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April 30, 1965 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-04-30

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All ied Jewish Campaign s Final Stage:
7,000 Contributors Yet to Be Enrolled

E JEWISH NEWS

Immigration

Proposa Is
Hit Snag

CD "T" R

Frohman's
Notable Record

Commentary
Page 2

$5,100,000 by the end of the drive, set for May 12, spurs
Objective
rkers to greater action during final 12 days of their
volunteer workers
solicitations . Closing campaign dinner to be addressed by Morris
—See Page 5
B. Abram, president of the American Jewish Committee.

Ps/1 I I-11

A Weekly Review

'Separation'
and School Aid:
New Trends
in Education

Editorial
Page 4

f Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper--Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

VOLUME XLVII — No. 10

Printed in a
100% Union Shop

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd. — VE 8-9364 — Detroit 35, April 30, 1965

$6.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

Ilitratonservatives' Move to Negate
Vatican Action on Jews Called Futile;
Act on ext May -9
30. - Bishops

Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News

Bourguiba's Neo-Desiour Party Backs Up
His Arab-Israel Proposals; Eshkol Urges
Refugees Resettle 'Midst Their Brethren'

TUNIS (JTA)—The Central Committee of the Neo-Destour Party,

to which Tunisian President Bourguiba belongs, issued a statement here

2

welcoming Bourguiba's proposals for a compromise solution of the Arab-
Israeli issues.
Pursuing his policy of urging peace negotiations between the Arabs
and Israel, Bourguiba came out in a public speech with concrete pro-
posals, and suggested that Israel and the Arab countries appoint nego-
tiators to meet in a neutral country to start peace talks based on these
proposals. ---
His basic proposal was that the Arab countries should recognize
Israel on condition that Israel accept the United Nations Palestine
partition recommendations of 1947. He referred specifically to acceptance
by Israel of the original boundaries proposed in the UN recommenda-
tions, under which Israel would give up additional territory taken in
driving out invading Arab armies in the 1948 war.
Israel would also be required to accept the principle of giving the
Arab refugees a choice between returning to pre-1948 homes or com-
pensation by Israel. The president of Tunisia expressed doubt whether
these conditions would be acceptable to Israel. However, he added that
Nations machinery such as the UN Secretariat could be helpful
the negotiations.
) L'Action, organ of the Neo-Destour Party, denied, however, that
`nourguiba had sought contact with Israeli representatives on his Arab-
Israel compromise plan. It charged that such reports had emanated
from "Zionist circles," declaring that no Arab leader could interject
himself in place of the Palestine Arabs, who must choose their method
for "liberating" themselves.
In an interview with the correspondent of the Christian Science
Monitor, President Bourguiba said he cannot accept a proposal voiced
by Israel's Foreign Minister Golda Meir that he visit Israel to negotiate.
"Only Palestine Arabs are qualified to negotiate on their fate; I am
not," he said Mrs. Meir made her proposal in an interview -with an
Israeli journalist, which was broadcast from Tel Aviv on April 16.
"Would Mrs. Meir accept this compromise solution of returning
to legality within the framework of United Nations decisions?" asked
(Continued on Page 12)

ROME—Informed sources asserted here Tuesday that any conclusion that the ultra-
conservatives in the Vatican had achieved any success in their efforts to dilute the
Ecumenical Council draft declaration on Catholic-Jewish relations would be erroneous.
These sources said it had been obvious even before publication last month of an
article by Bishop Luigi Carli of Segni, Italy, justifying the deicide charge against the
Jewish people that the ultra conservatives would make a final desperate stand against
the draft which specifically exonerates Jews, past and present, from any responsibility
for the crucifixion of Jesus. That draft received an overwhelming vote of preliminary
approval at the third Ecumenical Council session last November.
The disclosure that the draft had been drastically revised by an ad hoc commission
of four prelates at the Vatican, headed by Bishop Carli, surprised Jewish observers
because Bishop Carli's extreme stand had never been an official position of the Catholic
church.
It was suggested that the fact that Bishop Carli was a member of the ad hoc
commission might be connected with Pope Paul VI's concern over frequent complaints
by the ultra-conservative prelates of being "majorityized" by the Ecumenical Council
votes. These sources emphasized that the established procedural control of the secre-
tariat for Christian Unity, a councillary commission on the declaration on Jews, was
unaffected by the activities of the ad hoc commission. The sources said that this evalua-
tion did not exclude the possibility that known conservative pressures might influence
the text of the declaration in its final procedural stages. A final vote on the declaration
is expected after the Ecumenical Council convenes in September for its fourth and final
session.
The Vatican's Secretariat for Christian Unity, headed by Cardinal Bea, has exclu-
sive jurisdiction over the handling of the Declaration on Church Relations with Non-
Christians, a spokesman for the Bea secretariat declared here.
The statement was an obvious response to dispatches from Rome which reported
that an ad hoc commission of prelates has been planning drastic revisions of the Decla-
ration passed in November by a vote of 1,992 to 99.
The secretariat spokesman said that a full, plenary meeting of the 30 bishops on the
body would be held here May 9, to work out the final version of the Declaration's text on
the basis of amendments proposed during last November's session and since. These
amendments, or "modi," will be reviewed by the 30 prelates. They had already held

