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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-06-16

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Purely Commentary

USSR Black Hundreds at
UN . . . History Vindicated
in Jerusalem and Jericho

By Philip
Slomovitz

surely be deemed aggression since it would seem to be the
negation of all common sense if one country can say to an-
These are historic days. Israel's lost treasures are being re-
other "We are at war with you, but you may not be at war
stored. Our people's honor is being fully protected. "The Guardian
with us."
of Israel" has awakened from the slumbers of millenia. And the
Yours faithfully,
people have arisen to greater heights than ever in the history of
E. J. FOOTE.
mankind.
84 Old Church Street, S.W.3, May 28.
The regained spiritual treasures of Israel, in reconquered Jeru-
Enough said!
salem, represent the major accomplishment in a struggle that began
with resistance to the threat of extermination and emerged as a Hooliganism at the UN
battle to protect the future. And the chief spiritual symbol that has
Fedorenko provided proof that hooliganism, old-type anti-Semi-
been restored to Jewry is the Kotel Maaravi—the Wailing Wall.
tism inherited by Russians from Czarist times, is not dead.
A long and a tragic history marks the trek of Jews from all
The Russian spoke like an instigator to pogroms. He reminded
parts of the globe to pray at this wall, to recall the glory of old, those who are acquainted with Russian history of the years when the
to perpetuate the hone that the Temple would be rebuilt.
chernosotnik—the Black Hundreds—murderers ruled over Russia.
Fedorenko and his associates spoke of Zionists and Israelis in
This is becoming reality. Israel's triumphant army has taken
the Old City of Jerusalem—the old fortress that was built by David launching their attacks but they mean Jews. Once again, a Russian
as the capital of Israel. Although the returning worshipers were spokesman disgraced his people.
soldiers who carried guns and were helmeted, as this first photo-
graph of the acquisition of the Wailing Wall shows, it was marked by
great fervor, by zeal and devotion, by an acceptance of the basics
of the Jewish faith.
There has been a great deal of concern over the alleged irreli-
giosity of Israelis. The return to the Wailing Wall introduces a new
aspect in the debate. It should be remembered that the studies of
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
JEWISH CENTER EVENTS
the youth in Israel are rooted in the Bible.
to The Jewish News)
The City-Wide Jewish Youth
Let it not be forgotten that the victory that has been achieved
NEW
YORK

The
American-
Planning
Committee is sponsoring
is in large measure due to the fact that the Israeli soldiers—the
wonderful young people who have shown so much valor—know Israel Chamber of Commerce ap- two fund-raising events to aid the
pealed
Monday
to
Dean
Rusk
to
Emergency Fund of the Allied
the Bible and are acquainted with the roads that had led their
consider the lifting of the U.S. ban Jewish Campaign.
ancestors to victories over invaders. These roads have been tra-
versed again by the modern Maccabees—because they know the on travel by Americans to Middle
Teens will be available at the
East countries "which retain dip-
Bible as their history.
Jewish Community Center 9 a.m.
And they know the Tehillim—they love the Psalms of David— lomatic relations with the United to 4 p.m. to help with household
States."
chores, wash cars, and mow lawns.
and the conquerors have recited them in the City of David.
The victories of the past week are not military triumphs alone.
"Pending the earliest possible Anyone wishing to hire a teen for
They also are spiritual successes. Israel has regained spiritual treas- lifting of the ban, we trust the a household job, may telephone
. ures. Now we say the sheheheyanu with as great fervor as the soldiers state department will readily issue the center's Group Services Divi-
recited the Psalms at the Wailing Wall.
individual authorizations to Ameri- sion, DI 1-4200.


