Federation Setting Up
An emergency campaign is being set up in Detroit to
mobilize cash for immediate support of Israel. The board of
governors of the Jewish Welfare Federation dispensed with
all other business Wednesday afternoon to discuss Detroit's
role in alleviating the cash crisis created by the Middle East
situation. All funds received by the Federation, whether they
are payments on pledges made during the Allied Jewish
Campaign or new contributions, will be dispatched imme-
diately to meet the emergency. (See story below).
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Rally for Support of Israel
to Be Staged Here Sunday
Israel Is Not Alone.
World Assures :Nation
World Jewry this week rallied to Israel's side even as the World
Zionist Executive addressed a statement to the Jewish people every-
where declaring that Israel was "facing the gravest danger to its
security and its very existence" in the current Middle East crisis.
"Our enemies, headed by President Nasser of Egypt, have
mustered all their forces to besiege us, to paralyze our normal life
and completely annihilate us," the statement declared. "The people
of Israel are alert to all dangers and prepared for every sacrifice.
All sections of the people, regardless of community standing or
party affiliation, are united and standing firmly behind the state.
The citizens of Israel have unstintingly placed their all—their pos-
sessions and their very life—at the disposal of the state in this
fateful hour of trial."
The statement continued that "the manifestations of brother-
liness and unconditional identification reaching us from all Jewish
communities are a source of encouragement and inspiration to the
people of Israel in their struggle and stand against all eventuali-
Asserting that the situation was worsening by the hour and that
it was "impossible to tell how long this may last," the statement
declared that "in this fateful hour, we call upon our brethren
throughout the world to demonstrate the unity and strengthen the
covenant of brotherhood between them and Zion and to enlist the
sympathy and active support of the nations of the world and their
leading figures for Israel's just struggle, to step up aliya and to
encourage our best youth to come to Israel and provide working
hands to take the places of those called to the defense of the
The statement also called on Jews "to make a
and maximum effort to provide financial aid so that the state of
Israel may withstand the heavy burden imposed on it." The state-
ment emphasized that "the financial means required in this emer-
gency are unprecedented and their dimensions are incalculable."
"Deeply conscious of the common fate of the Jewish people,
we place our confidence in the loyally and devoted efforts of all of
its sons, wherever they may be," the statement said. "The Zionist
movement, which was the forerunner of the state and which brought
it into being, must lead our people and arouse and mobilize it to
fulfill its historic tasks. We call on you to rise as one to ensure the
safety of Israel and its defense."
A declaration on behalf of Jews in 65 countries, pledging "un-
swerving support" to Israel was issued by Dr. Nahum Goldmann,
World Jewish Congress president, at a conference of the European
section of the organization in Milan.
Among those who joined in the declaration were delegates of
Jewish communities in Romania and Yugoslavia and observers from
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Detroit Jewry will be called upon to express its,solidarity with the state of Israel,
now facing the worst crisis it has experienced in 19 years, at a community-wide rally 1
p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Center.
The emergency gathering will be held in the Center playground to permit as wide
an attendance as possible. Public officials, as well as civic, labor and religious dignitaries,
will be present. Speaker will be Philip Slomovitz, editor of The Jewish News, who will
bring a first-hand report on conditions in Israel. Others who will take part will be Dr.
Samuel Krohn, president of the Jewish Community Council; Irwin I. Cohn, AJCampaign
cash collection chairman; and Morris Lieberman, chairman of the Zionist Council of Detroit.
Arrangements are being made for the parking of thousands of cars in areas around
the Center, and there will be a shuttle bus service from nearby parking lots, including the
Royal Theater on Seven Mile and Meyers.
There will be two booths on the grounds for persons who wish to buy Israel Bonds
and those who wish to either pay up or make new pledges to the Allied Jewish Campaign.
