Israeli Journalist Views Mapai Party Crisis,
Links With 'Diaspora Press' on Visit Here
BY CHARLOTTE HYAMS
The political discord that has
split the Mapai Party asunder will
not result in David Ben-Gurion's
election as prime minister, it is the
belief of an Israeli political writer
who whisked into and out of De-
troit last week.
Aryeh Zimuki, of the independ-
ent daily Yedioth Achronoth (La-
test News), said he "personally"
feels the people of Israel are be-
hind Levi Eshkol and will show it
at the polls next fall. "Ben-Gur-
ion's fight is a personal thing," he
said. "There is really nothing sub-
stantial in his basis for opposi-
The 47-year-old journalist and
one-time policeman-press offi-
cer was here on return from a
tour of South America in an ef-
fort to consolidate ties between
his country and the Jewish press
of the Spanish-speaking dias-
It was in his capacity as presi-
dent of the Jerusalem Journalists
Association and coordinator of the
World Bureau of Jewish Journal-
ists that he was making this ob-
servation-good will tour.
Zimuki explained that Israel's
Journalists Association, "one of
the best organized trade unions in
the country," created the World
Bureau four years ago to improve
relations between the Israeli press
and Jewish press abroad.
The attitude of Israeli editors
toward diaspora Jewry had not
been particularly friendly. Foreign
Jewish newsmen complained that
the flow of news was one way, that
Israelis were told little about world
Today, however, there has been
a thaw in the freeze, and Zimuki is
certain the World Bureau has
something to do with it. "It's
changed the attitude of Israeli
journalists to the point where for-
eign Jewish correspondents are
Another advance is the publica-
tion of a quarterly, Korot ("Hap-
penings") in three languages—
English, Hebrew and Yiddish—
which outlines the problems of
the Jewish press abroad. He also
hopes to initiate a journalists' ex-
change program between Israel
and this country.
Zimuki said symposia on radio
have been arranged, and plans are
afoot for the publication of both
an almanac of the world Jewish
press and monographs about Jew-
ish newspapers before World. War
II. "There are signs, there are
signs," he said, "but we must find
a common language."
strictions, Zimuki cited the case of
Elie Cohen, the Jew who was
hanged as a spy in Syria. "Our ed-
itors agreed not to write about him
during the proceedings. We men-
tioned it only after his death. We
had hoped in this way we could
Zimuki was asked about censor-
ship and the "Lavon Affair,"
which, ostensibly, has been the rea-
son for Ben-Gurion's opposition to
Eshkol. Newspapers in Israel have
never explained what the "security
risk" was, although the foreign
press and wire services have come
up with details to some degree of
a c cur ac y.
Zimuki said simply: "We don't
want to give it an 'official note."'
He was impressed with the
American Jewish press, but cau-
tioned that the future belongs to
youth—"Not enough are entering
this field. With rare exceptions do
I meet journalists in the Jewish
press who are under 60."
Zimuki is proud of the achieve-
ments of the Israel Journalists As-
sociation, whose 650 members have
seen wages jump to an all-time
high, maintain headquarters in
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and sub-
mit cases to their own "press
council," which acts as a court of
ethics for all journalists in such
matters as libel. The latter is head-
ed by former Chief Justice Itzhak
Arriving in Detroit at almost
the same time the world learned
of Moshe Sharett's death, Zimuki
had only praise for the former
premier and foreign minister.
"He was the conscience of the
nation—a loss for Israel, for the
world Zionist movement, for the
labor movement. He sought peace
between Jews and Arabs, and as a
literary figure he valued beauty
His desire for unity is needed now,
especially in the current leader-
ship struggle. We greatly need
such men of moral influence."
Chair in Jewish History
Established at Ohio State
Vows Set for Sept.
New Director of
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Presi-
dent Johnson appointed Leonard
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Officers Are Named
by Yiddish Folks Farein
Yiddish Folks Farein recently
installed for the 1965-66 term Ed-
win Schwartz, president; Gordon
Seedberg, vice president; Julius
Seligon, treasurer; and Mrs. Jack
Stein and Mrs. Edwin Schwartz,
MISS LYNDA SCHWARTZ
Also elected were Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartz
Nathan Standler, Mrs. Mary Braz-
of Northlawn Ave., announce the
ner, Ben Heyman and Mrs. Minnie
engagement of their daughter Tanner, hospitality.
Lynda Fern to David Ruven
Schenk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jo-
seph Schenk of Wilmette, Ill.
Miss Schwartz attended the Uni-
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is a graduate o f the University of
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Her fiance received his bachelors
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A Sept. 5 wedding is planned,
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COLUMBUS (JTA)—Establisb- ed us only to more books, we could
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Press censorship in Israel is sity's board of trustees.
generally self-imposed and, at
The position within the depart-
that, is imposed only on military
and classified information like ment of history will be supported
aliyah problems, Zimuki said. by a gift through the university's
Photographers — Specializing in
The censorship board is com- development fund from Samuel
prised half of military men and
leader. Mr. and Mrs. Melton will
half of editors.
As an example of such self-re- give the university $20,000 per
year for a trial period up to five
If, after this time, it is decided
Golfer Jeffrey Cohen
to continue the professorship on
a permanent basis, they will give
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