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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-09-01

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World Council of Churches Hailed 1 MetsHonorKoufax
by Rabbis for Statement on M.E.

(Copyright 1967, JTA

CANDIA, Crete (JTA)—The 100-
member central committee of the
World Council of Churches adopted
here Aug. 24 a statement dealing
with the Middle East, calling for
"international guarantees" of the
independence and integrity of all
the states in the Middle East, nam-
ing specifically "both Israel and
the Arab nations."
The council embraces 223 Pro-
testant, Anglican and Eastern Or-
thodox churches in more than 80
countries, including the Soviet
Union and the Arab states.
The vote on the statement was
nearly unanimous, only the repre-
sentatives of the USSR and Hun-
gary voting against it. One rank-
ing delegate from the Soviet Union,
Metropolitan Nikodim of Lenin-
grad, abstained. A Soviet proposal
that Israel be told to withdraw its
military forces to the pre-June war

armistice lines was voted down.

The statement also said: "No
nation should be allowed to keep
or annex the territory of another
nation by armed force. This ap-
plies to the present situation.
National boundaries should rest
upon international agreements,
freely reached between or ac-
cepted by the people directly
concerned." That last sentence
was interpreted as calling for
direct negotiations between the
Arab states and Israel.
The council also called for an in-.
ternational agreement on access to
the holy places in Jerusalem, with-
out mentioning the plan advanced
two months ago by Pope Paul VI
for placing those shrines under in-
ternational control. The Rev. Dr.
Eugene Carson Blake, of the United
States, general secretary of the
council, explained he favored the
granting of "free access" to the
holy places "by whoever is sover-
eign at the moment."
Later, two prelates acting as
emissaries of the council went to
Israel to urge Prime Minister Levi
Eshkol against Israel's placement
of the administration of the Chris-
tian holy places in Jerusalem under
the jurisdiction of the Roman
Catholic Church.
The bishops said the council
favored the objective of having
Israel retain• for herself full con-
trol over the Jerusalem holy sites.
The prelates are Bishop Stephens
of India and Bishop Maris of the

One of Brazil's foremost Ro-
man Catholic leaders, Bishop
Jose Concalves da Costa, Mon-
day endorsed Israel's unification
of the city of Jerusalem, and re-

jected firmly proposals that
Jerusalem be internationalized
because of the protection needed
to the holy places in the city.

also in Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jer-
icho, Hebron and anywhere else
in Israeli jurisdiction where reli-
gious pilgrims might want to go.
The bishop who is secretary-gen-
eral of the National Conference of
Brazilian Bishops, just returned
from a visit to Israel and made his
views clear in an interview appear-
ing in Jornal do Brasil, one of this
country's leading newspapers.
(Referring to Jerusalem as "the
age-old capital of the Jewish na-
tions," the bishop lauded the Is-
raeli government's strict observ-
ance of the principle of free access
to all Christian religious shrines.
He also spoke very warmly about
the behavior of the Israeli authori-
ties in the areas it had taken from
the Arabs during the Six-Day War,
and praised Israel's humanitarian
work regarding the Arabs.)
The declaration of the council in
Candia was hailed S'unday by the
New York Board of Rabbis, com-
prised of 900 Orthodox, Conserva-
tive and Reform rabbis.
Rabbi Edward T. Sandrow,
board president, said the declara-
tion was a "sign of courage on
the part of the Christian clergy,"
since it advocated recognition of
Israel by the Arab states "in
spite of the fact that in many
Arab states Christians are a
minority and their religious lead-
ers are subject to heavy pres-
sure by the governments which
are hostile to Israel."
During the recently concluded
conference of world church lead-
ers of Protestant and Orthodox
faiths, Arab Christian delegates
had pressed for a strong anti-Israel
statement. The statement that was
finally approved criticized Israel's
takeover of territory during the
Six-Day War, but firmly advocated
Israel's right to exist—along with
that of all other Middle Eastern

