Zionist Actions Committee Session Urges Soviet to Ease Up on Jews; Wars of Navi Revival
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Zion- tribute to Israel's economic re- David Ben-Gurion for the latter's statement with an outspoken trib- not have any kind of diplomatic
st Actions Committee, the ruling covery, but called upon Israel to public criticisms of Premier Levi ute to Eshkol, which he said was relations with West Germany. He
also said he hoped for some kind
body of the world Zionist move- make a greater contribution to- Eshkol and his government. Dr. also on behalf of the WZO.
ment between congresses, con- wards the social and economic Goldmann emphasized that he was
Dr. Emanuel Neumann, New of agreement among the Great
eluded its weeklong session here integration of the immigrants, with speaking as president of the World York General Zionist leader, said Powers which would clperive the
he favored the proposed reor- Arabs of their power to blackmail
Sunday night by adopting resolu- particular emphasis on the first Zionist Organization.
ganization of the Zionist movement and thus contribute to the pacifica-
tions urging the Soviet Union to arrivals from the Soviet Union
Although he did not refer to
and that he felt that the practice tion of the Middle East.
remedy the situation of Jews in already in Israel under the reuni-
Ben-Gurion by name, the refer-
the USSR and calling for increased fication of families scheme.
ence was clear. Earlier, Ben- of individual American Jewish or-
vigilance against neo-Nazi tenden-
Gurion appeared at a meeting ganizations of sending delegations THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Another resolution called for the
of the Mapai-sponsored kibbutz to West Germany should not be 12—Friday, January 20, 1967
cies in West Germany.
creation of a "Zionist Council for
movement and there again ac- permitted.
The resolution on Soviet Jewry Israel" whose task would be to
cused Premier Eshkol and his
Expressing a personal view
welcomed Premier Alexei Kosy- develop the consciousness of Jew-
colleagues of being "people of
about the career of Prime Minister
gin's recent statement promising ish unity and Zionism within
no honor" and again declared
Levi Eshkol, Dr. Neumann said
that the USSR government would Israel. The resolution called on the
he viewed Eshkol not only as a
do everything possible to facilitate proposed council to "propagate that Eshkol was not fit to be
the reunification of Russian Jews knowledge and information about
from other countries would not with deep concern for the future
with relatives abroad and ex- the Diaspora in Israel and to en-
come to settle in Israel as long
of the Zionist movement, and as a
pressed satisfaction over certain courage all actions liable to aid
as there were "untruthful", peo- leader who had given many years
Positive steps taken to ameliorate the social and cultural absorption
the cultural and religious life of
tlement in Israel. "I see in him
"If leaders of Israel with inter- a great builder of Israel and for
In an address on Israel's foreign
It stressed, however. that Rus-
sian Jewry was "still bereft of policy, Foreign Minister Abba S. national standing and an assured that I honor him," Dr. Neumann
essential media and institutions Eban listed as the country's four position in the history of our gen- said.
(In a poll of 1,007 eligible vot-
required to transmit Jewish cul- main objectives: a closer integra- eration insult the prime minister,
ture to the younger generations tion into the European Economic personally accusing him of im- ers by an institute surveying
public opinion, Ben Gurian got
and to maintain contacts with Community; an extension of tech- morality and untruthfulness," said
their brethren throughout the nical cooperation with other de- Dr. Goldmann, "this must do un- 222 votes; Levi Eshkol, 195;
world." The actions committee veloping countries; the stimulation told damage to the image of Israel Menahem Beigin, 141; and Abba
delegates urgently called on the of "realistic attitudes" in the in the eyes of Israeli youth and of Eban, 103.)
Jacques Torczyner, president of
Soviet Union to remedy this situa- Middle East; and efforts to the Jewish people and the world at
tion and expressed hope that the achieve agreement among the four large. It will certainly not help the • Zionist Organization of Ameri-
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USSR would also use its influence major world powers to support the in developing the people of Israel can, asserted that the Jewish peo-
to be a chosen people.
to ease tensions in the Middle status quo in the area.
He declared that criticism of
In an address at the concluding
The resolution on Germany, session of the actions committee, government by opposition parties
which was approved after a Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president was natural in democracy but that
"OPPORTUNITIES IN ISRAEL"
stronger IVIapam proposal was re- of the World Zionist Organization, the kind -of criticism he meant took
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jected, also condemned the refusal called upon Jews throughout the the form of individual insults and
by East Germany to make restitu- world to rally around Israel and personal' denigration undermining
tion to Nazi victims aid expressed to come to her assistance with all the morale of public life with dis-
PURSUING YOUR EDUCATION
dismay over that country's sup- possible means at this difficult mo- astrous efforts on Jewish and non-
Jewish public opinion outside of
Mr. Shmuel Werzberger of the Israel Aliyah Center will interview people
port of Arab hostility toward ment in her existence.
interested in Opportunities in Israel on Wednesday and Thursday, January
Israel. Representatives of Manam
Charges by the rightwing He- Israel. Dr. Goldmann ended his
25th and 26th. For appointment, contact the Labor Zionist Institute,
19161 Schaefer Rd., Tel. DI 1-0669 prior to those dates. If you are unable
and Ahdut Avoda voted against rut Party of waste by the Jew-
meet with Mr. Werzberger, but are interested in Aliyah to Israel,
the majority resolution, and Herut ih were rebuffed by Dr.
