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September 24, 1965 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-09-24

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Year in eriew: a Notable 5725

of Congress this week, when the draft convention of religious free- thee") David Ben-Gurion. Pre.
mier Eshkol promptly resigned
Senate approved a Presidential pet dom.
(Continued on Page 21)
project: the Immigration Reform
UJA CALLS DETROITER
Bill. Details of the final bill will
World Jewish action was direc-
be worked out by a joint commit- ted into many channels this year.
tee of Senate and House, which One always-major effort was for
11y CHARLOTTE HYAMS
ficial condemnations were few. passed an earlier version.
the United Jewish Appeal, which
inaugurated a $127,000,000 spe-
Old wounds healed, new fights This month, at the end of a long
SOVIET HARD LINE
series
of
provocations,
Israel
re-
cial fund for expansion of Israel's
begun, small victories, g r eat
Yet another issue drawing cong-
secondary school system.
achievements—any way you look taliated.
ressional
attention
has
been
the
It set the Arabs back on their
(As usual, Detroit Jewry did its
at it, the year 5725 won't soon be
heels, but it didn't stop the hit- concern for some time of Jewish. part, raising through the Allied
forgotten.
The
and non-Jewish leaders through-
Jewish Campaign a record $5,158,-1
In September 196'4, Israel's run raiders.
out the world: the pitiful status
Exciting
SPEAKS UP
800,
a
large
part
of
which
went
Knesset was demanding that Bonn
Even as Israel announced its of the 3,000,000 Jews of the Soviet to the UJA.
"New
recall its scientists working on
Taste"
missiles in Egypt. A 17-year-old National Water Carrier project Union.
(To assist in the area, a Con-
Nikita Khrushchev's ouster as gregational Council of all Detroit
in
country with a 25-year-old hurt had been in full operation since
was appealing to a former enemy June 1964, the Arabs were con- premier apparently had little effect synagogues was set up. There was
Foods
not to contribute again to the sidering how best to divert those on the Moscow hard line; and a new impetus, too: Detroiter Max
TRY IT!
every report of a book published Fisher was elected national UJA
destruction of the Jewish people. waters of the Jordan.
One voice of moderation came in Yiddish would be followed with chairman.)
Ten months later, West German
Delivered to Your
Internally, Israel went through
scientists were virtually nonex- out of the warlike "kumsitz": that another report of arrests of Jews
istent on Egyptian soil, the parlia- of Habib Bourghiba of Tunisia. for "economic crimes." Last Pass-
some political stomach aches. It
Home—or Ask for It
ment had extended its statute of Calling for "mutual respect" with over, Moscow Jews were allowed
all began with the reopening of
by Name at Your
the wartime "security mishap"
limitations on prosecution of Nazi the Jews, he earned the plaudits • to bake matzo; Kiev Jews were
denied a baking permit. Three U.S. known as the Lavon Affair by
Neighborhood
Store
war criminals and — in the head- of Israeli and Jewish leaders, the
rabbis spoke in Moscow's Central former Prime Minister (and "re-
brickbats of President Nasser.
line-making event of the year
The Arab Boycott Office also Synagogue; soon after, a Minsk
Bonn exchanged ambassadors with
continued
its own brand of black- periodical reviled Judaism.
the State of Israel.
Organizations in the free world
mail:
forcing
businessmen in free
Actually, what occurred in
those 10 months made many countries to either cease trade with signed petitions; rabbis march-
Israel or be blacklisted by the Arab ed; intellectuals wrote letters;
headlines. Groups around the
and, in a dramatic "Eternal
S.
Con-
I
League
nations.
world, including the U.
Light Vigil" Sept. 19, thousands
A strongly phrased bill to
gress, protested against West
of Americans marched on Wash-
counteract these activities and
Germany's seeming lack of con-
ington.
protect American businessmen
cern with its obligations to
failed to get through the House;
The United Nations had a hand
Israel. (In January, Detroit's
but, a compromise measure was in the issue when the Subcommis-
Jewish C o to munity Council
adopted, some say as a conces- sion on Prevention of Discrimina-
amassed a picket line of 300 be-
Ron to the ever-conciliatory State tion and Protection of Minorities
fore the German consulate).
Department.
recommended establishment of a
Nevertheless, relations deterio-
rated to the point that Bonn It was a year full of such slur- UN conciliation committee before
the which governments (notably the
bowed to Arab "blackmail," mishes between Congress and
the USSR) could be brought on chargeS
State
Department.
In
fact,
Is-
breaking an arms deal with
rael, fortunes of food aid to Egypt rode of violation of religious rights.
It took Communist East Ger- an up-down course from last Sep-
That subcommission even man-
aged to circumvent Soviet obstruc-
many's leader, Walter Ulbricht, to tember to this.
Nasser's suggestion that the tions to adopt a U.S.-proposed
change the picture. So angered
was West German Chancellor Lud- "U.S. can jump in the ocean" was
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
wig Erhard by the UAR's blatant not favorably received in Con-
display of hospitality to the visit- gress, and measures to cut off all 20 Friday, September 24, 1965
ing East German, that an offer aid to Egypt were proposed in


