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May 21, 1965 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-05-21

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Mapai Secretariat Backs Eshkol
as BENG Announces 'Candidacy'

From News Services to The Jewish News

AVIV — David Ben-Gurion
said this week he is ready to re-
turn to the leadership of the Mapai
Party "if the nation and Mapai
support me." This, of course, would
mean replacing Levi Eshkol as
prime minister.
The Mapai Party secretariat,
however, decided Sunday to express
full confidence in Eshkol, who Ben-
Gurion last week called "unfit" to
lead the party and the country.
In a resolution adopted by the
party secretariat, the Mapai lead-
ers pointed out that Eshkol had
been elected unanimously by the
Mapai center for the post of pre-
mier and as such enjoys the fullest
confidence in the party. The reso-
lution also expressed regret over
Ben-Gurion's statement last week
against Premier. Eshkol.

The secretariat warned local
party branches against dealing
with the composition of the list
of candidates for the forthcom-
ing elections to the Knesset, not-
ing that such action was entirely
in the hands of the party center
and its Knesset faction. While
superficially, Mapai seemed to
be on the verge of a split, party
leaders expressed confidence
that no split would develop.

Thus far, no Mapai member of
the cabinet has responded to Pre-
mier Eshkol's demand that those
sharing Ben-Gurion's opinions of
Premier Eshkol, should resign from
the government. In issuing the
challenge last week, Eshkol de-
clared: "If there are members of
the government who think about
me the way 'that man' does, I sug-
gest they free themselves from
their posts."
He added that despite the sharp
attack on him, he intended to con-
tinue his policies until the end of
the government's term.
Housing and Development Min-

ister Yosef Almogi and Deputy De-
fense Minister Shimon Peres were
reported ready to resign but were
prevented by their friends, includ-
ing Ben-Gurion. The faction pub-
lished a statement here declaring
that Premier Eshkol had no right
to demand the resignation of mem-
bers of the cabinet delegated to
their ministerial posts by the party.
In the statment, they said that
the traditional view of the Mapai
Party was that "the representa-
tives of Mapai in the cabinet and
the Histadrut always reflected the
various viewpoints existing in the
party and in its national leader-
ship, and this was the guiding prin-
ciple ever since the establishment
of the State."

The statement emphasized that
Mapai members must not resign
from the cabinet whenever they
disagree with the premier on is-
sues under dispute on a party
level, and must enjoy complete
freedom to fight in the cabinet
for their opinions "even when
they think that there should be
another candidate for premier-
ship."

Signatories of the statement in-
eluded Mayor Abba Khoushy of
Haifa; Moshe Dayan;• Mayor Mor-
dechai Surkiss of Kfar Saba; Hillel
Cohn, the general manager of
Solel Boneh; and a number of
others. Peres and Almogi were not
among those who signed the-state-
ment.
In addressing the Mapai secre-
tariat during the weekend, Premier
Eshkol took up Ben-Gurion's charge
that he had opposed a renewed in-
vestigation of the Lavon Affair on
grounds it would open a "Pan-
dora's box" of issues involving Is-
rael's security activities.
Ben-Gurion had said that any
individual afraid of "Pandora's
boxes" should not be premier even
if the party's center elected him.

ORT's Expansion, System's Growth
in Israel- Described by Dr. Haber;
New Men's Group Aims to Enroll 350

Dr. William Haber, dean of the
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts of the University of.
Michigan, president of American
and World ORT Federations, last
Friday described the growth of
the ORT technical schools and
the plans for vast increases to
provide for newcomens in Israel.
Addressing the newly - formed
ORT Men's Group, at a luncheon
meeting at the Standard Club,
Dr. Haber described his experi-
ences as Jewish adviser to Gen-
eral Lucius Clay at the end of
the war, and told of meeting the
children of displaced persons who
now are studying in ORT schools

in Israel.

"ORT is a movement to edu-
cate the hands," Dr. Haber said.
He quoted the late Mrs. Frank-
lin D. Roosevelt who, after visit-
ing the Israel ORT schools, said
she witnessed the development
of "educated hands." "Our task,
"Dr. Haber explained, "is to
convert raw manpower to skilled
manpower."

He reported an agreement
reached with the Israel govern-
ment to double the ORT schools'
enrollment and emphasized that
secondary education is most vital in
Israel. He said that of the 20,000
students in ORT schools in Israel,
8,000 are specializing to become
craftsmen and the rest are appren-
tices and adult workers.
"Israel can be saved by produc-
tion, and ORT contributes towards

the production factor," Dr. Haber
said.
He told of the recognition at-

tainment. by ORT which is re-
ceiving government support in
Swede n, Switzerland, Denmark
and other countries.
He pointed out that the end of
reparations from Germany has af-
fected the programs of overseas

movements, and he urged larger
ORT memberships to augment the
diminished income.

Harry Platt, organizer of the
ORT Men's Group, reported 180
already enrolled and said that
the aim of the group is to boost
the membership to 350.

At Friday's luncheon, Platt was
retained as provisional chairman
and Earl R. Gilman as secretary.
Election of permanent officers will
be held in September, when a
large meeting is planned with
Senator Jacob Javits as speaker.

instant acclaim fo •• •

In a showdown over the Lavon
issue, Premier Eshkol resigned last
year and was renamed by his
party and coalition partners. In
reply to that charge, Eshkol told
the secretariat "one should respect
party institutions." He added that
Ben-Gurion's interpretations over
the "Lavon Affair" were not cor-
rect.
Also attacking Ben - Gurion,

PORTRAIT
OF A
PEOPLE

Foreign Minister Golda Meir told
the secretariat that, while there
were no actual differences be-
tween the majority and the mi-
nority on the issue, there was

"merciless slander and libel and
personal war directed at elimi-
nating certain comrades."
She criticized the Tel Aviv
branch of the party for going to
Sde Boker and suggesting that Ben-
Gurion he-ad the election list and
asking him to agree to the nomina-
tion for the premiership. "What is
the present premier to do until
elections, and will other countries
want to deal with him meanwhile?"
Mrs. Meir asked.
Education Minister Z alm an
Aranne deplored the "evil spirit"
that was hovering over the party
and charged that Ben-Gurion was
treating Premier Eshkol the way
he treated former Premier Moshe
Sharett 10 years ago. The Mapai
center, meanwhile, will convene
soon to decide who will head the
Mapai list and who will be the
party's nominee for the premier-
ship.
According to an agreement on
the designation of places on the
combined election list to be shared
by Mapai and Ahdut Avoda, the
latter party will receive the third
and 10th places with Mapai getting
the remainder of the first 10
places for the Knesset election.
The Map a i-A hdut alignment
agreement — to which Ben-Gurion
is strongly opposed — was signed
officially Wednesday at the Tech-
nion-Israel Institute of Technology,
the site where Histadrut was
founded in 1920.

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Defeat in Lansing

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LANSING—A resolution calling
for a U.S. constitutional amend-
ment to require mandatory prayer
in all schools and public govern-
mental sessions was defeated in
the State Senate last week.
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troit Democrat, said following the
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