cans who must go to Israel on
A dance for seventh to twelfth
business," the message said.
Mevake al Baneha'
graders will be held 7 p.m. Sun-
Israel now is in possession also of Jericho! This point is im-
day at the Center.
The chamber said among its
portant because, for the first time in two decades, Jews will have more than 1,000 members, "There
A special analysis of the situa-
access to Kever Rahel—the Tomb of Rachel! •
are many with industrial plants tion in Israel will be given at the
For centuries, as a lament for our people during centuries of and commercial interests in Israel center 8:30 p.m. Monday. The dis-
persecutions, the plea has been heard: "Rahel mevake al baneha"— which must be attended to."
cussion will analyze and interpret
Rachel weeps for her children.
* *
the developments which led to the
The cry has been heard! Jews have regained another sacred and
The Hebrew Department of the current crisis and problems, and
historic spot.
the future outlook. Special atten-
There will be freedom for all faiths in Israel. Prime Minister Detroit Jewish Community Cen- tion will be given to how this af-
Levi Eshkol issued a declaration, immediately after the Old City of ter was put in charge of the pro- fects the Jewish youth of Detroit
cessing
of
volunteers
for
the
sum-
Jerusalem was reunited with the New City and the Wailing Wall
and world Jewry.
again came into Jewish hands, affirming that the rights of all faiths mer work program, designed to
* * *
relieve the acute manpower short-
will be protected. The Israeli Prime Minister declared:
age
created
by
the
mobilization
for
SIX SHOMRIM PLAN TRIP
"Now that our forces are in control of the entire city and
Six members of Hashomer Hat-
its surroundings, conditions of quiet have been restored. You defense.
zair, Zionist Youth Organization,
may rest assured that no disturbance of any kind of the reli-
VOLUNTEERS AT CENTER
plan
to go to Israel to aid in the
gious Holy Places will be permitted. I have requested the Minis-
Asher Tarmon, Israeli visiting
ter of Religions to be in touch with religious leaders in the Old staff member at the center, said, harvest of this year's crops.
They are Brian Fischhoff, Aviva
City of Jerusalem in order to arrange effective contact between "The pressure at times was hard
them and our forces for the purpose of ensuring that they may to control and a staff of personnel Weiss, Julie Klein, Melvyn Krugel,
continue their spiritual activities without disturbance.
Miriam
and Nurit Kalom. All ex-
was formed to deal with the daily
"At my request the Minister of Religions has announced the
influx of people. Many doctors of- cept Nurit Kalom attend Wayne
following provisions:
fered their services unconditional- State University, and all plan to
"(a) Arrangements at the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) ly to help process candidates. Vol- settle on Kibbutz Gal On near
shall be determined by the Chief Rabbis of Israel.
unteers came to help the office Tel Aviv.
"lb) Arrangements regarding the Holy Places of the Mos- staff. People offered their cars,
Fischhoff said the reason for
lems shall be determined by the Council of Moslems. their planes, their time . . . This the trips was the mobilization of
"(c) Arrangements regarding the Christian Holy Places special summer work program 210,000 men and women (ages
shall be determined by the Council of Christian Clergy." rapidly caught the imagination of
18-40) into the army, leaving no
Israel's treatment of religious denominations in Israel is suffi- both young and old alike . . .
one to harvest the crops.
cient proof that a new day dawns in the Old City of Jerusalem—
This year, Israel enjoyed a bum-
"Though the age limits of 18-
where all faiths will be treated alike. The capture of that portion of
35 were repeatedly stressed, per crop. With no one to reap the
Israel is another moment in the blessed hour for Israel and for
there were young boys and girls crop, the fruit will rot on the trees
mankind!


of 15. 16 and 17 demanding to and the wheat will spoil in the
be taken along . . . There was fields. With no hay, cattle could
Eisenhower's Tribute to Valor
a young man of 17 whose anger reach epidemic losses. People are
Israel's generalship was praised last week by former President
at being turned down led to urgently needed to reap this year's
Eisenhower.
frustration and almost to tears crop and prevent such a loss, and
lie took occasion to mention the services of Jewish Brigade of
on the spot . . . They came from to free men and women for army
Israelis in World War II.
far and wide and from all walks or to defend the kibbutz as guards.
How ironic! It was President Eisenhower, and his Secretary of
Fischhoff said, "When Israel has
of life .. .
State, John Foster Dulles, who were responsible for the speedy end
such a crisis, how can I sit here?
of Israel's invasion of Sinai in 1956. IIad that operation been com-
"The greatest frustration arose
"When our people are threaten.
pleted, all problems in the Middle East, and those related to them when at the height of the project,
ed anywhere, 'then we must help
on the international arena, would have been avoided.
a ban on travel to the Middle East them—work with them, and if need
Dulles is being blamed for the 1956 debacle which forced Israel was announced by Washington.
be, suffer with them.
to abandon its victories. Israel was assured it would enjoy freedom Nothing could liave aroused an
"If Israel is in danger, all of
of passage through the Strait of Tiran and the Suez Canal. It enjoyed even greater desire to go .
world Jewry is in peril.
passage towards Eilat by its own initiative but never gained the
"To date, more than 300 volun-
"It's very encouraging to see
right pledged concerning Suez.
teers, including some 20 doctors, such response (the thousands of
Now Israel has regained these rights by her. own power. What have been registered in Detroit
youth
volunteering across the coun-
powers will now aid the Arabs and the Communists to interfere with alone. Many have completed their
try to go for the summer), but
Israel's just rights? A new international battle looms at the United
processing and are ready to leave where were such people in all the
Nations.
at a moment's notice . . . We years of non-crisis when the Jew-


