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May 13, 1966 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-05-13

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India Admits Denying Israel's
Aidfor`PoliticalConsiderations'

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

NEW DELHI — An Indian cabi-
net minister admitted in parlia-
ment Wednesday that India could
not accept an Israeli offer of fer-
tilizers because of "political con-
siderations."
Food and agriculture minister
Subramanian made the admission
in reply to a question from H.V.
Kamath, a deputy, who asked if
the Israel government had offer-
ed good grains in response to
global appeals by United Nations
Secretary General U. Thant, and
of the food and agricultural or-
ganization on India's behalf. The
MP also asked what had prevent-
ed India from accepting such an
offer if it was made.
The minister said that Israel did
not offer grain but did offer fer-
tilizer, but India could not accept
the offer for political reasons.
The MP then asked whether
people in India, should be allowed
to starve because of the govern-
ment's politics. The minister re-
plied that the Israeli offer was a
"paltry" one and that "we had
to take into account other reac-
tions. In the judgment of the gov-

Refuse to Ban
Ex-Nazis'Rally

BONN (JTA)—The Ministry of
Justice said it would not ban a
scheduled meeting in Munich on
May 21 of the HIAG, the welfare
agency representing veterans of
the Waffen SS, the branch of the
Hitler Elite Guard which served
on military fronts during World
War II. Plans for the meeting were
protested Sunday by the Organiza-
tion of Form& Inmates of the
Dachau concentration camp.
Fears were expressed in Parlia-
ment that some soldiers of West
Germany's army were being at
tracted to meetings of rightwing
extremist groups. Some members
noted that the Stahlhelm, a veter-
ans group, was making increasing
attempts to recruit members among
the soldiers. The deputies were
assured that rightwing radicalism
would not be tolerated in West
German forces but the Defense
Ministry had no legal right to pre-
vent soldiers from attending Sta-
hlhelm meetings.

Moroccan Leader Insists
Bourguiba Backing Arabs

BEIRUT (ZINS) — "Tunisian
President Habib Bourguiba
changed his position on Israel-
Arab relations and now supports
all decisions by the Arab countries
Involving their relationship with
Israel." This assertion was made
by Alla-el-Pasi, leader of the Mor-
occan party "El Istanbul."
In his statement, which was
published in the Lebanese paper
"El Anwar," the Moroccan leader
declared that Bourguiba had be-
come convinced that the only sol-
ution to the "Israel problem" is
war. "On this score there is no long-
er any difference of opinion be-
tween Morocco and other Arab
Countries," he said.

Tourism Means Bread
to 18,000 Israeli Families

JERUSALEM (ZINS) — Moshe
Kol, Israel minister of tourism,
asserted here that 18,000 families
derive their livelihood from the
tourist trade, and their number is
continually growing. Kol further
Said that in the next four years
Israel must invest 70 million
pounds to increase tourist facil-
ities.
Israel must also raise the stan-
dard of various tourist services,
as 15 per cent of the visitors leave
the country dissatisfied by their
experiences. He also revealed that
only 45 per cent of the tourists
arriving in Israel are Jews.

The first American president to
speak on radio was Woodrow Wil-
son, who broadcast to American
soldiers aboard troopships in 1919.

ernment, we thought we need not
accept it."
Another MP, Dr. Sighvi, asked
whether India had received any
offer of large-scale help from Is-
rael for its farm programs as well
as for emergency food needs. The
minister replied that, as far as he
could remember, Israel had not
offered large scale agricultural
aid.

Globke States
He Belonged
to Resistance

HAGEN, West Germany (JTA)
—Dr. Hans Globke, who was eased
out of his post as State Secretary
to then Chancellor Konrad Ade-
naure for his Nazi past, asserted he
had belonged to the resistance
group which tried in July 1944 to
assassinate Hitler.
Appearing as a witness here at
the trial of 12 former guards at the
Sobibor death camp, he also assert-
ed that he had not heard about the
Nazi "final solution" of mass mur-
der of all Jews until after the war.
He had provided a commentary on
the Nazi Nuremberg race laws as
a high official in the Nazi Justice
Ministry.
He testified that the 1935 Nur-
emberg Laws were unjust but he
insisted that they had tended to
limit the evil intentions of the
Nazis. He added that at first the
Nazis had adhered to those laws
but that later they had "committed
excesses." He also asserted that as
an official who did not belong to
the Nazi Party, he was unable to
prevent those excesses and that, in
any case, he had not realized the
"unjustness" of the Nuremberg
Laws at the time.

Hadassah Gains Support in Request
for $1,000,000 Foreign Aid Allocation

WASHINGTON — The House Committee chairman Thomas E. However, Rep. Morgan said that
Foreign' Affairs Committee indi- Morgan, Pennsylvania Democrat, he would vote for the amendment.
cated Wednesday a favorable re- said the administration wanted to A number of other members of the
sponse to testimony by Mrs. Mor- limit funds under this provision— committee commented favorably
timer Jacobson, national president Section 214—to the American Uni- on Hadassah's work and indicated
of Hadassah, who asked for adop- versity in Beirut and other institu-__ they would back the amendment.
tion of an amendment to the tions aided in previous years.
Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New
foreign aid bill to
York Democrat and a member of
provide $1,000,000
the committee, said he would offer
Gahal Party to Seek
in Israel pounds
the
forma 1. amendment and
for Hadassah
Probe of Alleged Police characterized the Hadassah pro-
medical needs in
as an extension of U.S.
Israel.
Brutality in Student Riot gram
efforts to help underdeveloped
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
The amend-
countries because of the Hadassah
to The Jewish News)
ment was sought
role involving African and Asian
JERUSALEM