Goldmann and Pincus in closing
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budget for the 1967-68 fiscal year
Dr. Goldmann charged Herut
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totaling 309 776 On0 Israel nownr1; leaders with "irresponsible" state-
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($103.255,000). The budget was pre- ments. He declared that power
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sented by Aryeh L. Pincus, chair- corrupts but opposition corrupts
NEW ORLEANS (JTA)—Jewish
man of the Jewish Agency execu- too. Pincus took sharp issue with community centers should main-
City or Kibbutz Ulpan
Others (please specify)
tive, who pledged that despite the Herat charges of waste and with tain their sectarian character "in
cutbacks in budget. "no immigrant discharge of employes "too late in order to achieve the stated aim of
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wishing to come to Israel will be the day." He asserted that Herut developing a p o s i t i v e attitude
barred from doing so or delayed members had never documented toward our Judaism and a com-
because of the agency's financial their charges of waste, as he had mitment to the meaningful con-
tinuity of Jewish life in our com-
In a resolution on immigration,
Pincus also described the dis- munity," Label A. Katz, former
the actions committee delegates missal of agency employes as "a international president of Bnai
reasserted once again that immi-
miserable task" dictated by cir- Brith, affirmed here Sunday night.
gration to Israel was the main cumstances which could and did
Katz called for an end to the
basis of the Zionist movement.
change. He said that Jewish policy of some Jewish community
It called on Zionist organizations Agency personnel were as efficient centers in providing for admission
throughout the world to encour-
as those of the government and of a limited proportion of non-
age emigration to Israel and that he had nothing but praise for Jews as members. He charged that
urged individual members them- those employes he had to dismiss. this constituted a "silent quota
selves to settle in Israel.
Dr. Goldmann also reiterated his system." Jewish centers, he de-
The resolution also stressed im- view that Socialist and pro-Soviet clared, should declare their mem-
migration from Western coun- personalities had to be enlisted in bership policies openly.
tries, which, it said, would con- the struggle to obtain full cultural
Katz told the executive commit-
and religious rights for Soviet tee of Bnai Brith District Grand
Jews. He also commented that Lodge No. 7 that the Jewish Com-
When a plane starts down the runway (and the ad-
while synagogues and religious munity Center in New Orleans had
communities had an important "deviated from its original pur-
vertising- is behind you), all airlines are created equal.
part in Jewish life, the synagogue pose and is being converted from
They all fly at about the same speed. And they all
could never be an influence on a Jewish sectarian agency into a
have about the same number of seats and-vvindows and
Jews, comparable to the influence non-sectarian institution."
ashtrays, not to mention rest rooms.
of the church on Christians and
So if you wanted to take off for London next Tues-
therefore should not be compared
day night at 8 :30 PM, no commercial plane in the world
in that respect.
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could get you there with more style and grace than
their Judaism" and pointed out
Earlier in the debate, Dr.
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Al's flight 232.
Goldmann reasserted his own in-
(Min. fare 3295)
the center had been founded "to
And there's only so much delicious food you can eat
tention of maintaining contact
assist our Jewish citizens to de-
at one sitting, and so many pretty stewardesses you can
with West Germany's govern-
velop a positive identification
from one seat.
May 21-10 days
with Jewish life."
And only one European city you can land in at one
he might be, as a necessity for
(Min. fare $275)
Katz recalled that he had been
the Jewish people and its in-
time. (El Al goes to 11 of them, by the way, and you
one of 140 members of the New
can land in every one of them for the price of a round-
Cruise to Montreal's
S. Z. Shragai, head of the Jewish Orleans Jewish Community Center
trip ticket to Tel-Aviv.)
Agency's immigration department, who had protested' the admission
exposition aboard the
So if you've been shopping around for a
disclosed during the actions com- of 18 non-Jewish families to center
pride of the Israel pas-
big airline, our number is 212 PL 1-3400.
mittee sessions that a total of
senger fleet. The luxuri-
You may find some airlines with more
140,000 persons or 12 per cent of halted admission to non-Jewish
ous s/s Shalom.
planes than El Al, but none bigger.
all of Israel's immigrants, had left families pending the report of a
3 days and 2 nights 'at
the country. Only a very small study committee, but present non-
Montreal. Shalom is
minority of those leaving, he said, Jewish members may retain their
El Al Israel Airlines
your hotel while you
had been new immigrants — less membership "at their option."
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This was, said Katz, "a silent
than five years in the country. The
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overwhelming majority, he point- and subtle quota system which is
ed out, were either Israeli-born or violative of our Judaic heritage
Sheltered water route
old settlers who were here before and of our democratic legacy." If
via Cape Cod Canal.
the center is to adopt an open-
th establishment of the state.
Gourmet kosher cui-
More than 10 per cent of those membership policy, he said, "then
sine. Cruise activities.
immigrants who left the country it must be a true open-membership
Tickets to Expo '67 at
or 15,000 of the emigres, had since policy. That is, admit all applica-
reduced rates. BE KGUEST* GO
returned to Israel, mainly because tions irrespective of race, color or
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