of the
bill pending in the U.S. Senate.
The Jewish contingent in Wash-
ington was led by Rabbi Uri Miller
of Baltimore, president of 'the
Synagogue Council of America.
Locally, at a gathering Tuesday
in McGregor Center of Wayne
State University, all faiths joined
in a demand for action by the
Senate.
The Jewish spokesman at the
local gathering. was Dr. Richard
C. Hertz, rabbi of Temple Beth
El, who demanded an end to fili-
bustering and immediate action
on the pending bill.
In Washington, Rabbi Miller
urged an unprecedented inter-
religious convocation here that
Americans consider the legisla-
tive processes involved in civil
rights as a reflection of "our
moral development."
More than 6,000 Protestant,
Catholic and Jewish leaders at-
tended the interfaith meeting at
Georgetown University, assembled
to dramatize for Congress their
united support of the civil rights
bill passed by the House and now
bogged down by a Senate filibus-
ter.
"The American people have been
delinquent in putting into prac-
tice the principles of the emanci-
pation declaration," Rabbi Miller
said. "We cannot tolerate intoler-
ance either morally or practically.
Civil rights legislation is basic to
our progress. It is basic to the
moral principles upon which this
country is established."
The convocation launched an
intensive and renewed effort by
major religious groups in the

United States not only to push
for passage of the civil rights
act but also to develop a sharper
awareness on the part of church
and synagogue members through-
out the United States of the
need for individual moral com-
mitments in support of the legis-

lation.
Meanwhile, theological students
of the three faiths continued the
two-week-old quiet vigil at the
Lincoln Memorial, which was or-
ganized on an around-the-clock
basis for continuation until the
civil rights bill becomes law.

European Zionists Out to Combat
Assimilation by Spreading of Values

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

scientists working on weapons of
mass destruction in Egypt. In re-
gard to Russian Jewry, the con-
ference expressed the hope that
the situation of Jews in the USSR
might improve at least in the area
of possible emigration for purposes
or family reunification of those
Russian Jews who wish to leave
the country.
On the German scientists work-
ing for Egypt to produce weapons
aimed at Israel, the conference
deplored the fact that "we should
again be in a situation where Ger-
man scientists and technicians are
working on the preparation of in-
struments for the destruction of
the Jewish people endangering
the very life of the state of Israel."
Dr. Nahum Goldmann, presi-
dent of the World Zionist Or-
ganization, called for "offensive
action" to spur the Zionist Or-
ganization.
"Zionism must be the strongest
factor in Jewish life and there is
no other to take its place," Dr.
Goldmann said. "Difficulties may
be particularly great in the United
States, but this is a European con-
ference and might set a necessary
example," he added.
The world Zionist leader point-
ed out that even in the United
States Jews were beginning to
understand that under the present
circumstances new hospitals and
orphanages are less important
than new schools. Dr. Goldmann
cited the younger generation of
Israel as understanding the need
for what he called "a conscious-
ness of the diaspora."

BASLE — A resolution calling
upon organized European Jewry
to intensify the understanding of
Jewish values as a means of com-
bating "the problems of assimila-
tion which is spreading in the
Jewish communities" was adopted
here at the closing session of the
European Zionist Conference.
The parley was attended by
more than 150 delegates represent-
ing the Zionist organizations in
15 European countries.
In its resolution aimed at fight-
ing the assimilationist trend, the
conference called not only for
spreading Jewish values but also
strengthening the unity of the
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common responsibility of the
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for strengthening of practical
Zionist work in the diaspora."
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Current Rote
Zionist congress a four-year plan
for intensification of activities in
all fields including immigration,
Jewish education, expansion of the
Zionist movement, development of
national and local Zionist organi-
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and
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German
LONDON—The British Foreign
Office made a special effort Tues-
day to play down reports from
Washington that the Soviet Union
has supplied Egypt with minor
nuclear warheads.
A spokesman said that the
Egyptians might be getting more
missiles from the Russians but
not nuclear warheads. He said the
Soviets would be no more willing
than the West to supply nuclear
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possibility that Egypt might get
Soviet help in general nuclear
research, just as Israel might, for
instance, be helped in similar re-
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