A Salute to Israel on Its 18th Anniversary
May Its 19th Year Bring It Nearer to Peace
and New Needs
A Weekly Review
Boycotts . . .
in Two Areas
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Israel Faces Western World's
Challenge on Atom Productivity
`Declaration of nights' Pleads
For Russian Jewry; Positive
Results Seen by Rabbi Miller
Meeting in Philadelphia, in Congress Hall, at a two-day session, the
American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry, acting on behalf of 25 national
Jewish organizations, adopted a "Declaration of Rights for Russian Jewry,"
with appeals for amelioration of Russian Jewry's plight. In a six-point pro-
gram, the conference called on the Soviet Union to remove discriminatory
acts and to restore to Russian Jewry its religious and cultural rights.
Rabbi Israel Miller of New York, president of the Rabbinical Council
of America, chairman of the steering committee of the conference, who was
the principal speaker at the midwest regional conference of the Rabbinical
Council in Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday, said he was convinced
that the USSR is sensitive to criticism and that many recent Russian
governmental acts indicated that "ameliorating gestures" by the Sovit,
leaders are a result of the intercessions by American Jewry. Arriving in
Detroit immediately after the Philadelphia conference, Rabbi Miller said,
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Israel could probably perfect an atomic bomb within
two years, the United States administration doesn't want Israel to join the "atomic
club," and Egypt's President Nasser has threatened to open "preventive war" against
Israel if he receives "concrete information" about Israel's nuclear capability, the
National Broadcasting Co. reported an a nationwide television program Sunday
A feature of the program was the showing, for the first time, of secretly
made, unauthorized films taken from a distance, of Israel's nuclear reactor at Dimona.
"There at Dimona," said NBC commentator Chet Huntley, "heavily guarded, is a
nuclear reactor. No outsider is allowed near it. But certain facts are known."
(In Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol declared in an interview in the Israeli
Army's weekly newspaper, Bamachaneh, that neither Israel nor the Arab states has
nuclear arms "and we are not interested that there be such arms in our area."
(Asked whether he would support efforts to declare the Middle East region a
nuclear-free zone, he replied:
("As a first stage, we propose a ceiling for armaments of all types in our region.
But since the Arabs don't recognize us, who will sit and talk with us?")
The NBC news correspondent in Paris, Bernard Frizell, added at this point:
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`Coke, Please,' Remains Respected
!Drink Order; Coca-Cola Franchise
Granted New Syndicate for Israel
"A Coke, please!"
Once again, this order, at soda fountains, in theaters, at restaurants, in
ball parks, will be made without quirks of conscience that "an unfriendly firm"
might be helped when Coca-Cola is ordered. On the contrary, Coca-Cola again as-
sumes an international flavor, thanks to the franchise that has been given by Coca-
Cola Export Corporation, thrOugh its board's chairman James A. Farley, to a new
syndicate in behalf of Israel.
Denial of a franchise to Tempo of Tel Aviv by Coca-Cola created a contro-
versy that resulted in serious charges by the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith
that the American firm had yielded to the boycott threats by the Arabs; threats of
a boycott by the Jewish War Veterans and actual cancellation of Coca-Cola orders
by many firms.
Irow the soft drink business in this country is- back to normal and Coca-Cola
once again assumes its respected place on billboards, in refreshments booths, where-
ever food is served.
"Jim" Farley, the U.S. Postmaster General in the administrations of Frank-
n Roosevelt, announcing the granting of a franchise to a syndicate that will han-
j.le the franchise in Israel, stated: "I want to emphasize that all decisions of this
kind are constantly under assessment and reassessment."
Farley announced that Abraham Feinberg, the active Israel Bond, Weiz-
mann Institute and Zionist leader, who is chairman of the executive committee of
the American Bank and Trust Co. of 70 Wall Street. New York, heads the group that
has been granted the Coca-Cola franchise. A similar group headed by Feinberg
was prevented by the Israel government in -1949 from acquiring a similar franchise
because of the then-existing Israel foreign exchange problems.
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I raise the cup of salvation and
proclaim the Lord aloud.
This is the day which the Lord
Let us be glad and rejoice in it.
For he has kept us in life, and
preserved us and enabled us to
reach this season.
Blessed art thou 0 Lord, our God,
King of the universe who
createst the fruit of the vine.
Ottawa Plans Legislation to Halt
Spreading -of Hate Propaganda
OTTAWA (JTA) — Federal legislation to combat hate propaganda is
being expected here following a report submitted by a special government
committee to the House of Commons urging legal measures against dis-
semination of hate literature and prison terms for persons advocating
The report was submitted by Solicitor General Lawrence Pennel. The
committee, headed by Law Dean Maxwell Cohen of McGill University, was
set up by the federal government last January to study the problem of
curbing the flow of propaganda aimed at ethnic or religious minorities.
The government had stated that the committee's recommendations would
serve as basis for federal action.
In a related development, the Canadian Jewish Congress wrote to Prime
Minister Lester Pearson, urging him to consider support of legislation
extending the "spirit and intent" of the criminal code, which bans mailing
of "scurrilous matter," to make it "an offense to publish, whether orally
or in writing, anything that is scurrilous."
The proposal was offered as "a further suggestion which we would
like you to consider as an additional or alternative approach" to previous
Canadian Jewish Congress recommendations to the government and the
House Committee on External Affairs last year.
- The government committee proposed that the criminal code be
amended to make advocacy or promotion of genocide "an indictable of-
fense," punishable by five years' imprisonment. The committee offered, as
part of its proposed amendment the proposal that "every one who, by
communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred or contempt
against any identifiable group, where such incitement is likely to lead to a
breach of the peace, is guilty of an indictable offense and is liable to
imprisonment for two years, or, an offense punishable on summary
Another proposed clause of the suggested amendment was that "every-
one who, by communicating statements, wilfully promotes hatred or con-
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Local, Worldwide Celebrations
Mark Israel's 18ith Anniversary
Israel's 18th anniversary will be greeted by Jewish communities throughout the world
during the coming week.
Detroit's traditional celebration will take place Sunday evening, at Temple Israel, under
the joint auspices of the Zionist and Jewish Community Councils.
With Chaim Salamon, consul for economic affairs and director of the Government of
Israel Investment Authority, as guest speaker, and an entertainment program that will
include a performance by the Aviv Theater, the traditional celebration here will mark
the continuing kinship between American and Israeli Jewries.
Special programs have been prepared for a variety of celebrations. Pioneer Women's.
Organization has formulated a program for celebrations at home. Included in it is a special
Kiddush - - in Hebrew and in English — to provide for a traditional salute to Israel over
wine cups. The text of the prayer and its English translation are on the left.
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