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June 09, 1967 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-06-09

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.Emergency Rally Draws 6,000
to Center; Funds Sent to Israel

hear some among us express fear
"We are here as Americans
they are confronted on every
abor. Leonard Woodcock, vice
that Israel is doomed. Never say it.
with a tradition for justice, and
Less than 24 hours before hos- i
border. They face danger with
president
of
the
United
Auto
You must believe in the indestruc-
we are determined that the
tilities broke out on Israel's bor-
a courage typical of Israel.
Workers and member of the
tibility of Israel. You must adhere
sense of fair play shall not be
ders. some 6.000 Detroit Jews:
"Of 150 American students at
to the faith in Israel's undying
vowed Om% would not let the Jew-1 Wayne State University Board of
sacrificed at any time and in any
Hebrew University, not one left
Governors, was cheered several
status. You and the many others
place on any altar.
ish Ilo:neland stand alone.
Israel even when the American
times during his brief talk.
who are not here are dedicated
"We
are
here
as
Jews
who
know
They cheered and prayed at an
government urged that they do so .
"Syria is not a nation ... Jordan
that a time has come for a last with us to the proposition that even
emergem y rally Sunday afternoon)
The Danish government sent planes
is not a nation . . . Egypt is not
the
most violent in church history
stand. But we are here as wit-
at the .tali ish Center playground;
to bring home 640 Christian boys
a nation. Only Israel, which in
nesses to the historic truth that . . . could not down us.
afteni.ird they thronged over to
and girls working on Israel kibut-
20 years has built a vibrant,
"First
and foremost you must re-
Nezach Yisrael Lo Yeshaker—that
special tables and bought thousands
zim. Forty boys actually hid to
modern society, is a nation in
Israel's eternity has not been nor ject fear of destruction and you ,
of dollars in Israel Bonds and paid;
keep from going home.
the entire Middle East. One of
must adhere to the truth that the
will it ever be sacrificed.
thousands more into the Allied
the great lessons of history is
"Life will go on; we shall never
"We are here as the kinsmen of People Israel Lives and Will Live!
Jewish •.unpaign.
that a great nation is not
yield to threats."
• Israelis who stand firm not to be —Am Yisrael Hai!"
Including proceeds of that day,
weighed in the number of arms
On Tuesday, Gov. Romney sent
Applause interrupted the speech pushed into the sea—which is their
$1,500,000 had been collected by
it possesses.
many times, particularly when • adversaries' threat—not to be sub- a telegram to President Johnson,
Campaign
and
sent
on
direct-
the
"The Egyptian blockade," said Slomovitz said "If anything should jected to servility. not to yield to saying: "I hope you will insist that
ly to Israel. Sonic $600,000 in
Israel Bonds had been sold in the Woodcock, "is aggression commit- happen to Haifa and Tel Aviv, you threats of extermination by inhu- conditions in the Middle East in-
sure the true preservation of the
I ted against all maritime nations. know what will happen to Cairo, man hordes.
same period of one week.
"Indeed, we are here as Israel's national integrity and independ-
those who panic," said the The United States has a basic Damascus and Beirut.
- To

If this is a new Masada," he kinsmen who wish it be known by ence of the state of Israel." The
Philip Slomovitz, "I interest: the seas. including Aqaba. ,
main speaker.
I said, "we're here to defend it." all our fellow citizens that any statement, read at a press confer-
say Israel is never ruined; it will must remain free.
in the day, when Is-
battle.
But
it
"The
cause
of
Israel."
he
went
.
Slomovitz
appealed to the crowd threat to them also is a threat to ence earlier
carry on and win its
must not be handicapped econom- on, "is not just a cause for the as "a gathering of free men, of us. And as kinsmen of Israel we rael's victories were resounding
throughout the world, also urged:
Make sure, when Jews of the world, but for all free- , liberty-loving Americans, who are aver with them: Shenit Masada Lo
' allyphysically.
" The U.S. should conti nue
this crisis is over. you go back dom-loving people. here to assert that no man, noTipol—Masada shall not fall again,
and
the
Third
Commonwealth
is
work
multilaterally to achieve a
Rabbi Leiner Levin. head of the group of men, can abrogate to him-
as tourist- . . in droves."
cessation of hostilities, both at
Council of Orthodox Rabbis, led self or to themselves the right tohere to stay.
Young adults hurried indoors
the
United
Nations and simul-
.. It is our duty to come to Is-
the gathering in a responsive read- threaten the existence of fellow
after the rally to volunteer for
taneously through the four ma-
manpower,
men.
ed
fe s,
ra
fu defense
,Aie tl h 'sdn
the special summer program of ing of Psalm 83: "Keep not Thou
powers.
jor
ne — vigilance.
silence, 0 God: hold not Thy peace, '
"We are here to declare that
volunteer, civilian work in Is-
"The U.S. should maintain its
"One urgent warning to all who
rael. In less than, a week, Asher and be not still. 0 God/ For, lo.! when the lives and freedoms and ,
Tarmon of the Jewish Center Thine enemies make a tumult: and , the security of free peoples are , may be pessimistic: too frequently position in support of political in-
(Continued on Page 39)
they that hate Thee have lifted up placed in jeopardy, it is the sacred I we hear people express doubts, we
staff had the names of 100 young
people willing to take part. Many I the head/ . . . Fill their faces with duty of human beings to stop ag'
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
I38 — Friday, June 9, 1967
shame; that they may seek Thy gression . . .
had already been approved when
the order came early Monday name, 0 Lord/ Let them be con- I
morning that the just-announced founded and troubled for ever;
yea, let them be put to shame, and
state of war in the Middle East
know Thou,
would necessitate a change in , perish/ That men may
plans for the program. ' whose name alone is Jehovah, art
Arab
demonstra-
the
most
high
over
all
the
earth."
An anticipated
Cooper (D-Oakland
tion at the Center never material-, Rep. Daniel
-
County).
representing
a
group
of
ized There were a dozen city po
resolution of
lice and nine private police on the legislators. read the
ground, to handle any eventuality I support he co-sponsored with Rep.
Faxon. which the Legislature
Two police ambulances were sta - Jack
the Presi-
Boned there and an emergency first passed and sent on to
station
was
set
up
in
the
('en-
dent.
Faxon
and Mayor Cavanagh.
aid
the rally
ter However. despite the hot sun who sent a me—age to

