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September 23, 1966 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-09-23

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Morris Garvett to Receive 1966 Fred M. Butzel
Award at Annual Federation eeting Tuesday

The 1966 Fred 'VI. Butzel Memorial Award will be presented to Morris Garvett, Detroit attorney who has devoted
a lifetime to the service of his fellow men at the annual meeting of the Jewish Welfare Federation, Tuesday, 6 p.m.,
at the Jewish Center.


The Butzel Award, established in 1951 for services to the Jewish community, is considered the highest honor that
can be bestowed by the Detroit Jewish community.
Garvett, a past president of both Temple Beth El and Temple Israel, serves a long list of community agencies.
He is vice president of Sinai Hospital and is a board member of the Jewish Welfare Federation, Jewish Community
Center, Detroit Round Table of Catholic s, Jews and Protestants, Midrasha-College of Jewish Studies and the Jew-
ish Historical Society of Michigan. He is a member of the advisory committee of the Detroit Commission on Children and
Youth and the Greater Detroit Hospital Council.

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May Mankind

Be Inscribed

For a Year

CJ E -I- se c) -r

of Prosperity

and Peace

A Weekly Review

in 5727



f Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

Vol. L, No. 5

September 23, 1966

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364

$6.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

U Thant Takes Strong Stand
For M. 'E. Peace; Makes Plea
For Direct Arabm_lsrael Talks

Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News

UNITED NATIONS—U Thant, secretary-general of the United Nations,
has appealed to the Arab states and Israel to enter into direct peace talks
as the General Assembly opened its 21st annual, regular session, Tuesday.
Warning that "dangerous tensions" continue to exist in the Middle
East, Thant asked all other members of the United Nations to obtain a
settlement of international conflicts, but pointed out that only the parties
involved can transform conflicts into peace.
The secretary-general's re-evaluations of the Middle East situation
was made as part of the introduction to his annual report, filed earlier with
the General Assembly. In that document, he dealt with some of the world's
major tensions, including the war in Vietnam.
"Although Vietnam represents the most serious manifestation of the
unsatisfactory state of international affairs," stated Thant, "it is not the
only point of open danger. The situation in the Middle East has shown
no improvement, and dangerous tenions persist."
Thant noted the UN's involvement in the search for peaceful solutions
in Yemen and in Aden, then continued: "Beyond these questions lies the
long-standing conflict between Israel and the Arab states; and the,continu-
ing need for passions to be restrained and the terms of the armistice agree-
ments to be observed by all concerned."
The - four armistice agreements, signed in 1949 by Israel on the one
hand and Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan on the other, all specify that
the pacts must form only the first step toward peace treaties between
the states involved.
The use of direct talks between the Arab states and Israel in an effort
to transform the armistice pacts into peace treaties was touched upon by
Thant in his mention of the United Nations Emergency Force. Noting in

Concern for Soviet Jewry's
Future Seen inWashington;
Ask UNStudy Harassments

WASHINGTON (JTA)—A crowd of over 500, led by the
presidents of 25 national Jewish organizations. gathered near
the White House Monday to hear two Senators and others
urge continued protests against Soviet ani-Jewish policies. The
organization presidents later conveyed their concern for the
future of Russian Jewry to the White House. They were re-
ceived by Presidential Assistant Walt W. Rostow.
Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, Connecticut Democrat, told in his
address of new incidents of anti-Jewish bias. "These cases
stand out in bold - relief against a background of unfulfilled
promises," he said, adding that some "token concessions" were
made by Soviet authorities but that "the list of grievances is
long. Until a better, freer life is the way of the Soviet Jew's
life—we cannot take the promises of Soviet officials at face
value—we cannot take their denials of discrimination to heart."
He. strongly urged that protests continue.
Sen. Jacob K. Javitz, New York Republican, stressed that
"what we say here has 'meaning and effect." He cited a mews-
ure of success achieved by previous protests and said new
strength must be given to expressions of concern. President
William A. Wexler of Bnai Brith said "we are here today to
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the document that, in the Middle East, the UN is committed not only
through UNEF which guards the Israeli-Egyptian borders along the Gaza
Strip and on the shores of the Gulf of Aqaba, but also through the UN
Truce Supervision Organization, Thant declared:
"The crux of the matter from the standpoint of the United Nations is
the continuing absence of any resolve on thepart of the parties directly
involved in a dispute to seek a reasonable way out of it.
"Indeed, at times it seems, and it may actually be the case, that they
tend to take the 'attitude that the very United Nations presence frees them
from .any pressing obligaion to exert a really serious effort towards a settle-
ment of their differences. It may well be true that the existence of the
United Nations peace-keeping operations and the feeling of security that
grows with its effectiveness reduce the sense of danger and urgency about
the continuing dispute, thus relieving the pressure on the parties to seek
a settlement."
The secretary-general told the assembly that there is no way "out of
the dilemma" except for the UN to maintain its peace-keeping force and,
at the same time, to intensify peace-making efforts, "seeking always to find
new and better means of inducing states to settle their disputes peaceably
and of helping them to do so." He reminded the UN members that both
the assembly and the Security Council could help toward peace. He told
the UN that all members "could play an important role in helping to find
a settlement of the political problems that lie at the root of the international
conflicts. " But, he stated, "in the last analysis" peace is up to "the parties
directly concerned in the conflicts."
Thant expressed concern- over the activities of the "Palestine Libera-
tion Army" and their possible impact on thepeace-keepin g program of the

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Link of United States Aid to Israel With Vietnam
Repudiated by JW1V, Major Jewish Movements

- Confusing earlier reports that President Johnson had asked the Jewish War Veterans for "Jewish evalu-
ation and support" of American policies on Vietnam and that it was "linked" up to American support for
Israel were clarified in Washington this week by the JWV national commander
A. Tarlov, who'
that such a condition had been made during his visit with the President at the White House.
Tarlov also denied there was a "rift" between the President and American Jewry and that U. S.
Ambassador to the United Nations Arthur J. Goldberg had acted as "emissary" to adjust such differences.
He claimed that there was a misunderstanding by one of the reporters who had gotten the first story which
caused Bnai Brith and the major national Jewish organizations to step into the alleged "rift."
Earlier, Ambassador Goldberg was reported to be "nettled" by what had happened, and he said that
the meeting he had with the president of the Conference of Major American Jewish Organizations was ar-
ranged at the request of Dr. Joachim Prinz, president of the conference.
Meanwhile, U. S. Senator Jacob K. Javits, who publicly declared his support of President Johnson's
policy on Vietnam and who said said that he did not believe that the President had made statements
attributed to him by the JWV delegation, indicated that he is seeking an admission or denial from the
President as to whether he equated U. S. aid to Israel with support from American Jewry for
his Vietnam

The New York Jewish senator made his statement in the wake of the reassurance given by
Ambassador Goldberg, one of President Johnson's closest advisers,
emphasizing that the Johnson administration
was not seeking to create any link between the U. S. policy on Vietnam and U. S. aid to Israel.
(The New York Times, in an editorial Sunday, saying that "Jews are no more capable of arriving
at a monolithic community position on Vietnam than are Christians or agnostics" and that there is
reason why they should, strongly criticized Ambassdor Goldberg for becoming an intermediary of the
administration with Jewish groups. Pointing out that other Presidents also had similar intermediaries,
the Times said: "The existence of such an intermediary is nonetheless thoroughly distasteful and unwar-
ranted. No American citizens need a special emissary from their own government, much less anyone
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