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June 24, 1966 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-06-24

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6 Friday, June 24, 1966


New Israel Arab Committee

Plans Campaign for Peace

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV — A spokesman for
the new Israel-Arab Action Corn-
mittee said Wednesday that the
goal of the committee was "to
demonstrate to Jews in Israel and
to the public
abroad that we
are opposed t o
a 11 attempts a t
armed action
against Israel."
The spokesman,
Rustum Bastuni
an architect and
former Islaparn
member of par-
liament, said also
that a majority
of the non-Jewish
population in
Israel identified
itself with the
state. He added that an effort was
now needed to convince the Jewish
population of Israel that the prob-
lem of the 250,000 Arabs in Israel
should not be confused with the
political problem of Israel's rela-
tions with the neighboring Arab

"We regard ourselves as free
citizens of Israel and expect
equal rights," he declared. "If
we are suspected of conspiring
with hostile Arab states to bring

about Israel's overthrow and
are, as a result, subject to limi-
tations and discriminations, then
we have no future here and we
had better leave the country.

"But," he added, "we were born
here, accept Israel's _statehood of
our own free will. We believe it is
perfectly compatible to be an Arab'
and an Israeli citizen. We also

favor army service for minorities."
He explained that the committee
did not plan to set up an organiza-
tion with a registered membership,
and that the committee would seek
only sympathizers. He said the
committee would make its opinions
known to Arabs in Israel and to
Arabs abroad."
(Editor's Note: Bastuni paid a
visit to Detroit in February 1960
and at that time outlined the many
ways in which. the Jewish State
had helped the Arabs of Israel. He
complained of military restrictions
but said that the security of the
borders was the responsibility of
Jews and Arabs alike, insisting
there was no danger of a fifth
(Arab students flocked to an-
other talk he deliver e d on the
Wayne State University campus.
They rarely allowed him to give a
full answer to their anti - Israel

Adenauer's Anti-Nazi Stand
Related in 'Memoirs '45-'53'

He is known as "Der Alte," yet
much that he has done, a great deal
of what he had to say regarding the
pre-Hitler, post-Nazi and the sub-
sequent eras have much relevance
to the world situation, to an under-
standing of what is happening in
Germany today, to the situation
vis-a-vis the Jewish people.
That is why "Memoirs 1945-53"
by Konrad Adenauer is vitally im-
portant. The impressive work by
the former West German Chancel-
lor, published by Henry Regnery
Co. (114 W. Illinois, Chicago),
translated from the German by
Beate Ruh-in von Oppen must serve
as a valuable work.
It is a collection of the eminent
German leader's views, his papers,
letters, communications, public
declarations. In it he/offers his
views on Hitler who "wantonly un-
leashed the Second World War"
which, Adenauer declares, "fin-
ished with the complete destruc-
tion of Germany in 1945 and with
a fateful weakening of Europe."

"It seemed to me," Adenauer
declares in viewing the begin-
nings of a new German foreign
policy, "that the relatively great-

est effect of the National Social-
ist tradition was to be seen in the
Jewish question. I could here
give an assurance that I was
firmly resolved to do everything
humanly possible in this respect.
I had decided to establish a spe-
cial department for Jewish af-
fairs in the Federal Ministry of
the Interior and to put a German
Jew in charge of it who was to
be nominated by the representa-
tives of German Jewry. This de-
partment was to ensure that
nothing happening in the area of
the Federal Republic was count-
er to Jewish interests. It was at
the same time to give Jews liv-
ing in Germany confidence that
they were protected. The body
representing the German Jews
had warmly welcomed the estab-
lishment of such a department
and was going to suggest a suit-
able candidate for it."
At the very onset he quotes from
a report written for the British
Secret Service by Town Councillor
Goerlinger in July 1945 in which
it was emphasized: "There must
not be another segregation of chil-
dren into Catholics, Protestants,
Jews and Freethinkers." It was
among the first admissions of guilt
as well as pledges not to repeat
the crimes of the Nazis.

Eshkol Reports Visit to Africa Successful; Invited to More Lands

Minister Levi Eshkol reported at
the weekly meeting of Israel's
cabinet here Sunday that his offi-
cial visit to seven African coun-
tries, from which he returned last
Friday, created such an impression
on the African continent that six
more African lands have now in-
vited him to visit them.
Eshkol had paid visits to the
Ivory Coast, Liberia, Congo (Leo-
poldville), Madagascar, U g a n d a,
Kenya and Senegal. All of the gov-
ernments and many of the people
in those countries, he reported,
had shown extreme friendship to
him and his official party.
The premier said he had discuss-
ed with most of the heads of state
whom he met on his tour a num-
ber of general problems of inter-
national interest, including such

questions as the need for reduction vate organizations for the coordi-
nation of Israeli activities in
of armaments.
He had also talked with vari- Africa.
Just prior . to Eshkol's Cabinet
ous government leaders in Afri-
report on his African tour, the
ca of plans for the expansion of
Mekorot Water Co., Ltd., Israel's
international education against
discrimination and racism, along public utility for the supply, of
water, announced it will launch a
the principles approved by the
$20,000,000 water development
United Nations Educational,
project in Kenya, constructing var-
Scientific and Cultural Organiza-
tion. Those UNESCO plans had ious facilities there in the next
been initiated in the UN body by
three years in connection with the
project. Zvi Tsur, the company's
In discussing Israel's activities managing director, left Sunday for
on the African continent, Eshkol Kenya and the Ivory Coast to im-'.
told the cabinet he would convene plement the project.
here soon a meeting of all groups,
both governmental and private, in- 1,921 ORT Schools
The Organization for Rehabilita-
terested in the expansion of Israel's
cooperation with African countries. tion through Training maintains a
That meeting, he said, would dis- total of 1,921 vocational schools in
cuss broad cooperation in Israel by France as part of its worldwide
both the government and the pri- program.







There is an interesting reference
to the humanitarian appeals in the
writings of Victor Gollancz, the
Eminent British publicist who had
abandoned his Jewishness. There is
an expression of gratitude to him
especially "in view of his Jewish
His political goals, his determina-
tion to take into account the crimes
that were committed against the
Jews, are recorded here. Many dis-
tinguished personalities, especially
noted Americans, played their
roles in the Adenauer career in the
years of these memoirs, 1945-53, but
in view of this being the earliest
period of the labors of Chancellor
Adenauer, his dealings with the
Israelis, with Nahum Goldmann
and David Ben-Gurion, are not, as
they could not be, a part of the

Germany to Purchase
$1,000,000 in Israel
Explosives in 1966

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel will
sell $1,000,000 in explosives to
West Germany this year, it was an-
nounced by Adin Talbar, assistant
director-general for international
affairs in Israel's ministry of com-
merce and industry.
West Germany, he said, is
Israel's third best buyer, after the
United States and Britain. Israel's
exports to West Germany during
the current year, he declared, has
totaled a value of $40,000,000,
while Israel's 1966 imports from
Germany have been valued at

Effective July 1, 1966

1. SDA's may be deposited in multiples of $100.00
in excess of a regular Share Account balance of
2. SDA's earn 5 1/2% yearly. Withdrawals, upon
30 days written notice, will earn at the annual
rate of 4 1/4% for each full month on deposit.

3. Regular Share Accounts will continue to earn
an annual cash dividend (1965, 41/4%) plus up
to $2,000 FREE Life Insurance.

Avram B. Charlip, Treas./Mgr.


Over $1,000,000 in Assets



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