Pre-Campaign Dinner Hikes AJC Total to $2,850,000
Allied Jewish Campaign leaders were heartened Wednesday night by generous
gifts which boosted the total raised thus far to $2,850,000.
William Avrunin, executive director of the Jewish Welfare Federation, sum-
marizing the result of the pre-campaign effort, at the dinner at the Sheraton-Cadillac,
at which Senator Edward Kennedy was the speaker, called the response most heart-
ening. He announced that at that event, which was arranged as a black-tie gathering
for contributors of $1,000 and over, there were 75 new donors who had never before
given to the Allied Jewish Campaign.
Cataloguing the campaign's' objectives, Alfred Deutsch, • the chairman of this
year's drive, who presided, reviewed the numerous overseas, local and national
agencies assisted with campaign funds allocated by the Federation.
Max M. Fisher, national UJA chairman, described the problems affecting Israel,
the economic plight that has caused the current unemployment of 60,000, the issues
involved in immigrant absorption and the country's needs for defensive means. He
admonished the audience to realize that immigration continues, that close to 25,009
will be settled this year, many from behind the Iron Curtain, and he urged undimin-
ished support for the causes included in the Allied Jewish Campaign.
A report on pre campaign progress was given by Maxwell Jospey, who was
assisted by other campaign leader -S in calling for campaign pledges.
• There were more than 400 at the formal dinner, and the reception preceding
it was hosted by Abraham Borman,. Tom Borman, Alfred L. Deutsch, Sol Eisenberg,
Max M. Fisher, Irwin Green, Maxwell Jospey, Irving Rose, Hyman Safran, Max M.
Shaye, Phillip Stollman, A. Alfred Taubman, Jack J. Wainger and Paul Zuckerman.
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Israel-Syrian Talks Meet Critical
Snag; Agenda Divergence Rejected
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Nine MPs Urge Kosygin
to Make Good on Pledge
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LONDON—A letter signed by nine prominent mem-
bers of the House of Commons appealing to Premier
Alexei N. Kosygin on behalf of the Jews in the Soviet
Union was delivered to the Soviet Embassy here Wednes-
day by a delegation headed by Sir Barnett Janner,
Laborite, and Sir Ian Orr-Ewing, a Conservative.
The letter drew Kosygin's attention to the fact that
252 members of Parliament, of all parties, had signed
a. motion which expressed concern over "the continuing
difficulties confronting the Jews in the USSR" and asked
the British government to "use its good offices to secure
for the Jews the basic human rights afforded other
It told Kosygin that "In writing to you on a subject
which touches the hearts and minds of • men and women
everywhere who cherish the cause of human rights and
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JERUSALEM—Israel reiterated its position of absolute refusal to have the Israel-Syrian
Mixed Armistice Commission discuss items not covered in the mutually agreed-upon agenda. This
view was presented Monday night by Moshe' Sasson, head of the Israeli delegation to the talks,
during a meeting with Lt. Gen. Odd Bull, chief of staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision
The fourth meeting of the talks was scheduled to be held Thursday at Mall-anayim on the
Israeli side of the Bnot Yaacov Bridge. The previous session was adjourned abruptly by Gen. Bull
when the Syrian delegation persisted in raising issues not on the
agenda, including the question of Israel's sovereignty over the
Pro-Arab Stand Bars
demilitarized zone inside her territory.
Sasson had asked for Monday night's meeting with Gen.
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Bull in order to clarify and openly define Israel's stand on
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the issue and leave no doubt in the minds of the UNTSO and
LONDON—Fraga Iribarne, Spain's
Syrian officials. Although Israel is most reluctant to break up
minister of information and tourism,
the talks, political circles here stressed that under no circum-
told a press conference in Beirut that
Spain would never recognize Israel,
stances will they agree to divergence from -the agenda.
it was reported here Tuesday from
In an article published Tuesday in the latest issue of the
army weekly, Bamahaneh, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol refuted
The Spanish cabinet member, in
claims that Israel did not hesitate to exert force against Jordan
making that statement, stressed
while avoiding the use of force against Syria. In addition to
Spain's ties of friendship with the
Michael Comay to Leave UN Post
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Israel Foreign -Ministry has announced that Michael S. Comay will
leave his post as Israel's ambassador to the United Nations and that Gideon Raphael has been named
to replace him.
The ministry said that Comay had asked last summer to be relieved
of the UN assignment, in which he has served since 1959; succeeding Abba
Eban, Israel's first ambassador to the UN and now Israel's foreign minister.
