6 Jewish Groups F iglu NY School Aid
NEW YORK (JTA—Six member to
sectarian rather than to public
agencies of the Jewish Community
Goldberg a nd U Thant
By DAVID SCHWARTZ
schools . . . At the same time,"
(Copyright, 1967. JTA • Inc.)
the statement added, "we firmly
At a recent UN function, Ambas-
believe that sectarian education
Goldberg said to U Thant
has been, should and can be sup-
ported by religious groups without that he would propose and old
!the use of funds raised by public Jewish toast. "May you live to
The six groups, in a joint state- taxation: Any public support of re- 120." \
ment, declared their opposition to ligion by the state holds dangers
U. Thant replied this was a Bur-
proposals at the State Constitu- for both religion and the state."
mese toast too.
tional Convention for amending
The Jewish expression, "May
the provision in the State Consti-
you live to 120" stems from the
tition which forbids the state to use
case of Moses, who died at 120 and
its credit or money to aid or main-
the Bible tells us, that to the last,
tain "directly or indirectly . .
his eyes were not dimmed nor his
any school or institution wholly or
natural force abated."
in part under the control or direc-
The Chinese deem old age an
tion of any religious denomination,
advantage. The highest compli-
NEW YORK — Greater com- ment, it is sad, you can pay to
or in which any denominational
prehension of the Israel Arabs' a person there is to say,
tenet or doctrine is taught."
Voting for retention of this pro- needs by the government and the don't look a day under ninety-
vision were the New York sections open-door policy of Histadrut, the seven."
of the American Jewish Commit. federation of labor, to this minor-
Then of course the person re-
tee, the American Jewish Congress, ity are creating bridges to peace plies, "Oh you are just trying to
the Jewish Labor Committee, the in the region, Yusuf Khamis, one flatter me."
National Council of Jewish Women, of Israel's leading Arabs, told the
Again an old person in China
the Federation of Reform Syna- American Histadrut Cultural Ex- will shake his head and say, "I
gogues, and the United Synagogue change Institute.
may look like I am only 16, but
Khamis, who was a member of if you had my troubles, you would
The dissenting organization was Israel's Knesset for 11 years, is look like that too."
the Union of Orthodox Jewish Con- a member of the Histadrut execu-
My good friend, Isaac Carmel,
gregations of America. In a sepa- tive committee and director of 84, has a different method
rate statement, the Orthodox group its Arab department's social wel- reverse the figures, then the 84
said it "favors the use of public fare and mutual aid program.
,becomes 48. "I lost almost 40 years
funds for the benefit of all children
Khamis pointed out that of ap- at once," he said, "w ithout
of school age, whether students of
public or religious day schools, to proximately 300,000 Arabs in Is-
42,000 of them are =members
Jewish National Fund tractors
the fullest extent compatible with
the separation of church and state now of the Histadrut.: All the are breaking ground for the con-
as guaranteed by the Federal Con- Arabs in the country are covered struction of a new Jewish village
by the labor organization's health to bear the name "Hazon" on
The groups that urged reten- and welfare system,. the Kupat Mount Hazon in Central Galilee.
In the course of the next few
tion of the present bar against
He credited the improved situa- months, the first houses will be
public funds for parochial schools
warned' that any change in the tion of the Arab in Israel both built there.
present provision would result in to the changed attitude of the gov-
a "significant undermining of ernment under the prime minister,
DID YOU KNOW?
Levi Eshkol, and to the changing
Such a development "would in- conditions in the Middle East. He
evitably be followed by further praised particularly the elimina-
legislative, judicial and administra- tion by Eshkol of the military re-
tive action resulting in the de- gime under which Arabs in some
struction of this vital protection portions of Israel had lived.
for religious liberty."
Asked whether there was a
miles west of
While opposing public support of solution in sight for the Arab
parochial schools, the agencies refugee problem, Khamis said that
Detroit in the beautiful
said. they supported the "right of although the problem was serious,
any parents to send their children the number of refugees has been
Of the "real" refugees, Mr.
Khamis said, many would prefer
to be compensated for the prop-
erties they left behind and remain
It was a quiet night, the sky was
full of stars. Suddenly two shots were in Arab countries.
heard. Again quiet. Two figures passed
Khamis said that the ultimate
by in the dark, rifles in hand ready
at any moment for action. They stop- solution would be a compromise
ped for a number of seconds. Finally
between Israel's asses.-
one said: -The infiltrator has got I
away. Look here! Here is a sack on
ion that no refugees would be
the ground. Ile has left his sack and
aken back and the Arabs' demand
This conversation took place between
hat all of them be repatriated.
two members of the border police. ,
Israel's borders are long. In most places I But this will come about only in
they can be crossed easily. It is the' he context of peace negotiations,
task of the border police to guard the ,
borders of the country against enemies.
Relations Council of New York
Monday called for retention of the
state constitutional provision that
bars public funds for religious
Bridges to Peace'
With Arab Citizens
We are glad Ambassador Gold-
berg brought up the subject. Some
time ago, he told the UN about
the blessing the Jews recite before
drinking wine, "Boray Peri
Such things, as in the case of
the Burmese, tend to bring people
closer together and may do more
for the peace of the world than
many United Nations resolutions.
Shooting 'The Fox'
Producer Raymond Stross,
whose earlier films, "The Leather
Boys" and "90 Degrees in the
Shade" are still making the rounds
in the U.S., has gone to Canada
to shoot "The Fox," H. D. Law-
rence's rather controversial tale of
a sex triangle in which his wife,
British actress Anne Heywood,
shares star billing with Sandy
Dennis and Keir Dullea.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, May 5, 1967-11
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The people who live in the cities
see the green-bereted young men only
rarely. On the other hand, they are
well known in all the settlements scat-
tered along the borders. The members
of these settlements go to sleep every
evening with the comfortable and safe
feeling that someone is guarding them
and their property.
The border police gives the state of
Israel and its residents a feeling of
safety and tranquility.
(Published by Brit Ivrit Olarnit)
The Jewish National Fund, in
cooperation with the Dimona mu-
nicipality, has prepared the ground
for the planting of a 400-dunam
park (100 acres) to bear the name
of David Ben-Gurion, in this desert
city on the Central Negev Hills.
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9 out of 10 New York mothers
whose sons grow up to be
doctors with very large practices
When Mama tells you to dress warm, go out to the store, don't
talk to strangers, bring back a bread and don't let the man give
you anything but Menorah strictly Kosher Franks from New York
you shouldn't argue. Mama knows best. ,