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May 13, 1966 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-05-13

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Kosygin's Pro-Nasser Role Marked by Cairo Visit

chances for a compromise be-
tween the Arab states and Israel.
Nasser replied: "Well, the
Arabs of Palestine want to return
to their homeland, to regain their
property." Since the Israelis "re-
fuse to admit a single Arab to re-
turn," he 'declared, "the only
solution is force."
Socialist International
Congress Condemns Flow
of Arms to Arabs
cialist International, currently con-
ducting its world congress here
adopted a resolution Monday con-
demning the flow of arms to the
Arab states as a threat to Israel.
The resolution reaffirmed a pre-
viously issued call for solution of
the Middle East problem "by nego-
tiations and by respect for the in-
dependence of all nations.'
"The congress notes," the reso-
lution stated, "that recurring ten-
sions in the Middle East could
constitute threats to world peace.
Threats against Israel and the
heavy flow of arms to certain Arab
countries constitute a real danger
to Israel's social and economic de-
velopment, to the region, and to
world peace."
Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's form-
er foreign minister, and head of
the Israel delegation to the con-
gress, objected to a proposal for
barring speeches by non-members
from African states. "The Jewish
people," she told the congress,
"have a long memory of suffer-
ing as a result of prejudice and
anti-Semitism. The Jewish people
are sensitive to and understanding
of the African people." Mrs. Meir
also spoke in general of the prob-
lems facing underdeveloped coun-
tries. Sweden's Prime Minister
Tage Erlander singled out Mrs.
Meir's address as " an outstanding
contribution" to the subject.
Israeli Arab Arrested;
Called Spy for Lebanon
TEL AVIV, (JTA)—Israeli auth-

orities announced that an Israeli,
Rahamim Hajaz, 22, years old, has
been detained on suspicion of spy-
ing for Lebanon. He was arrested
a month ago near the Lebanese
border, allegedly while he was
carrying photographs, maps and
lists of Israeli army camps. The
announcement stated that he will
be tried on charges of espionage in
a court at Haifa. The date of the
scheduled trial was not given.
The three young Israelis who
were found guilty in the Haifa
District Court yesterday of spying
for Egypt will be sentenced on
June 14.
Arab Boycott Office Seeks
`Clarification" on Deal
LONDON, (JTA)—The Coca-Cola
Company was given three months
to clarify recently published re-
ports that Coca-Cola has given a
concession to an American Jewish
company to open a Coca-Cola bot-
tling plant in Israel.
Mohammed Mahgoub, commis-
sioner general of the Arab Central
Office for the Boycott of Israel,
said the three months could be
used by the American company "to
explain its attitude, after which its
position will be reviewed" respect-
ing sales to Arab states. He claim-
ed that more people drink Coca-
Cola in Arab countries than in the
United States.

