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June 09, 1967 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-06-09

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ed by trustee Val Scott. It passed ligious Policy carried on a move
by a vote of 8-4, Of the 12 trustees, to introduce the "3:30 plan," pro-
viding that religious instruction be
two are Jewish.
In 1959-63 North York was the given at 3:30 to enable exempted
TORONTO (JTA) — The Bor- center of a battle
pupils to leave the school. This
ough of North York, largest suburb Half of Metropolitan Toronto's plan was adopted in a number of
within Metropolitan Toronto, re- 96,000 Jewish residents live there schools but the borough's school
moved religious instruction from and in the early 1960's there were administration, it was claimed,
its public school system last week- constant complaints about the doc- tended to permit this only in
schools where there was a majority
trinal nature of the course.
Schools in Ontario have the right
The Committee for a Fair Re- of Jewish pupils.
to ask exemption from giving re-
ligious instruction if the school 6 — Friday, June 9, 1967
board puts such a request to the
Department of Education.
The motion was presented by
trustee Sidney Moscoe and second-

Toronto Suburb Bans
Public School Religion

Conyers Speaks Up for Israel; Cites
Christian Support in Statement

Congressman John Conyers,
Demorcrat from the 1st District
in Wayne County, addressed Con-
gress Monday with a firm state-
ment in Israel's behalf.
Rep. Conyers, a Negro, said:
"The continued existence of Israel
is vital for political stability in
the Middle East and therefore
vital for the maintenance of world
peace. The United States, which
had so much to do with the estab-
lishment cf Israel in 1948 and
which has so repeatedly and
strongly pledged to Israel its con-
tinued support, has the clearest
legal and moral obligation to de-
fend Israel against those appar-
ently committed to its destruction."
Rep. Conyers, who was among
the more than 100 Congressmen
who pledged support to Israel May
23, again urged the President Mon-
day "to take strong, effective and
immediate action to 'resist aggres-
sion against Israel and to preserve
the peace.' If we wait any longer, :
the hourly changing situation in
the Middle Ea ,, t could result in
the distruction of Lrael."
The Congressman quoted the
statement by religious leaders
of all major faiths in America
which points to U.S. "moral re-
sponsibility in the Middle East,
where Israel has worked so
hard to achieve tht. right to live
in peace."
The statement, which originally
appeared in Sunday's New York
Times, was sponsored as a public
service by Americans for Democ-
racy in the Middle East and was
signed by such non-Jewi s h leaders
as The Rev. John C. Benneth,
president Union Theological Sem-
inary; The Rev. Robert McAfee
Brown, professor of Religion, Stan-
ford University; The Rev. Thur-
ston N. Davis, S. J., editor, Amer-
ica; The Rev. Martin Luther King,
Jr., president, Southern Christian
Leadership Conference; Dr. Frank-
lin H. Littell, president, Iowa Wes-
leyan College; Dr. Reinhold Nie-
buhr, professor emeritus of Chris-
tian ethics, Union Theological Sem-
inary; James O'Gara, editor, Com-
monweal; Dr. Daniel Poling, chap-
lain, Interfaith Memorial of the
Four Chaplains; The Rev. Alexan-
der Schmemann, dean, St. Vlada-
mir's Russion Orthodox Seminary;
The Rev. John B. Sheerin, C.S.P.,
editor, The Catholic World; Bishop
Stephen Gill Spottswood, Washing-
ton, D.C., chairman, national board
of directors. NAACP; and Bishop
Lloyd C. Wicke, bishop, New York
area, Methodist Church, former
president, Methodist Council of
The statement was as follows:
"Men of conscience must not

arena of tension due to the
threat of continued terrorist at-
tacks, as well as the recent Arab
military mobilization along Israel's
borders. Let us recall that Israel
is a new nation whose people are
still recovering from the horror
and decimation of the European
"President Johnson has called
the blockade 'illegal and potential-
ly disastrous" to world peace.
"We therefore call on the Un
ited States government steadfast-
ly to honor its commitments to the
freedom of international water-
ways. We call on our fellow Amer-
icans of all persecutions and group-
ings and on the administration to
support the independent, integrity
and freedom of Israel.
"Men of conscience all over the
world bear a moral responsibility
to support Israel's right of passage
through the Straits of Tiran.
"The people of Israel have the
right to live and develop in tran-
quility and without fear. The
Middle East requires respite and



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tribution to help the people of Israel. Everyone wants to • • •

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remain silent at this time. The
Middle East is on the brink of
war. President Nasser of Egypt
has initiated a blockade of an
international water way; the
Straits of Tiran, Israel's sea-lane
to Africa and Asia. This block-
ade may lead to a major con-
"The Middle East has been an

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Montreal Magazine
Blames World Jewry
For Mankind's Crimes

Charities Endowment Funds.)

of anti-Jewish propaganda in Que-

Your financial assistance now is essential. Israel's newcomers

MONTREAL (JTA) — Revival

bec was amplified last weekend
as members of the Quebec Legis-
lature received copies of a 64-page
magazine format tract which ac-
cuses the Jews of being the cause
of nearly every crime mankind has
ever committed.
The magazine, "La Cle
Mystere" (The Key to the Mystery)
tries to present the idea that Jews
are themselves responsible for the
indictment it contains by quoting
Jewish writers and spokesmen ex-
tensively — and out of context.


Sir Charles Walston, a 19th Cen-
tury British-Jewish archeologist,
was responsible for excavating
many ancient sites in Greece in-
cluding the "Tomb of Aristotle" in

have suffered too much already ! We cannot desert them now !

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Alfred L. Deutsch

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