Jews in Spain

In an article in Allgemeine of
Dusseldorf, Hans Lamm wrote
that the prayer room in the Mad-
rid synagogue, a single and mod-
est one, with 150 seats, is usually
crowded on Fridays. The new com-
munity center with a synagogue
will be opened in the near future
and Hans Lamm considers it an
historic event for Jews in Spain.
The Madrid Jewish community
consists of 2,000 pepole, mainly
from Germany and from Arab
countries. The number of Jews in
Barcelona is about 4,000. The ar-
ticle quotes the Jewish paper
Hakesher which, among others,
publishes reports about the activi-
ties of the sports club Maccahi.
The president of the Jewish com-
munity in Madrid is Max Mazin
who attended the last session of
the World Jewish Congress in

He emphasized that Israel has
guaranteed to all Christian pil-
grims free access to the holy
places, not only in Jerusalem but Brussels.

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Dictionary Notes Yiddish Phrases

The difference between a kibitzer the story behind over 2,500 every-
and a tsitser is clarified by word day words and expressions, includ-
experts William and Mary Morris. ing some of Yiddish origin such
A kibitzer is of the upper class as hutzpa and shtick.
and is permitted to speak and
criticize at card games.
Wondering about
A tsitser, they say, is of the low-
er class who must sit behind the
investments as a
kibitzers and are not permitted to
possible next step
speak out with criticism. They may,
however, voice their dis rproval
in your family's
with ts, ts, ts, ts.
financial planning?
The term kibitzer has been bor-
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$150 to beght—then ;25 a month
turn, according to the Morrises,
will start you on a systematic in-
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vestment program in the United
meaning "a meddlesome onlooker."
Funds group of mutual funds.
nest in professional golf. Little
For free Booklet-Prospectus
In their new book, "Dictionary
Miss Klass is an excellent golfer of Word and Phrase Origins," Vol-
giving detailed information,write
for her age. Her father, Jack Klass, ume II, published by Harper &
or call...
felt she was too good for the ama- Row on Sept 13, the Morrises tell
teurs, so he decided she should
turn pro. She did at the Dallas
Open, and became the youngest
player to compete in a major golf
tournament. That started the con-
In all, Beverly played in three
tournaments before the Ladies Pro-
N.tiaai tisaissan NSW
fessional Golf Association changed .
Dakel Flab r..
Mamba foot
its rules to prevent anyone under
18 from appearing in its tourna-

Sandy Kaufax will be honored
by the New York Mets at a night
game at Shea Stadium against the
Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 18.
The Brooklyn-born Koufax had a
17-2 career record against the Mets.
He also recorded one of his no-hit
games against the New York club.
Koufax, now a sports broadcast-
er, requested that any financial
contributions received by given to
the Fred Hutchinson, American
Cancer Society and the Damon
Runyon Cancer Funds.
She's only 10 years old, but Bev-
erly Klass stirred up a hornets'


ments. Jack Klass went to court
to prevent the action, but lost the
Beverly won $31 in the three pro
tournaments she entered. She aver-
aged 91 at Dallas, 86 at St. Louis
and 96 at the U.S. Open. Jack
Klass, a- building contractor and

motion picture man from Wood-
land Hills, Calif., said Beverly has
been playing golf since she was
three years nine months old and
won 40 trophys as an amateur.
"She didn't get too much competi-
tion, said her father, "so we went
on tour. She turned pro for the
experience, and besides were mak-
ing a television show called Fore
for the Money which would have
made her a pro anyway."
It has been announced in Tel
Aviv that Israel's national soccer

team will play in the United States
between Oct. 8 and 18. The com-
plete itinerary was not disclosed.

`The Liberty Incident—
An Israeli View,' From
`Periscope' in Newsweek

Israel is not going to take court-
martial action against any of the
pilots or seamen who fired on the
U.S.S. Liberty during the Mideast

war. An Israeli court of inquiry
has just concluded that the Liberty
was attacked because she greatly
resembled an Egyptian supply ship
known to be in the area. More-
over, the Israelis say that when
the Liberty was asked to identify
herself, she replied: "Identify your-
self first." Israel has apologized
and offered to pay compensation.

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