to be regretted that so many in- two messages to the Philharmonic,
tellectuals have found it possible requesting that new dates be set.
to act mistakenly on so many Today's cable from the Philhar-
monic offered to start the exchange
or June 15.
He cited as examples of the either on May * 21
* *
lack of anti-Semitism the monthly
issuance of the Moscow magazine, Soviet Publishing House
Sovietisch Heimland, in Yiddish; Issues New Translation
the existence in Moscow of a ye- of 'Song of Songs'
LONDON (JTA) — The Soviet
shiva; and the claim that 8,000,000
copies of the poetry of the late Publishing House for scholarly
Leib Kvitko, a Yiddish poet, had books, Nauka, has published a new
been circulated in the USSR. He translation of the "Song of Songs"
did not mention the fact that and plans to publish soon a catalog
Kvitko had been murdered in the of Hebrew manuscripts in the
Stalin purges of Jewish intellectu- Leningrad library, it was reported
als, or the fact that the publication here from Moscow.
The new translation was pre-
of the Kvitko works had been
issued in Russian translation, not pared by Prof. Igor Diakonov. His
introduction deals with the charac-
in Yiddish.
Leonoff insisted that the exist- ter of ancient Hebrew poetry. The
ence of few synagogues in the volume appeared in an edition of
USSR does not denote anti-Jewish 50,000 copies. The first volume of
persecution. He said that all houses the forthcoming catalog, created
of worship in his country, Christian for specialists in oriental studies,
as well as Jewish, are fewer now will be compiled by Joseph Ginz-
by comparison with the number burg.
open prior to the Bolshevik Revo-
lution. "Jews,- like many other Nasser Indicates Egypt
Russians, are leaying their reli- Works on Nuclear Weapon
LONDON (JTA)—Egypt's Presi-
gion," he said. He accused the
Jewish Comittee on the Rights of dent Gamal Abdel Nasser told Bri-
Soviet Jewry of carrying on anti- tish television viewers, on a pro-
Soviet propaganda in this country. gram broadcast Sunday night by
Reply to Leonoff, Jacobo Mond- BBC, that Israel has a 24-megawatt
lak, chairman of the Jewish com- atomic reactor which produces plu-
Israel Envoy Herlitz
mittee, told the influential news- tonium and that, for this reason,
paper, El Universal, that the Soviet the Arab countries must begin
Presents Credentials
diplomat's claims about the lack of work in the nuclear field.
He told one of the BBC inter-
official sanction of Soviet anti-
to King of Denmark
viewers, who had taped the pro-
Semitism are "false."
gram at Heliopolis, outside Cairo,
Esther Herlitz, the newly-named
Soviet Diplomat Attends Toronto
Israeli Ambassador to Denmark,
the Arabs would have to engage
Synagogue Display
was received by the King of Den-
in a preventive war against Israel
mark for presentation of her
TORONTO (-JTA) — Victor M. if Israel acquires nuclear bombs.
credentials. The audience took
Myznikov, cultural attache of the The Egyptian leader claimed that
place at Fredensborg Castle.
Soviet Embassy in Ottawa, joined his government had agreed to
Later she met with Queen Ingred.
members of Israel's diplomatic United Nations proposals against
Miss Herlitz succeeds Ambassa-
mission to Canada at a synagogue the spread of nuclear weapons,
here Sunday, at the conclusion of "but Israel refused."
dor Yehuda Levin who died a few
an exhibition of Jewish art which
months ago.
Asked whether he saw any
included lithographs by a famous
Soviet artist, Anatoli (Tanchum)
Kaplan. It is believed that
Myzinkov's participation was the
first instance of a Soviet diplo-
mat's attendance at a function
sponsored by a Canadian syna-
Socialist International
gogue. The exhibit was held at
Urges Russia to Give
Beth Tzedec Synagogue here, and
Jews Equal Rights
evoked great interest in this city.
One of the outstanding features
solutions commission of the Social-
of the exhibit comprised the Kap-
ist International, holding its world
lan lithographs, some in black
congress here, unanimously adopt-
and white other in color, illustrat-
ed a resolution expressing "regret"
marks its
ing the works of Sholem Aleichem.
over the deprivation of cultural and
Kaplan lives and works in Lenin-
religious rights suffered by the
grad. Myznikov and the Israelis
Jews in the Soviet Union, and call-
present shared the platform at the
ing upon the USSR to accord to
Russian Jewry "all the rights given ceremonies closing the exhibit, and
to all other nationalities" in the fraternized amicably.
Soviet Union.
Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's former
and wishes to commend its culinary staff and give them the
Foreign Minister, now secretary- Paper to Visit Canada
recognition they deserve.
general of Mapai, the dominant
political party in Israel, addressed Vergelis, editor of the Soviet Yid-
the parley earlier, calling for equal dish-language Sovietisch Heimland,
Chef Henry Kedziorek
rights for Soviet Jews. Mrs. Meir and active apologist for Russian
heads Israel's delegation to the policies toward its Jews, will make
Detroit Yacht. Club
congress. A proposal was made to a tour of Canadian Jewish com-
Westbur y , Long Island
the congress by Emanuel Scherer,,
Westbury Country Club
His assignment, according to the
leader of the Bund, the Jewish
Monticello, N. Y.
Blackman's Inn
Socialists, in the United States, report, is to "explain" to Canadian
N. Y.
suggesting that the International Jews, that there is no Jewish prob-
Grossinger Hotel
send an investigating group to the lem in the Soviet Union. Vergelis
USSR to probe the Jewish position. undertook a similar tour of the
Conrad LeClerc — Pastry Chef — 1st Prize World Competi-
The resolution adopted by the Com- United States in 1963. Canadian
mission was introduced by Dr. S. Jewish organizations are sponsor-
tion of Salon Culinaire — Section Gateaux DeNoces.
Levenberg, leader of the Labor ing a protest meeting in Montreal
Zionists in Britain.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce—Quebec, Canada
of Soviet Jewry. It was assumed
that the Vergelis tour was planned
Soviet Embassy in Mexico
to counter the protest rally.
Holds Press Conference
* * *
New Dates
illustration of Soviet sensitivity to
foreign criticism regarding anti- for Cancelled Concerts
Semitism n the USSR was noted of Israeli Symphony
Jim Moll — Condituer — 1st Prize in gum paste and pulled
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Israel
here Sunday when Nikolay S.
Leonoff, press attache of the_USSR Philharmonic Orchestra cabled the
Fred Baum will be happy to cater your simcha at the beau-
Embassy in Mexico, called a press Soviet Ministry of Culture in Mos-
tiful Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. Every menu is specifically
conference to deny that the Soviet cow, suggesting two possible dates
government has failed to give Rus- for the beginning of the exchange
designed to suit your taste and desire.
sian Jews equal religious and cul- in which the Israeli aggregation
would tour the USSR, while the
tural rights.
Taking issue with a- petition to Moscow State Orchestra would per-
FINEST CATERING WEST OF NEW YORK . . . and Strictly Kosher!
the Kremlin published here two form here.
The exchange was scheduled
weeks ago by some of the most
prominent Mexican artists, writers originally to have been launched
and political leaders, requesting on May 16 but was cancelled by
a change in Moscow's anti-Semitic the Moscow authorities who had
policies, Leonoff declared: "It is
"lack of rooms in Moscow hotels"
made the exchange impossible.
Later, the Ministry of Culture sent
18—Friday, May 13, 1966

