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October 15, 1965 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-10-15

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Golds Meir Pleads for Coexistence
as 'Substitute for Doctrine of War'

Remains
Temporary Haven
for the Oppressed

HE JEWISH
JEWISH NEWS

Pope Paul VI and
Quest for Peace
*
Detroit's Role in
Progressive
Education

ca

Editorials
Page 4

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A Weekly Review

Detailed
Story on
Page 17

of Jewish Events

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

VOLUME XLVIII—NO. 8

Printed in a
100% Union Shop

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364—Oct. 15, 1965

_ $6.00 Per Year; This lsue 20c

Arab Governments Uncooperative on Refugees

Third Generation Packs Rolls;
Five-Year Extension Requested

A

Study in Identification:

Educational Deficiency Causing
Lack of Conviction among Youth?

By MILTON FRIEDMAN

(Copyright, 1965, JTA, Inc.)

WASHINGTON — Is it merely coincidental that a disproportionately
large number of young Jews are working for the U.S. Office of Equal Oppor-
tunity. (Poverty Corps), the Peace Corps, civil rights and pacifist move-

ments?

The Bnai Brith Hillel Foundations examined this question recently

when students from 123 universities conducted an institute on aspects of

Jewish existence today.
Many students appeared confused about their identity as Jews. Some
frankly admitted they saw nothing special in being Jewish. They contended
that Jewish values could not be differentiated from civilized non-Jewish
values in an era marked by a universal quest for social justice. They were
dubious about identifying with a so-called "Jewish" community that many
found ostentatious, materialistic and unappeasing.
Students asked: "Why should I be Jewish? . . . Just because Hitler
killed 6,000,000 Jews? . . . What (lees Judaism really offer today? . . . Why
.join Hillel when SNCC, CORE, SANE and 'Ban the Bomb' are more
active for social justice? . . . What is unique about being Jewish in the
_space age? . .. Are not churches and other elements of society striving
for 'Jewish' aims of human welfare, civil rights and peace? . . . Is
Judaism a corned beef sandwich, a bagel with lox?"
Today's students are at home on the campus and in social and cultural
contacts that cross religious and even racial lines. Why put one's self into
a do it yourself ghetto? Such were the questions confronting the Hillel
(Continued on Page 3)

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UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA)—The head of the United Nations agency which
provides aid to Arab refugees in the-areas adjacent to Israel told a General Assembly
committee here Tuesday that the "host governments" of those areas—Egypt, Jor-
dan, Syria and Lebanon—will not cooperate with him in efforts to rid the relief rolls
of fraudulent claimants unless certain terms are met by the agency.
Laurence Michelmore, Commissioner-General of the agency — the United Na-
tions Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees — declared that, in the last
year, he had been able to remove from the relief rolls only one-half of 1 per cent of
the claimants. His annual report of UNRWA registration said ration rolls had in-
creased during the past year by 2.7 per cent, growing to a total of 1,280,823 persons.
Appearing before the Assembly's Special Committee for an oral statement
supplementing his written report, he said that through the years "efforts have been
made to rectify the ration rolls by identifying the names of ineligible persons and
removing them from the lists." He stated that he had worked out new proposals for
putting those steps into effect.
"However," he reported, "the host governments have indicated they would
not wish to proceed with implementation of those proposals unless funds were as-
sured to enable the UNRWA program to continue at existing levels, and to provide
for future increased costs arising from the natural growth of the refugee popula-
tion." He had indicated previously that the "natural growth" of the refugee popula-
tion embraces the "third generation" of children born to these refugees who had ori-
ginally left Israel territory in 1948.
Recommending that the Assembly give UNRWA a new mandate of five
years for continuing its work beyond the present cutoff date of June 30, 1966, he said
that, if enough money were provided to continue UNRWA services at its present level,
"the host governments have confirmed that they, on their part, would take effective
action in cooperating with the agency to ensure that the agency's services were given
only to refugees actually in need."

(Continued on Page 5)

"My son, if thou wilt.

Thou shalt be

instructed;

And if thou wilt

yield thy soul,

thou shalt be

prudent.

If thou love

to hear,

Thou shalt

receive;

And if thou incline

thine ear,

Thou shalt

be wise."

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