beating down on the field, there could not be present because of a
were only a few cases o' fainting. crime conference being held simul-
There were close to 150 young tancously.
Other messages from Sen. Robert
volunteer w orkers from the city's
Griffin and Sen Philip Hart were
Jewish youth groups, and many
read at the rally. They urged that
more chit ren i n attendance. The
the United States "honor her com-
United Hebrew Schools adjourned
mitments::
cla-, se. early .0 that students could
Morris Lieberman, president of
the Yes
the rally. and
tend

at

lovath Beth Yehudah and Beth
Jacob School bussed 200 children
to the gathering.
Signs carried by the young peo-

ple proclaimed "No Appeasement
in the Middle East"; "Freedom of

the Zionist Council, urged his
fellow Jews to "demand deeds,
not words, from our President,
Congressmen and other officials
. . . We must be faithful to Is-
rael. demonstrate that we're de-
termined that the people and

the Seas Now'': "Preserve the Only
Democracy in the Middle East. state of Israel must live.
Other participants were Irwin I.
The blue and white flags of ,
Israel waved in the hot, breezy Cohn, who made the appeal for
funds;
Rabbi Moses Lehrman, who
afternoon, a color guard of Jew-
ish veterans having opened the , delivered a prayer for peace; and
Goldberg,
joined by several
rally with a presentation. Bella
Dr. Samuel Krohn. president of cantors in the singing of the na- '
the Jewish Community Council, tional anthems of the United
told the gathering: "We have come States and Israel.
On the stage were represents-
together to .7speak for peace and
demand justice for Israel . . . So tives of the Legislature, Sen.;
Sander
Levin and Rep. Albert
our friends in Israel will know
that we stand with them . . . To Kramer; Mel Ravitz, who spoke
for
the
Detroit
Common Council;
show our fellow Americans we
Rev. William Sperry of the Coun-
arc united . . .
"The Israelis do not want war," cil of Churches: Francis Korne-
he said. 'In war, there are no vic- gay, director of the Detroit Urban
tories . . We appeal to the spirit League; Rep. William Ryan, House
of justice. the spirit of humanity minority leader in Lansing; Rus-
sell Leach of the Wayne County
. . for justice for our people.
"Is there no conscience in the UAW-CIO Council; Mrs. Harry L.
world? I appeal to our Christian Jones for the United Jewish Ap-
friends: Before God, do not com- peal; and William Avrunin for the
Jewish Welfare Federation.
mit the sin of silence."
Also Benjamin Schiff, chairman
He added, with firmness: "If
forced to do so, Israel will give of the Citywide Jewish Youth Plan-
ning
Committee: Rev. Tracy Pull-
a good accounting of herself . .
man of the First Unitarian Church;
And we will help her to do so."
Dr. J Russell Bright, president Emma Schaver for State of Israel
of the Detroit Council of Churches, Bonds; and other Jewish and civic
represented the Protestant com- leaders.
In his address. Slomovitz, edi-1
munity on the speakers' platform,
saying the Detroit group supported for of The Jewish News, reported
the national Protestant leadership's on the situation in Israel as he
call for a cooling-off period and a viewed it only days before.
"It took a return to this corm-
se ttlement throu g h the United Na-
try to see the vast difference:
tions.
there,
all was calmness: here, it
By far the strongest statement
was panic. In Israel. they know
of support for Israel came from

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