Senator Barry GOdwaler's Identification as Half- Jewish Protested by Anti-Israel Judaism Council
NEW YORK (JTA)—The anti-Israel American Council for Judaism has pro-
tested to Rep. William Miller, the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, about a
recent statement in which he called Sen. Barry Goldwater "half-Jewish."
Miller made the statement last week when remarking about the anti-Catholic
and anti-Jewish bias of the Ku Klux Klan. He pointed out that he was not "interested
in the posture of the KKK as he is wholly Catholic and Sen. Goldwater is half-Jewish."
The Council contended that "Jew carries a religious connotation in the public
law and social patterns of American life." It pointed out that "while it is quite true
that one of Sen. Goldwater's parents was of Jewish faith, the Senator elected the
Christian faith. The integrity of that election should not be questioned."
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Nasser Believed to Be 'Playing Off'
Peiping Against Moscow by Providing
N. Viet Nam with Tor edo Boats
Arab Influence Delays Action
by Senate Body on Ribicoff's
Resolution on USSR Prejudices
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WASHINGTON (JTA)—The possibility was considered here that the North Viet
Nam torpedo boats which attacked the American destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin
were supplied by Egypt. It has been definitely established that Egypt sold Russian
military equipment—including Soviet torpe do boats — to Red China after Moscow
ceased slipping arms to the Peiping regime because of ideological differences.
Infomation received in Washington indicated that Egypt recently obtained
newer types of naval craft such as the Soviet-built motor torpedo boats, including the
WASHINGTON (JTA) — An attempt to water down the Ribicoff
missile-firing "Komar" boats and has a surplus of motor torpedo boats previously
resolution condemning anti-Semitism by broadening it to include dis-
from the Soviet Union. At the same time it is known here that the Egyptian
crimination against Moslems and Christians was made in testimony by
government, friendly to both Red China and N o r t h Viet Nam, has sold various
a pro-Arab group before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and
categories of surplus Soviet arms in the Far East.
appeared to be well received by the acting chairman, Sen. Bourke B.
One of the opinions prevailing here "playing off" Peiping against Moscow, to
Hickenlooper, Iowa Republican.
is that President Nasser of Egypt is now extract maximum advantage from both,
As hearings opened Monday on the Ribicoff measure, it was learned
just as he has successfully played off the East against the West. Leading Red Chinese
from well-informed Senate sources that the State Department has voiced
reservations to committee members and Chairman J. W. Fulbright on
military authorities have been state guests in Cairo. Nasser recognized North Viet
the wisdom of the Ribicoff resolution. The committee adjourned, after
Nam, backed the Viet Cong forces as "freedom fighter's," and lauded Ho Chi Minh.
hearing testimony, because of the ab-
Although Egypt needs arms for
sence of a quorum. No final action was
continuing military intervention
Encyclical of Pope Paul 'VI Invites Jewish
it is nevertheless known
Senator Hickenlooper, ranking Re-
has not only resold sur-
publican who acted as chairman when
plus Soviet weapons but that he
Sen. Fulbright had to leave the meeting,
ROME (JTA)—Pope Paul VI invited the "Jewish people, faithful to the
also sells weapons of his own manu-
voiced reservations about the limited
religion which we call that of the Old Testament," to join the Catholic Church- in
facture, made with the help of Ger-
scope of the resolution pertaining only
discussing "common ideals."
to Jews. He said that Christians and
man technicians now working in
In the first encyclical he has issued since he ascended to the Pontificate 13
Moslems were also "badly treated" in
Egypt on military establishments.
the USSR. The resolution, he felt, should
Among arms sold by Egypt, have
and to "followers of the great Afro-Asian religions." But he made
be broadened to include other victimized
been military aircraft, torpedo
groups as well as the Jews.
boats, tanks, mortars and rifles.
common ideals" as directed to the Jews.