discussions on the subject last February, when they decided to postpone final action
until the May 9 meeting.

After decisions are made at the May meeting, the text will be sent on to the
(Continued on Page 14)

'50,000,000 Loan Extended by 11 Life Insurance Firms Erases
Debts to 97 Banks, Aids Jewish Agency's Humanitarian Efforts

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK — Eleven American life
insurance companies signed a loan agree-
ment Tuesday with the Jewish Agency for
Israel, Inc., providing long-term loans total-
ing $50,000,000, with the good faith and
credit of the American Jewish community
as represented by the United Jewish Appeal
as collateral: The ceremonies took place at
10 a.m. in the offices of the Jewish Agency.
The loan is to be repaid in level semi-
annual installments designed to fully amor-
tize this loan in 15 years.
Representatives of each of the 11 com-
panies were on hand for the signing cere-
monies, along with Max M. Fisher, general
chairman of the United Jewish Appeal;
Dewey D. Stone, chairman of the Jewish
Agency for Israel, Inc.; Gottlieb Hammer,
executive vice chairman of the Agency;
Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, executive vice

chairman of the United Jewish Appeal; and
Jack D. Weiler of New York, national UJA
chairman representing the American Jew-
ish Joint Distribution Committee.
Fisher indicated that the major share of
the loans—$44,885,166.22—will be used to
liquidate outstanding short-term loans with
97 banks in 39 U. S. communities, including
Detroit. The balance will be used by the
Jewish Agency for its current budgetary
purposes. He pointed out that this will free
84,000,000 per year for the immediate hu-
manitarian work of the Jewish Agency.
The loan was negotiated with the lenders
by Hammer. Simpson Thatcher and Bart-
lett acted as special counsel to the lending,
companies, and the firm of Guzik and Bouk-
stein represented the Jewish Agency.
P. Stokes Gaither, vice president of
New England Mutual Life Insurance Co.
and sookesman for the lenders, commented:

"This loan is remarkable in that it has been
structured upon the established spirit of
philanthropy and the integrity of the Jew-
ish people in America. The guarantor of
the loan is the United Jewish Appeal,
which is just another way of saying that
some of the most respected spokesmen of
the American Jewish community are pledg-
ing that this loan will be honored."
Stressing the importance of the agree-
ment, Dewey Stone said: "The loan will
make it possible for the Jewish Agency for
Israel, Inc., and the United Jewish Appeal
to eliminate the periodic renegotiation of
short-term loans by refunding the obliga-
tions incurred by the American Jewish
community on behalf of the rehabilitation
and resettlement programs in Israel. It
will make a larger share of currently col-
lected funds available for current urgent
needs in Israel.

"By increasing the cash flow for philan-
thropic work in Israel," he continued, "the
loan will provide resources to meet needs
at the time they arise and meet them im-
mediately with constructive solutions. Re-
habilitating a person as soon as possible
generally is cheaper and easier than deal-
ing at a later date with what may by then
have become a multiple problem or hard-
core case."
Commenting on the significance of the
loan, Max Fisher said: "This unprecedented
agreement is a milestone in the history of
Jewish philanthropy and probably in the
history of all philanthropy. Its uniqueness
can be focused in proper perspective when
you consider that this sizeable amount of
money reflects on the financial and moral
credit of the American Jewish community
in terms of their record of philanthropic
giving."

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