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Ecumenical Agenda Assures
Inclusion of the Jewish Issue
ROME (JTA) — The third session of the Ecumenical Council, to be
convened Sept. 14, will definitely discuss the proposed declaration on
relations between the Catholic church and Jews and other non-Chris-
tians, the Rev. Fausto Vallainc, director of the Council's press office,
declared in L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's official organ.
Fr. Vallainc's article in the Vatican newspaper listed the full
agenda of the third Council session, after an announcement on its
opening date had been made by Amleto Cardinal Cicognani, papal
secretary of state, following a meeting with Pope Paul VI.
According to the press director, "quiet and little known work"
had been carried on by the Council's secretariat during the current
The resumed session, he said, will have to vote on the first three
chapters on ecumenism, which were discussed at the last session. "The
two known declarations on Jews and non-Christians, and on religious
freedom will have to be discussed," he added. The press director also
listed the full agenda facing - the next session, including 13 proposed
Competent observers here pointed out that the agenda is so long
that a fourth session of the Council may be necessary. It is known that
the pontiff is anxious to have the session end in time to permit the
participation of the Catholic church in the International Eucharistic
Congress scheduled to be opened in Bombay, India, by the end of Novem-
ber. If that schedule is adhered to, the third session of the Council should
close not later than Nov. 25, making a fourth session a necessity.
to Bring Baal Shem
Remains to Israel
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
TEL AVIV — The Hassidic Organization
in Israel published an appeal Tuesday for
formation of a committee to bring to
Jerusalem from Russia the remains of the
Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Hassidic
The remains of Rabbi Israel Ben Eliezer,
who founded the movement in Podolia,
Russia, where he died in 1760, are buried
in Oumann. The appeal was published in
a special pamphlet of the Hassidic Organi-
zation and signed by Rabbi Joshua Deitch
and Rabbi Menahem Guttman.
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — Thirty Republican senators and representatives Mon-
day submitted a statement on the Israel-Arab problem to the platform committee of
the national convention of the Republican Party, which started meeting here in
preparation for the convention opening next Monday. They requested that the state-
ment be included in the platform declaration which the national convention will adopt.
The proposed statement pledges to work for direct Arab-Israel peace negotia-
tions, endorse the Jordan water-sharing project, and favors continued American eco-
nomic aid to Middle East countries to be used for development to raise living stan-
dards "but not to finance preparations for aggressive war."
The statement deplores "reckless" Soviet shipping of arms to Egypt and the
persistent Arab threats to destroy Israel. It urges the integration of Israel into the
United States defense system, "so that she may be strong enough to defend herself
and to deter attack. "It also advocates measures to prevent an imbalance of arms be-
tween the Arab states and Israel."
The text of the proposed statement reads:
"In the Near East, we will work for an Arab-Israel peace as a major objective
of our policy. To that end, we will support the integrity and independence of all the
states of the area and we will urge the Arab states and Israel to negotiate directly to
resolve all their differences at the conference table.
"We deplore as a setback to the attainment of peace the opposition of our UN
delegation to the resolution calling for Arab-Israel peace negotiations at the United
Nations, in December 1961.
"We favor regional economic cooperation, an end to boycotts and blockades,
freedom of navigation in the Suez Canal, the resettlement of the Arab refugees in
Arab countries where there is land and opportunity for them. We appose discrimina-
tion against American citizens on the ground of race or religion.
"We will continue to support the equitable and constructive use of the water re-
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Lord Edmond James de Rothschild Donates $1,000,000
to Libraries in Israel; Pleads for Arab-Israel Peace Accord
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Edmond James de Rothschild Memorial Group announced a gift of more than
$1,000,000 for the support of Israel's regional libraries. The gift was announced at a graduation
ceremony at the Hebrew University here, in which 18 library science graduates received their
The Rothschild family's Memorial Foundation will also give a grant of 50,000 pounds
sterling ($140,000) to the Haifa Arab-Jewish Center, a youth club dedicated to knocking down
the barriers between Jewish and Arab youth. The center, founded last year on the initiative
of Mayor Aba Hushi, already has more than 700 members.
In announcing the grant, Lord Rothschild stressed the need for Arab-Israel harmony, saying;;
that the stability and prosperity of the Middle East "and therefore the whole world" depend onL
tolerance, cooperation and mutual respect between the Israelis and the Arabs.
Lord Rothschild, son of the famous "Nadiv Hayeduah," the Generous Donor who helped establish early
Jewish colonies in Palestine and aided in forming the Israel wine industy, himself gained worldwide fame for
his generous gifts to Israel. His donations have run into the millions. He was among those who helped rebuild
Caesarea and establish the golf course there.
artisan Barking of Israel ppears
Certain in Planned Political Platforms
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
(Copyright, 1964, Jewish Telegraph Agency, Inc.)
WASHINGTON—Israel is less of an issue than in
any election since Israel's birth in 1948.
President Lyndon B. Johnson's strong pro-Israel
policy, revealed when he was host to Prime Minister
Levi Eshkol, brought Israel-American relations to a
zenith of accord. Israel was elated by the results of
the Eshkol visit.
Leading Republicans concede that it is difficult
to launch a frontal attack on the administration's
Israel policy. Recent developments reveal a trend
which cannot be debunked.
A joint American-Israeli team is starting to sur-
vey the possibilities of the gigantic LBJ plan for
desalting seawater by nuclear power.
Israeli soldiers, trained at Fort Bliss, Tex., are
ready to activate Israel's first missile battalion. Gen-
erous new loans to Israel are pending.
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