Senator Kenneth B. Keating, New
Since Cairo desired to keep se-
Addressing the bishops of the Catholic Church, to whom the
York Republican, who was giving testi-
cret its arms manipulations with
encyclical was directed primarily, the Pope stated: "I think that,
mony favoring the Ribicoff resolution
by opening our heart to you (the bishops), we are opening it not
countries out of favor with Mos-
when Sen. Hickenlooper made his com-
only to all the faithful of the Church of God but, especially, to
cow, like Red China, it is consid-
ments, said he had no objection to
those whom our voice can reach beyond the limits of the flock
including other religions. But he pointed
ered here possible that neither
of Christ." He underscored the need to discuss relations between
out that "most recently, persecution in
American nor Soviet intelligence
the Catholic Church and the non-Christian religions in the fourth
the Soviet Union has turned mainly
evaluated the extent of the clandes-
and last chapter of the 15,000-word document. Here he noted that,
against the Jews" while there was some
tine sales and shipments. Torpedo
relaxation of pressures on others. Sen.
boats, moving under their own
far away from the Catholics.
Keating mentioned the ban on matzoh
power, could be accompanied by
This circle, he stated, "is made up of the men who above all adore the One
baking and other evidence of "concen-
a refuelling ship and easily move
Supreme God Whom we too adore. We refer to the children, worthy of our
tration" on Jews.
from Suez to the Far East.
affectionate respect, of the Jewish people, faithful to the religion which we call
Garland Evans Hopkins, testifying for
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Failure of American Jewish Leaders to Encourage
Youth to Settle in Israel Is Rebuked by Golda Meir
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JERUSALEM — Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's Foreign
Minister, chided American Jewish leaders Monday night
for propagating among the Jewish youth the idea that
American Jews will not emigrate to Israel.
"By preaching that American Jews will not come,"
she said, addressing the annual America-Israel "Dialogue"
conducted here by the American Jewish Congress, "you
are educating the young generation to believe it."
More than 700 persons attended the opening meeting
of the "Dialogue," held in the Hebrew University audi-
torium. In her principal address, Mrs. Meir referred to a
statement made previously by Dr. Joachim Prinz, presi-
dent of the Congress, who had reiterated his opinion
that there would be little emigration from the United
States to Israel.
"One of the greatest tragedies of present Jewish
life," she said, "is that Israel has failed to attract any
considerable number of Jews from the free world."
Noting that Dr. Prinz had said "we must face reality
that there will be no transfer of American Jewry to
Israel," the Foreign Minister said she realized that
American Jews were not coming here in masses, but she
affirmed she could not understand "the instinctive recoil
whenever aliyah is mentioned."
"When you tell me of Jewish education in America,"
she told Dr. Prinz, "I always ask how many months does
Jewish education continue after the Bar Mitzvah."
Dr. Prinz told Mrs. Meir that her words "left me in
a state of depression because I fully agree with criticism
regarding American Jewry. It is the greatest tragedy in my
life that I did not come to Israel" (instead of to the U.S.).
But taking the floor again, Mrs. Meir declared: "I
cannot accept this surrender. Zionism was born as a revolt
She also took exception to another statement made
by Dr. Prinz, who had juxtaposed the state of religious
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affairs in Israel with the Jewish religious "harmony"
existing in the United States. "Would the Lubavitcher
Rebbe," she asked Dr. Prinz, "recognize a marriage not
performed by a rabbi?"
Dr. Prinz, in his address opening the four-day "Dia-
logue," warned Israel's religious authorities that they
cannot disregard the variety of Jewish religious life that
has developed outside Israel. He cautioned that the idea
of immigration to Israel would be "meaningless, unless
the teachings of the rabbis outside Israel" were respected.
"Since aliyah also means the transfer of families in a
Jewish context," he said, "the authenticity of their Jewish
way of life must be accepted."
Dr. Prinz, who is a rabbi in Newark, N.J., stressed
the "mutual recognition and respect" accorded one
another by the American orthodox, conservative and
reform branches of Judaism.
"Even the most orthodox circles in the United
States," he declared, "understand now that ritual observ-
ance alone cannot define Judaism."