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to the Embassy. However, two
second secretaries of the Soviet
mission, E. F. Rogov and I. F. Pay-
love, received a delegation repre-
senting the students from univer-
sities throughout Great Britain who
had participated in the protest
march. Both officials said they
could not receive the petition on
the grounds that "there is no Jew-
ish problem in the USSR."
In a discussion relating to So-
viet Jewry, the student representa-
tives pointed out that no Hebrew
prayer books are being publish-
ed in the Soviet Union, the Yiddish
'press is suppressed, there is no
Yiddish state theater, there are
no Yiddish schools, and only eight
books have been published recently
in the USSR, where the last census
showed that 478,000 Jews claimed
Yiddish as their "mother tongue."
The Soviet officials replied nega-
tively or evasively to every one
of the student charges. They said
there were four synagogues in
Moscow, but could not say how
many synagogues are existent
throughout the rest of the Soviet
Union. They named the monthly,
pro-Communist magazine, Sovietisch
Heimland, as a Yiddish publica-
tion, and claimed that the Biro-
bidjaner Shtern is published twice
weekly in the "Autonomous Jew-
ish Republic of Birobidjan." They
denied the charge about Yiddish
schools. They produced a recent
photograph of a Yiddish drama
group, which the students said
showed "pathetic, itinerant old
people." They insisted that more
than eight Yiddish books have been
published in the USSR in recent
years, but failed to back up that
claim with any hard facts or
Regarding the charge that no
Hebrew prayer books have been
published in the USSR in recent
years, the Embassy officials said
that there had been such publica-
tion — but could not name either
the year or the number of Hebrew
prayer books printed.

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