Both the Israel Bond Organization and United Jewish Appeal have sent out pleas for Jews
around the world to help alleviate Israel's current economic crisis created by the military
Jewish youth groups in the city are mobilizing efforts to ensure massive attendance
at Sunday's rally, and there will be a color guard from the Jew ish War Veterans.
Encouraging fullest possible participation at the rally, many member organizations
of the Jewish Community Council have canceled meetings arrange - d for Sunday.
In a telegram to the presidents of these organizations and to rabbis. Dr. Samuel
Krohn, president of the council, said:
"At this hour of peril to Israel, urge you and members of your organization, your
congregants, students, youth and adults to join in an outdoor community rally this Sunday,
June 4 at 1 p.m. at the Jewish Center. Imperative that our community show its concern and
solidarity. Urgent you give widest possible circulation via telephone squads, bulletins,
announcements and other means to insure maximum community participation."
Plans for Sunday's rally were made at an emergency meeting of community
During that meeting, announcement was made of a special three-month program
for young Americans age 18 to 35 willing to fill civilian jobs of Israelis who have been
called up. Information on this program also will be available at the rally. Hundreds
of college students who are between semesters have already arrived in Israel to assist
in these vital areas of life, particularly during the height of the harvest season. Asher ,
Tarmon at the Jewish Community Center can be reached at DI 14200 for information on
the special work program, for which both skilled and unskilled labor is needed.
Through the Jewish Agency, transportation requirements have been facilitated, and
Tarmon said the processing of applications can be done quickly.
At a rally Monday evening in Ann Arbor, where classes have already been adjourned,
500 persons heard Dr. William Haber. dean of the college of literature, science and the
arts at the University of Michigan, make an appeal for support to the beleaguered state
of Israel. Dr. Abraham Kaplan. noted philosophy professor on the U. of M. staff, also
addressed the audience, composed of many members of the university's faculty.
The Israeli government has not yet ordered the return of young Israelis studying
abroad. The 30 who are enrolled at Wayne State University are instead "trying to create
a climate of opinion, asking all the people we know to telegram their Congressmen or the
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Mobilized Israel Places Hope for Peace in U.S.
By PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
JERUSALEM, Israel—Grim, nearly totally mobilized,
but without any panic, Israel places all hope for an
emerging Middle East peace in the United States.
While assurances have been given that Israel's sover-
eignty must be protected, Israelis are embittered by U
Thant's action in having yielded to Nasser without con-
sulting the UN Security Council, and the feeling here is
that Israel is being fed on kind words by foreign powers
while Nasser gets military aid, the encouragement he
needs from the Soviet Union.
Russia's- role is the supreme factor in the current
situation, and the linking of Israel with imperialism
and "American and British colonialism" is a chief
Assurances have been given that
Israel has ample
food supplies, and while many housewives have rushed
for groceries, the problem here is not availability of food
but its replenishment in grocery stores by curtailed
trucking. This, too, will be solved in a matter of days,
government officials stated.
While tourism has been reduced, many Americans
are remaining to complete their planned visits here, and
an entire delegation from the American Jewish Press
Association attended the convention of editors of Ameri-
can English-Jewish weekly newspapers.
On the borders there are many installations, and
the stationed troops are alerted to possible attacks from
several section by threatening Egyptian, Jordanian, Le-
banese, Syrian and Iraqi armies.
Most of the threats are being discounted, and only
the Egyptian and Syrian threats are considered serious.
Nevertheless, Israel is prepared.
But where the armed forces are visible—and they
are not too evident in general—the uniformed personnel
seem impatient. They have been called away from their
studies, from essential jobs, and they are unhappy. Pri-
marily, they are bored and hope for speedy termination
of the threatening war situation. They therefore play
soccer, seek ways out of their impatience through sports.
They receive messages from home in a novel way.
Their parents do not know their whereabouts, but they
send messages of greetings—each DRISIIAT SHALOM,
expression of peaceful regards, being inserted in the
Hebrew press sent to uniformed forces from Tel Aviv.
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