The change-over in ambassadors is expected to take place in April.
Comay will serve in the foreign ministry on his return to Israel. A
foreign ministry spokesman said it had not yet been decided whether Comay
would attend a special UN session on South Africa, scheduled for April.
Raphael is now deputy director-general of the foreign ministry. A
frequent member of the Israeli delegation to the United Nations, he served
as vice chairman of the delegation at the recent 21st UN General Assembly.
He is also special assistant to the prime minister and Israel's only roving
Born in Berlin, Raphael settled in Palestine in 1934. Entering the
foreign service of the pre-state Jewish government, he served as a member
of the Jewish Agency delegation to the UN Special Commission on
Palestine, and to the UN General Assembly in 1947. He was an alternate
representative on the Israel delegation to the UN from 1950 to 1953, and an
Israeli representative to the Palestine Conciliation Commission in 1952.
From 1947 to 1960, he served as Israel's ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the
European Economic Community.
Religious GrOups Faced with Morality of Vietnam Issue
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
(Copyright, 1967, JTA, Inc.)
- WASHINGTON—Hundreds of rabbis who gathered here at the "mobilization of clergy and
laymen concerned about Vietnam" left with grave doubts of whether the war is morally consistent
with Jewish religious precepts. Many rabbis and lay leaders decided that the time has come for congre-
gations throughout the nation to intensify discussion of the Vietnam involvement and seek peace in
concert with Americans of other faiths.
A considerable number of rabbis agreed with non-Jewish clergymen that United States policies
in Vietnam are leading to world disaster. Rabbi Albert Lewis, of Los Angeles, along with representatives
of the other two leading faiths, presented a document to the White House. It said that "each day we find
our nation's policy more difficult to reconcile with allegiance to God."
Speaking for the largest interfaith group of its kind ever assembled, the paper termed the
American role in Vietnam "abhorrent and immoral." The clergymen served notice that when asked
for counsel by draft-age men who cannot conscientiously fight in the war, "we must support them in
But other clergymen felt they faced a dilemma that could only be resolved through expanded
discussions of the war and more clarification by the administration. They felt that members of
all faiths should examine whether "the guilt is ours far more than we have the courage to admit."
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Arab countries in the Middle East.
'The Gallery of Life'
Choice selections from the writings of Rabbi Morris Adler will
be published soon. The following is entitled "The Gallery of Life."
The man who had just returned from a trip around, the world was
holding forth about his experiences. He described most graphically the
remote and exotic points of interest he had visited. He effectively
evoked the images of distant places and regaled us with diverting side-
lights on their history and appearance.
But there was a vital lapse in the long recital. There was no
reference to the inhabitants of the lands travelers had seen. Yet
infinitely more fascinating than places, are faces and people which are
more exciting than cities. One can take a stroll in one's own city and
enjoy an experience far more moving than a trip around the globe.
If one develops a responsiveness to faces, one is in an art gallery
exhibiting the works of the greatest Artist of all.
Here is a face upon which life seems to have laid a heavy hand.
Sorrow and adversity have furrowed lines which silently but unmis-
takably speak of the hard and bitter circumstances of the person's
life. There is another face that seems to have retained its baby-like
glow and unruffled smoothness. Perhaps life has in this instance im-
printed its signature elsewhere on the personality of the individual,
but it has left the face unmarked. There are faces, inviting in their
openness. They seem to hold out the friendly hand of greeting to every
passerby as they fill the gap that intervenes between one man and
another with cordiality and warmth. Other faces are hard and bleak
and seem to bear a sign "NO TRESPASSERS." They warn that one
cannot take liberties with them. They are not to be trifled with, and
those who approach them will be expected to respect their rights and
status. Other faces are delicate and gentle, ill-at-ease in a harsh and
loud world. I remember once, while I was riding in the New York
subway thundering noisily on its way, and filled with chattering
people, I looked up. On the seat
opposite there was a young man whose
Prof. Abraham Heschel
face bespoke an agonized discomfort
will address the memorial
midst the din and tumult. An exquisitely
service for Dr. Morris
pained expression indicated that he was
Adler 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at
not part of the scene in the midst of
Cong. Shaarey Zedek. A
which he found himself.
national memorial service
All about us is a world to be ex-
will be sponsored by Bnai
plored. One need not travel to the ends
Brith in New York Feb.
of the earth in search of adventure and
27. Maurice Samuel will
drama for one can find them closer to
deliver the address.