State Department Concerned Over Israel's Atomic
Potential...Johnson Plan Uead...UNEF Welcomed
By PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
major world powers advised about all of its nuclear experimental tests and plans.
In every area of world concern, whether it is during a discussion of the food
and population problem, or the United Nations and developing nations, or at sessions
dealing with disarmament, the Israel position is inevitably discussed. As at four or five
previous similar national foreign policy conferences, spokesmen for the State Depart-
ment made it a point to mention that the Johnson Plan had been backed by our
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Serious issues that involve our government in Vietnam,
the Latin Americas, Indonesia, Rhodesia and in many other war-torn areas have shoved
to the background the tensions in the Middle East. Nevertheless, the Israel-Arab prob-
lems, Nasser's threats not only to Israel but also to Saudi Arabia and
Yemen, keep part of the limelight on that portion of the globe, and
State Department officials have not ceased viewing the Middle East
as one of the vital areas on which our government must keep a
This became apparent during a two-day conference of editors
and broadcasters before whom government officials reviewed
American policies during the past week-end.
While there is a lessened fear over a possible eruption of
hostilities between Israel and the Arab states, it has become
apparent that the United States is concerned over the progress
Israel apparently is making in the development of nuclear power.
There are constant admonitions that nuclear weapons must be
controlled and Israel is warned from time to time to keep the
That plan was rejected by Israel. It was disapproved by the Arabs. Yet it was
pushed for several years. For the first time last week, it was stated officially that
it is considered dead and that it could not be imposed on those who reject it.
Except, therefore, for demands that Israel should submit to control of its atomic
planning by the International Atomic Control Agency, the Middle East issue has been
minimized this year to a greater degree than ever.
Yet, there is, behind the scenes, evidence of serious concern over what may
transpire, and there remains the fear lest Russian arming of Arab states may lead
to serious troubles. On one occasion, for instance, in a report of an earnest desire on the
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A Weekly Review
of Jewish Events
Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
Vol. XLIX, No. 11
May 6, 1966-17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364
$6.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c
$5,650,000 Anticipated Campaign
Total for '66 Thrills Solicitors; Expect
List of Donors to Exceed 24,000
Israel Defends Reprisal Raids,
Exposes El Fatah Terrorists
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. — Israel replied Tuesday to the Secur-
ity Council complaint filed Monday by Jordan, in which Jordan accused
"Israel of "aggression," by pointing out that, in the last 17 months,
there had been 43 Arab terrorist attacks against civilian targets in
-Israel—and that 33 of these originated from Jordan territory.
Michael S. Comay, Israel's permanent representative, noted in a
letter to Dr. J. C. de Beus, of the Netherlands, the May president of
- the Security Council, that Israel had suffered 27 casualties and heavy
- damage as a result of the raids by El Fatah saboteurs.
Conceding that Israel raided two Jordanian villages last Friday
night, Comay said in his letter that, while Israel regretted the necessity
for those actions, "when all appeals and warnings fail, the Israel gov-
ernment is obliged to take appropriate steps to protect the security of
its citizens and its borders."
The Israeli letter pointed out that Israel had warned Jordan a
umber of times that it would be held responsible for permitting El
atah gangs to mount their frequent attacks from bases in Jordanian
territory. Comay attached to his letter a sketch map, showing the •
. exact spot inside Israel where attacks have recurred since January,
1965. The locations were shown to have included Israeli settlements
along all four Arab borders from Lebanon and Syria in the north, to
the Gaza Strip in the east to half-way down the Negev frontier facing
Jordan's complaint, handed by Jordan's Ambassador Muhammad
H. El Farra to Dr. de Beus, did not call for a session of the Council
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An enthusiastic assembly of campaign workers and their division chairmen marked
the conclusion of the 1966 Allied Jewish Campaign with a victory dinner, anticipating
a total income—when all the unsolicited potential givers will have been reached—of
• The campaign co-chairmen, Sol Eisenberg and Irwin Green, were overjoyed in
their announcements, and the division heads evidenced great satisfaction not only in
having exceeded nearly all previous campaign records but also in having reached a new
large number of donors. Assuredly the third best campaign year, the expectation that
more than 24,000 people will have been reached as contributors added to the glory
of the campaign's closing event.
In an analysis of the campaign results, William Avrunin, executive director of
the Jewish Welfare Federation, announced that, as of Wednesday night, the campaigners
already reported a total of $5,406,658; that with an anticipated additional assured income
of $198,000 the total is certain to go to $5,604,000 and that it may go to the higher
anticipated figure of $5,650,000. He also reported that the contributors enlisted thus far
number 19,657 and that it may reach the 24,000 figure — 1,000 more than last year.
Division reports confirmed Avrunin's analyses when it was indicated that in some
instances thousands of potential givers are yet to be reached. All of the division chairmen
gave assurances that their solicitations will continue, and all pledged to complete the job
Highlighting the evening's program, in addition to the enthusiastic addresses of
Eisenberg and Green, was the statement by Max M. Fisher, national chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal, major beneficiary of the Allied Jewish Campaign, who reported on
the generous responses to the UJA in the past few months. He said Detroit and New York
registered the largest increases in giving to the great humanitarian causes and he was
especially pleased with the enrollment of many young people in UJA leadership.
"We accept our responsibilities at home as well as abroad," Fisher said, "and we
are elated that children and grandchildren are carrying on the work of parents and
"One of the gratifying aspects of my experience in visiting other cities, as national
chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, is to be able to point to my own home town
as a Jewish community which takes its responsibilities seriously," Fisher said. "It
has been rewarding to cite Detroit as an example of a community which has
built well at home and has responded generously to the needs overseas and
Fisher presented awards on behalf of UJA to Charles Gershenson
and Louis Berry for their services as national UJA Cabinet members.
A UJA award also was presented to Dr. Richard C. Hertz, who gave
the invocation, for his services as a member of the UJA national rabbinical
Brief remarks were delivered at the dinner by Abraham Borman.
honorary campaign chairman, who praised the labors of Eisenberg and
Green and their many co-workers.
Eisenberg's introductory remarks included analyses of the efforts
during the past three months by dedicated workers. Greeu emphasized that
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Leading the way to the great Allied Jewish Campaign triumph, the mechanical
trades division, at the final report meeting last Friday, registered the greatest
percentage gain over its 1965 totals with a 110 per cent achievement. In photo
on the left, the division chairman, Malcolm Lowenstein, posted the total as
Sid Jones, Sol Eisenberg, Phil Krawitz and Irwin Green looked on.