shall continue to register and pro- ish youth have tried and failed to
Talk of Guilt, Aggression • and the Double Standards
cess every volunteer but while the organize things on a community-
Seldom are as many double standards evidenced as they are official ban on travel is in force,
wide scale. The overpowering
—all-too-frequently—heard at the UN.
no one can leave for Israel. The apathy in the community and de-
All that talk about Israel being an aggressor has been exposed moment this ban is lifted, it is to
spair for the future make such a
as double talk and hypocrisy so often that little more need be said be hoped that the quick departure
response surprising. I hope that
about it. It is well known that Nasser had threatened Israel's des- of the volunteers will be facilitat-
the consciousness of the implica-
truction, that he and his cohorts still crave for it, but they have ed."
tions of being Jewish which this
little David facing their monster Goliaths and they are failing.
In a message to Detroit teen- unfortunate crisis has engineered
A simple fact nevertheless has to be stated, and it was penned
won't swiftly dissipate."
briefly but eloquently in a letter to the London Times which we agers too young to participate,
Hashomer Hatmair will lose
Tarmon congratulated them on
quote as follows:
most of its leadership in the De-
their
desire,
and
encouraged
them
A State of War
troit community as a result of
to improve their speaking knowl-
From Mr. E. J. Foote
Sir,—Egypt states—and has often stated in the past— edge of Hebrew for possible future the exodus. The crisis has forced
cancellation of this year's sum-
trips
to
Israel.
Registrations
for
that she is still at war with IsraeL -Therefore any military

The Kotel Maaravi — Prayer on Every Tongue

Israel Completes
Its General Staff

TEL-AVIV (ZINS) — General
Chaim Bar-Lev, former com-
mander of the Israeli tank corps
was named deputy commander
of the army. With this appoint-
ment, the Israeli army has
acquired a full complement of a
general staff which has led the
defense forces to victories over
the Arab armies. The foursome
consists of Generals Moshe Dayan,
Yitzchak Rabin, Chaim Bar-Lev
and Ozer Weibmann.

Israel Brig. Gen. David Elazar,
who is in charge of troops who
fought against Syria, is a second
cousin of Albert Elazar of Detroit.

300 Volunteers to Aid . Israel Must Wait
for Lifting of Middle East Travel Ban

butz as part of a summer pro-
gram. They volunteered to leave
for Israel before the war began.
All have had long ties with
Hashomer Hatzair and have work- ,
ed with Jewish youth in summer
camps and in regular weekly meet-
ings, as well as being active in the
Jewish community.
They plan to leave as soon as
the U.S. government's ban on
Middle East travel is lifted.
• * *

WORLD-WIDE VOLUNTEERS

BUENOS AIRES (JTA)—Some
550 Argentine Jewish youths left

Monday on the SS Theodor Herzl
for Israel for non-combatant ser-
vice. A high official of the previous
Illia Government, Adalberto Rey-
nal O'Connor, sent back to the
Egyptian Embassy here yesterday
a decoration of merit conferred
on him two years ago. He said, in
disclosing his action, that "I ad-

mire the Jewish people for its de-
votion to peace and work and for
its heroism."
* t*
COPENIIAGEN (JTA) — The
first El Al plane with 150 volun-
teers for civilian work in Israel
left here Saturday. Additional vol-
unteers will leave by plane for
Israel next week.
* * *
MELBOURNE (JTA) — Two
hundred young Australian Jews
have volunteered to go to Israel
if needed. A special, emergency
committee is now mobilizing efforts
to raise funds in behalf of the
Jewish state.
* * *
BRUSSELS (JTA)—An El Al

Boeing left Monday for Israel
carrying among its 146 passen-
gers many young Israelis re-
turning to Israel as well as many
Belgian Jewish and non-Jewish
volunteers for non-combatant
service. Many Belgian physicians,
most of them surgeons, were
among the passengers.

• • •
GUATEMALA CITY (JTA) —

A large group of leading personali-

ties declared their solidarity with
Israel in a newspaper statement.
Among those signing the declara-
tion of support for the Jewish state
in the current critical situation
were former Foreign Ministers,
former United Nations representa-
tives, former President of Congress
and top officials of major indus-
tries, labor and agrarian organiza-
tions.
* x *
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Burton of
Roycourt Rd., Huntington Woods,
have heard from the hosts to an
exchange student expected from
Holland, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. E.
Oostvogel, that the rush for volun-
teers in Holland has been over-
whelming, with the first train of
volunteers leaving Monday with
speciality helpers.
The Oostvogel f a m i I y has

built church bells for centuries

and have built the church bells

used at Expo 67 in Montreal.
The Burtons have two sons who
have also served as exchange stu-
dents.
Eric was in Japan two years
mer
camp
near
Grand
Rapids.
action which may be taken by Israel against Egypt cannot conversational Hebrew in classes
The six travellers will spend ago and Lee will leave for Finland
beginning July 5 have been re-
three months working on an kib- in two weeks.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS opened at the center.
2—Friday, June 16, 1967

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