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July 21, 1967 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-07-21

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Nicolson Diaries Have Vital Note
Wed at Temple Israel Referring to Sir Barnett Janner,
Betray Statesman's Own Prejudice

Prandon-Heideman

MRS. PAUL BRANDON

Judith Lynn Heideman, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Heide-
man of Pennington Dr., and Paul
Kent Brandon, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edmund Brandon of Ardsley,
N. Y., were married recently at
Temple Israel. Rabbi Leon Fram
and Cantor Harold Orbach offi-
ciated.
The bride wore an English net,
A-line cage over peau de soie with
horizontal garlands of Swiss lace
on the net batteau neckline. Her
cathedral-length veil fell from a
cap of matching Swiss lace. She
carried baby orchids on her Bible.
Mrs. Harvey Krieger, sister of
the bride, served as matron of
honor. Suzi Heideman, sister of
the bride, was maid of honor.
Richard Brandon of Philadelphia,
brother of the bridegroom, and
Harvey Krieger served as best men.
After a Montreal honeymoon,
the couple will live in Ann Arbor.

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MRS. DAVID BLATT

Hedy Suzanne Bowman, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lee
of Owosso, and David Joel Blatt,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Blatt
of Elgin Rd., Huntington Woods.
were married recently at Temple
Israel. Rabbis Leon Fram and M.
Robert Syme and Cantor Harold
Orbach officiated.
The bride wore a floor-length
gown of silk peau de soie with seed
pearls and beading covering the
gown. A long train was attached
to the back with a flat bow. Her
silk illusion veil was the length
of the train.
Mrs. Douglas Mann, of Tucka.
hoe, N.Y., sister of the bride,
was matron of honor. Brides.
maids were Mrs. Phillip Katz,
sister of the bridegroom; Mar-
garet Fisher of Glencoe, Ill.;
Ilene Roberts, and Janis Kaker.
Phillip Katz was best ma n.
Ushers were Douglas Mann of
Tuckahoe, Jeffery Milton of Wash-
ington, D.C., James Raney and
Robert Katzman.
After a Quebec honeymoon, the
couple will live in Royal Oak.

Amour for Israel

Former Jewish News staff mem-
ber Malcolm Abrams, who is tour-
ing Europe, writes from the Rivie-
ra: "Hitchhiked here from Paris
. . . "All along the road to Nice
we saw 'Vive Israel' written on
walls, barns, bath houses."