was immediately extended to both houses. Once again, however,
"moderation"
ruled,
and
the
Presi-
Israel for the establishment of
LE SHONO TOVO
diplomatic relations. dent was given discretionary au-
thority
over
such
aid.
By the time the deal had been
Soon after it was announced that
closed two months later, West
Germany also had extended the President Johnson would fulfill a
statute of limitations five years— contract for $37,000,000 in aid to
not without protests by those who the UAR, the State Department
considered a five-year extension a red-facedly admitted that Egypt
seemed to be reselling U.S. food
mere token act.
In addition, Bonn made its final meant for the poor. And so on and
payment on the 15-year-old repara- on it goes.
DESALINATION PACT
tions pact with Israel, and parlia-
ment approved a special hardship The good will of the Johnson ad-
fund of $300,000,000 to compen- ministration toward Israel was
sate Nazi victims in Iron Curtain shown in other ways, however.
countries. Even before Lyndon B. Johnson
Today, with the first rocky days was re-elected, he signed a pact
a thing of the past, Rolf Pauls toward mutual cooperation with
is ambassador to Israel; Asher Israel in the field of desalination
Ben-Nathan ambassador to West of sea water, and he reiterated
PFC. JOSEPH L. BALE POST NO. 474
DETROIT POST NO. 135
Germany. American's commitment to the
Howard Waterstone, Commander
Louis A. Benton, Commander
security of the Jewish State.
Edith Bale, Auxiliary President
VATICAN COUNCIL
Bertha Schoap, Auxiliary President
Rivaling that story—or series of President Johnson's victory at
POST 510
JONES POST NO. 190
stories— was the Vatican Ecumeni- the nolls was hailed as a victory
Marvin Epstein, Commander
cal Council action on "the Jewish I for liberal forces in this country.
Joseph Jones, Commander
Ida Glass, Auxiliary President
Deborah Bregman, Auxiliary President
question"; a declaration denying 5725 had begun with an editorial
for all time the age-old charge warning of the sinister aspects
LT.
ROY F. GREEN POST NO. 529
LT. ELI LEVIN POST NO. 230
that the Jewish people was guilty behind the campaign — the right-
Milton Greenberg, Commander
Sol
M.
Haberman,
Commander
for the death of Jesus. wing backlash, the Ku Klux Klan
Esther Kaufman, Auxiliary President
One year ago, in a preliminary attempts to squelch the Negro fight
FLINT POST NO. 231
for
civil
rights.
vote, the declaration on Catholic-
YETZ-COHEN POST NO. 530

World National Local Stolies
Added Up to Big Headlines

Sour
(Salad) Cream

NoActiati

Sincere Best Wishes

For A Happy New Year

Isenberg, Newman
Steinberger



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DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN
JEWISH WAR VETERANS

OF THE UNITED STATES & LADIES AUXILIARY

Sincerely Wish a New Year of Continuous Peace
and Happiness to the Entire Jewish Community.

Jews — many of them young
Jewish relations passed overwhelta-
ingly despite the protests of Chris- people—were active in the fight
tian Arabs. Final approval of that for the dignity of their fellow
draft at the current session was man, and the yarmulka came to
predicted by many American be the symbol of such dignity
Catholic leaders, who have been in for Negroes in the South.
In August, however, rioting and
the front ranks of its supporters.
There was another historical looting in Los Angeles, much of
wound healed in 5725, when for it directed at Jewish shop owners,
the first time in nearly 500 years left another kind of imprint. To
legal status was granted to the some, it looked like the earlier
Jewish community of Spain. Not Harlem riots; and many a Jew in
since 1492, when Queen Isabella Detroit must have been reminded
expelled the Jews, had there of the haunting film "The Pawn-
been any such recognition of broker" that still is an all-time
the community. sellout here.
Back in Washington, a signature
Israel's relations with her neigh-
hors also made the news. The year by President Johnson brought mix-
began with an Arab summit con- ed reaction from the Jewish corn-
ference, at which its delegates munity: he signed his Federal Aid
managed to agree on Israel but to Education Bill after winning
disagree on everything else. approval in Congress: Hailed by
Most of the attacks on the Jew- Orthodox movements, the bill's
ish state proved to be verbal; but passage was followed by an an-
there were some, particularly by nouncement that American Jewish
the notorious El Fatah raiders, Congress would test its constitu-
that took the lives of Israelis in tionality in the courts. There it
border clashes. Both sides appeal- stands today.
A New Year's present came out
,{1 to the United Nations, but of-

Herman Cohen, Commander
Ilene Wiseman, Auxiliary President

Robert Goldman, Commander
Betty Spinner, Auxiliary President

LT. RAYMOND ZUSSMAN POST. NO. 333

Herbert Perchikoff, Commander
Ruby Tompkins, Auxiliary President

SHOLOM POST NO. 537

Dr. Maxwell Hoffman, Commander
Leah Hoffman, Auxiliary President

SGT. MORTON A. SILVERMAN POST
NO. 418

HARVEY DATER POST NO. 559
( Lansing)

David L. Friedman, Commander
Ida Shein, Auxiliary President

Bernard B. Friedland, Commander

BLOCH-ROSE POST NO. 420

OAK PARK POST NO. 716

Sol Leider, Commander
Dorothy Goldberg, Auxiliary President

William Steckelis, Commander
Anita Moss, Auxiliary President

ROBERT J. RAFELSON POST NO. 431

PFC. DORAN GOLDFARB TRI-CITY POST
NO. 727 (Saginaw)

Sam Solomon, Commander
Eva Saks, Auxiliary President

Dr. Lewis Imerman, Commander

CHARLES N. ISACKSON

ELEANOR DALE

DEPARTMENT COMMANDER

DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT

SOL M. HOBERMAN

JWV MEMORIAL HOME ASSOCIATION



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