Spokesmen
of
because the ad
the Gahal-Herut-Liberal bloc in nations.
ministration de-
parliment indicated Wednesday
Other support came from Rep.
nied a Hadassah
that Gahal will ask for a par- William Murphy, Illinois Demo-
liamentary investigating commit- crat, and Rep. Dan Roybol, Cali-
sion in an aid bill Mrs. Jacobson
to examine charges of police fornia Democrat, and Rep. Fran-
provision benefitting American in- tee
arising from the violent ces Bolton, Ohio Republican.
stitutions assisting educational and brutality
student demonstration which mark-
medical programs abroad.
Also lauding Hadassah's work
ed former West German Chancel-
lor Konrad Adenauer's visit last and supporting the request of Mrs.
Jacobson was another witness who
$200 Limit on Bar Mitzvah
week to the Hebrew University.
The Gahal secretariat ordered appeared Wednesday before the
Urged by AJCongress VIP
committee, Rep. Lester Wolff,
NEW YORK --Sam Brown, for- member Zalman Abrahamov not New
York Democrat.
mer Detroiter who is director of to participate in a public com-
the New Jersey Region of the mittee named by Premier Levi
American Jewish Congress, speak- Eshkol to investigate the demon-
WHEN YOU Re A COCKTAIL
ing at the 13th anniversary of the stration in which police and stu-
Teaneck chapter of the AJC, urged dents battled for several hours.
all rabbis to refrain from officiat- Gahal will make an official re-
ing at Bar Mitzvah ceremonies if quest for a special committee
during the next weeks of the
the cost exceeds $200.
UNITED tesHos • OETPOIT. U. S 4. . 42 PROOF
Calling modern Bar Mitzvah Knesset session.
celebrations, "Phillistinian orgies,
more concerned with gastronomi-
cal exercises than with religious
concecration," he suggested that
all funds spent beyond $200 be
Offers
given to a Jewish educational in-
Po' THE FINEST DEAL
stitution to be chosen by the local
rabbinical group.
V THE FINEST SERVICE
"The time has come for a Bar
Come See for Yourself at
Mitzvah ceremony to have the dig-
nity and respect that it deserves,
rather than a celebration accented
toward the caterer and the super-
ficialities of a materialistic so-
ciety," declared Brown.

IRV KATZ

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Commentary Reader: Guide to World
Affairs and Rich Fictional Treasury

How do we define a Jewish wri-
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popular Jewish writers have be-
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their roles as art critics, essayists,
novelists, psychoanalysts, sociolo-
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essay, "The Jew as Modern Amer-
ican Writer," by Alfred Kazin,
which appears as an introduction
to "The Commentary Reader: Two
Decades of Articles and Stories,"
published by Atheneum (162 E.
38th, NY 16).
It is a large book of nearly 800
pages and was edited by the
editor of Commentary, Norman
Podhoretz.
The list of authors included in
this work is in itself most im-
pressive. Edmund Wilson, R. H. S.
Crossman, Saul Bellow, Theodore
Rankel, Issac Rosenfeld, Hans
Morgenthau, Paul Goodman and
a score of others, including many
additional best known Jewish wri-
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plicitly the value of this collection.

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The entire collection is like a
critique of the events of the last
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collection of essays that diagnose
the major occurrences in this
country and in the world in the
last 20 years.
The additional treat is the in-
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stories — by Issac Bashevis Sin-
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Israel Joblessness
Creates Emergency

TEL AVIV, (JTA)—The execu-
tive of the Histadrut, Israel's Lab-
or Federation, called an emergency
meeting to consider growing job-
lessness in Israel. The Histadrut
demanded that the government
adopt a crash program to curb in-
creasing layoffs in industry and
By commencing with "The Hol- the building trades.
ocaust and After," which in-
Berl Repetur, the head of the
cludes such important essays as
Histadrut employment committee,
"Dictator of the Lodz Ghetto"
by Solomon F. Bloom, "The proposed a 100,000,000 pound ($33,-
Nature of Nazism" by Irving 000,000) fund to aid industry in
Kristol, "Germany — 1950" by development towns, joint Govern-
Hannah Arendt, "The Common ment-Histadrut funds to stave off
Man of the Nazis" by Martin additional unemployment and div-
Greenberg, and other valuable ersion of 70,000,000 pounds ($23,-
revelations about the Nazi ter- 333,000) in building projects in new
ror and the years that followed, immigrant centers.
a valuable service is performed.
Secretary General Aharon Beck-
Much of this material is of im- er told the meeting that "there is
mense value in judging the Ger- no room for panic" and that there
man crimes, their participants should be "concern and planning."
and the events that followed He warned against "political in-
the holocaust.
citement" of the unemployed, de-
East and West, The Light of claring that such incitement could
History, Groups, Thought in Crisis, only reduce the morale of workers
Writing and The American Pre- during the "present crisis."
dicament are the other section ti
ties, and in all of them appear the
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
evaluative, philosophic, sociologi-
Friday, May 13, 1966-9

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