struction is really illimitable. Al-
Harold Nicolson lost his House
of Commons seat to Barnett Jan- though I loathe anti-Semitism, I
ner. In Volume II of the Diaries do dislike Jews." His reference
was to a stand taken then by the
and Letters of Harold Nicolson en-
Daily Mirror and a footnote
titled "The War Years 1939-1945,"
charges that "the board °of the
edited by his son, V'INS.:77
,•
.
Daily Mirror was mainly com-
Nigel Nicolso n,WW•
posed of Jews."
published by Ath-g*r
The extensive Nicolson diaries
eneum, (122 E.
and letters throw much light on
42nd, NY 17),
the history of the war years 1939-
Nicolson's diary,
1945, and while they are personal
under date July
I comments they have a strong bear-
26, 1945, notes,
ing on vital years during the Nazi
when the result
era.
was announced,
• "Janner, 20,563;
Nicolson, 13,348;
Kirby, 4,639,"
that:
"There is slight
BY CHARLES M. SEGAL
cheering. Janner
NABLUS, Israel Occupied Ter-
and I then go on
ritory — In this biblical town of
to platform. He
Shehem, the Arabs do not seem
compliments me
to be concerned with international
on the 'decency
power politics or territorial con-
Janner
and distinction'
with 'which I have conducted my quest. They claim they want to
campaign. I second in a few words, live in peace. They are happy
saying that there is no bitterness under the Israelis. They were
in my sadness, since I was indeed happy under the Jordanians. To-
fortunate to have represented West day, life is better here because
Leicester, on so slight a majority, shop-keepers are doing a thriving
for 10 years in the most historic of business with tourists and prices
Parliaments. There is applause at are up.
One Arab cafe owner — who
this, in which Janner's supporters
join. I then come off the platform doesn't wish to be identified by
and am greeted by my dishearten- name — told me that when Is-
ed supporters and also by many of raeli forces were moving through
the Labor people who say, 'I only the West Bank of the Jordan, he
urged townspeople not to flee.
wish it had not been you.'"
"We are cousins with the Is-
But earlier in his diaries, Sir
Barnett Janner's change-over from raelis," he said in English. "We've
had
too many wars here. I don't
Liberal to Labor is referred to by
mentioning Sir Barnett's earlier want my children to get caught
denigration of Labor as "not to be in wars. In war, nobody wins —
trusted." In a footnote, Nicolson's everybody loses. I want peace for
son, as the editor of the volume, the whole of the Middle East. We,
refers to Sir Barnett's record and the simple people, can't achieve
to his having been president of the this. The kings, the prime min-
Board of Deputies of British Jews. isters can."
This 38-year-old Arab, father
Nicolson, who had held import-
of five girls and one boy, told
ant British government roles, in
me
that he's frightened to talk
his diaries, made note of the Nazi
to Jews "because people may
persecution of the Jews, of the
come along in the future and
parliamentary protests, of the man-
accuse me of collaboration." The
ner in which the Jews were round-
people he referred to, he said,
ed up for extermination in Warsaw.
are Jordanian soldiers.
He mentions a deeply moving
He had already been warned
speech in the House of Commons
that
if he collaborated with Jews
by Jimmy Rothschilds, the subse-
quent discussion in Parliament of or showed friendship toward them,
the
Jordanians
would kill him if
efforts to rescue "more Jews from
. area is returned to King Hus-
Germany" and "the truly horrible this
i sem. And he has been accused of
massacres of the Jews of Hun-
gary." Then comes the pay off. In bein 'a Jew," he said.
His father had lived in Sheikh
a note dated June 13, 1945, he
Mums near Tel Aviv. With the
wrote:
establishment
of Israel, his family
The Jewish capacity for de-
became refugees. But they de-
termined to make something of
their lives and settled in Nablus,
where they went into business.
Now, he owns a cafe but also a
trucking business operating to and
from Amman, Kuwait and Bagh-
dad.
A full page ad in the New York
"We don't want war•" he kept
Times urging direct negotiations stressing. "Maybe the Arab leaders
between Israel and the Arah want war. What can we do? All
states and supporting Israel's un- we want is peace to raise our
qualified existence was signed by families."
1,500 academicians.
Except for bombed-out Jordan-
Among those supporting this ian vehicles and tanks' and white
effort is President William R. flags on houses along the road
Keast of Wayne State University. from Jerusalem to Nablus. there
University of Michigan signers ' is little sign of war. Arabs are
of the "Call to Reason" include working in the fields and going
Profs. William Haber, Herbert about their business. They are re-
Paper, Abraham Kaplan and Al- signed to the fact that their lives
bert Reissler. are governed by their leaders and
that they — as simple people —
Refugees Report Scenes
have no say in political matters.
of Persecution in Libya
war or peace.
HAIFA (JTA) — Three Jewish
refugee families numbering 15 per-
In 1885, a 15-year-old girl yawned
sons arrived here from Tripoli. continuously for five weeks.
L ibya, bringing with them accounts ---
of horror and persecution at the
hands of the Arabs in the wake of
the Israeli victory last month.
The new arrivals, who did not
want their identities disclosed for
fear of harm to the relatives they
left behind, said that after the war
broke out, attacks against Jews
erupted on a large scale and loot-
ing of Jewish property began. They
said that at least three Jews were
killed and most synagogues were
destroyed. Those leaving were
given one week to depart and were
permitted to take with them only
$56 and 33 pounds of belongings.

Arabs Seek Peace,
Fear Reprisals



WSU Prexy, U-M
Profs Join Plea
Defending Israel

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Friday, July 21, 1967-23

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Zvi Tomkiewicz, director of the • In order to assure packages
Detroit Mizrachi office, announced reaching relatives, friends or
this week that CARE packages in needy families, Tomkiewicz urges
the $10 and $18.25 values are be- that orders for the packages be
ing made available for the High placed at once with the Mizrachi
Holy days. office, 18033 Wyoming, DI 1-0708.
The kosher CARE packages will
contain meats and other vital foods,
Repair Sinai Water
acocrding to Tomkiewicz.
These CARE packages are being
Wells, Dig New Ones
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Me- handled by Mizrachi as a public
service.
korot Water Company finished a

comprehensive study of the water
supplies in the Gaza Strip and
the Sinai Peninsula and the pos-
sibilities of finding new water
supplies through well digging.
The company did not report
any details of its findings. It has
already started repairing present
installations in the two occupied
areas and is digging new wells at
the request of the Israeli Army.

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