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July 23, 1965 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-07-23

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Israel Minister of Labor Calls Sabras New York Court Approves of Relief on Statute
'Cool' Toward Diaspora Jewish Youth for Owners of Local Stores Open on Sundays

NEW YORK—Thousands of New
York city stores will be allowed to
stay open on Sunday due to unani-
mous approval of a broad interpre-
tation of the Fair Sabbath Law by
the state's court of appeals.
The district attorney had con-
tended that the law, which pro-
vided Sunday opening for stores
closed on Saturday, governed only
those stores run by a family. No
employes from outside the family,

Britain Will Maintain
ME Position, Wilson
Informs Parliament

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Israel Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, at his Tel Aviv office, greets
U.S. participants of the fourth annual American-Israel "Dialogue"
sponsored by the American Jewish Congress. At left is Mrs. Virginia
Snitow, chairman of the AJCongress Women's Division; right,
young American panelists Jane Satlow Gerber, Paul Cowan and
David Berger.
* * *
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israeli youth cized the idea that working for
was chided by one of Israel's most Negro voting rights in Mississippi
popular war heroes, Brig. Gen. was a sign of "Jewish identifica-
Yigal Al:Ion, now minister of labor, tion," Polier said, "in America
for what he called their "coolness" itself the Negro community ac-
toward non-Israeli Jewish youth. cepts the Jewish commitment to
The scolding was voiced at the racial equality as an authentic
American-Israeli Dialogue, a four- Jewish act."
day colloquium conducted here
Catholic and Protestant groups
and at Kibbutz Givat Brenner.
in the U.S. also view Jewish par-
The American Jewish Congress ticipation
in the civil rights move-
sponsored the dialogue.
ment as a natural and legitimate
Alilon's remarks were made expression of Jewish tradition, he
after young American Jewish in- said.
tellectuals, joined by some Israeli
The American Jewish Congress
natives, had accused Israeli youth
continued: "I would urge
of making little or no effort to un- our Israeli friends to recognize
derstand American Jewish life. A
the Jewish role in the Ameri-
sabra (Israel-born) himself, Allon that civil
rights struggle has done
deplored the failure of youth in can
translate the Jewish
this country to display enough ideal of social
into daily
warmth toward Jewish youth life and invoke justice
the great lessons
abroad. Declaring such an attitude of Jewish historical
experience in
was "unnecessary and harmful,"
he said that many Israeli students meeting the issues of our time.
"The disproportionate role of
who go abroad "prefer the so-
individual Jewish men and women
ciety of non-Jews."
— and Jewish organizations — in
While he welcomes such con- the civil rights struggle has sig-
tacts, he said, the Israelis should
nificantly raised the status of
"show mutual respect for deep-
American Jewry a m o n g the
ening Jewish awareness of Jew-
American people as a whole.
ish unity among Jews as Jews,

wherever they live."

Although the "dialogue" partici-
pants did not reach agreement on
aliyah, the "Jewishness" of civil
rights activity in the U.S. or other
major issues that arose, their
frank and often uninhibited ex-
change of views did give rise to
what the leader of the visiting
American dialogue team called
"the basis of any dialogue between
us—ifree discussion, respect for
differences and acceptance of all
Jews as brothers."
Shad Polier of New York, chair-
man of the national governing
council of the American Jewish
Congress, said he was "profound-
ly moved by the spirit of comrade-
ship and sense of encouragement"
He said the response among Is-
raelis and in the press—"through
which the dialogue is carried to
the whole country"—had made the
American Jewish Congress leaders
visiting here "more determined
than ever to keep coming back
and keep talking."

In his remarks at the final


round July 8, Polier returned to

what was perhaps the overriding
theme of the 1965 dialogue—
participation in the civil rights
struggle in the U.S. as an ex-
pression of Judaism relevant to
today's world.

Polier noted that young Ameri-
can Jews had enlisted "far out of
proportion to their numbers" as
freedom riders, teachers and
voting-rights workers in the civil
rights movement.
But while many Israelis criti-

LONDON — The British govern-
ment has no intention of "desert-
ing our traditional friends in the
Middle East or of altering our re-
lations to the Arab-Israel dispute,"
Prime Minister Harold Wilson told
the House of Commons Tuesday.
Participating in Parliament's for-
eign affairi debate, the Premier
touched on the Middle East. He
said that as part of the govern-
ment's efforts to improve relations
in that region he had "envisaged
at the earliest possible moment a
visit by a senior foreign office min-
ister to Cairo" to try to improve
relations with Egypt.
"This is still our intention," he
asserted. But he declared such a
visit is not possible now while the
Egyptian regime is still engaged
"in a series of subversive terrorist
actions which make it impossible
for us to acquit Egypt and her
friends of connivance, or even in-

4,000 Jews Live in Peru

The Jewish community of Peru,
which dates back to Marrano set-
tlements in the early part of the
16th Century, today numbers some
4,000 persons, the vast majority of
whom live in the capital city of

he insisted, could work on Sun-
The appeals court, however,
upheld an earlier decision by
the Supreme Court's appelate
term which said such limited in-
terpretation of the law was un-
fair to store owners not blessed
with a large family.
Praise for the decision was
voiced by the American Jewish
Congress, long a leader in efforts
to liberalize the Sunday-closing
laws. The Congress had contended
that the statute was meant to em-
brace nonfa mily employes as long
as the "conduct" and management
of the business remained in fam-
ily hands.
In January, 1964, the Congress
had acted as friend of the court in
behalf of an Orthodox lumber deal-
er who was accused of hiring four
employes to work on Sunday. A
year later, the misdemeanor con-
viction was reversed.
It was now expected that several
thousand businesses operated by
Orthodox Jews would now be able
to stay open on Sunday. The Sev-
enth-Day Adventists, who also ob-

serve their sabbath on Saturday,
also will be helped.
Meanwhile, Gov. Rockefeller
announced Tuesday he had sign-
ed the bill passed by the last
legislature extending to the en-
tire state the provisions of New
York City's Fair Sabbath Law.
At the sme time, the governor
said he vetoed another measure
approved by the legislature which
would have left it to local govern-
ments to decide whether the Fair
Sabbath Law should apply in their




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Non-Commercial TV
Approved for Israel,
Pending Final Report

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel's
cabinet approved Monday the es-
tablishment of a non-commercial
general television service in this
country, with programming to be
handled by Kol Israel, the govern-
ment-owned and operated radio
It is tentatively scheduled to
to launch TV here in 1967. The
cabinet's decision was based on a
report made by television experts
who visited Israel last April under
the auspices of the European
Broadcasting Union, which was in-
vited by Kol Israel to undertake
such a survey.
The cabinet's approval is still
subject to another vote by the
cabinet itself, after a further report
on the subject by an inter-depart-
mental committee, which will ex-
amine the economic, cultural and
political aspects of a future Israeli
TV service. After the cabinet acts
on that report, the issue will be
submitted to the Knesset for final

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`Nevada' in California

Joseph E. Levine announces
commencement of principal photo-
graphy on "Nevada Smith" in the
Lone Pine, Bishop and Mammoth
areas of California.

Friday, July 23, 1965-7

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