Historic Anniversary Honors Two Great Leaders
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Israel is issuing these two new stamps—of Dr. Chaim
Weizmann, first President of Israel, and Arthur James Balfour, author of the historic declaration for the establish-
ment of the Jewish National Home. The Balfour Declaration was issued Nov. 2, 1917. The 50th anniversary of the
declaration also marks the 15th memorial year for Dr. Weizmann.
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Britain's Anti-Israel Interference
In Middle East Viewed by Eshkol
as Bolstering Arabs' Intransigence
Detroit Jews Reminded of Duty
to Seek Justice in Negro's Plea
A Negro leader appealed to the Detroit Jewish com-
munity Monday night not to forget the experience of 3,000
years as the result of rioting in July.
"Because if what happened in one week can so dras-
tically alter the traditionally liberal Jewish position, then
the Negro is lost," said Hubert Locke, director of the
office of religious affairs at Wayne State University.
Locke, former assistant to the Detroit Police commis-
sioner, joined Judge Horace Gilmore for a discussion of
"Riots, Race and the Urban Crisis" at the opening dele-
gate assembly of the Jewish Community Council at the
In introducing the speakers. Sidney Shevitz, vice
president of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and a
council past president, pointed out that "The victims of
discrimination are unwilling to wait until there is a
majority vote in their favor."
Indeed, Judge Gilmore, an authority on police-community
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Great Britain stands accused of pursuing an anti-Israel policy and of seeking to prejudice
the existing conditions by sending to Cairo, for negotiations with Egypt, two avowed anti-Israelis,
Sir Harold Beeley, who was an adviser to the anti-Semitic Foreign Secreta v Ernest Bevin, and
Sir Dingle Foot, Labor member of Parliament.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that Prime Minister Levi Eshkol summoned British
Ambassador Michael Hadow to Jerusalem Monday to convey to him the Israel govknr4ent's serious
view of current British efforts to find a so-called compromise formula for the Middle ast that ap-
parently took no account of Israel's basic needs.
Eshkol, serving as acting foreign minister during Abba Eban's absence, is reported to have
warned the British ambassador that London's initiatives serve only to bolster Arab intransigence.
The fact that he called the British envoy to Jerusalem indicates the gravity with which Is-
rael views the matter.
From Washington, JTA reports that State Department sources denied knowledge of any
basis for improved hopes for an Arab-Israel settlement, asserting that the status quo continues
and that no "break-through" is envisaged at this juncture. At the same time State Department of-
ficials viewed Jordanian King Hussein's visit with Nasser in Cairo as of little importance.
In Jerusalem, Israeli spokesmen termed the new Nasser offers to negotiate a settlement
with Israel as a "worthless smokescreen" and that the situation remains unchanged. The new
Nasser nronosals are termed an effort by Nasser "to appear rea'onable." and the Israeli spokes-
man said: "If Egypt is willing to talk, our representatives will meet with him without any pre-
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Conservative. Ile forin Synagogues
Align Against N. V. Constitution
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
A 'Light' For Soviet Jewry:
The "Eternal Light
Soviet Jewry" is rekindled by House Speaker John W. McCormack in ceremonies
on steps of the Capitol during a Washington leadership mobilization of the Ameri-
can Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry. Leaders of 25 national Jewish organiza-
tions, in meetings at the White House, State Department and with leading U.S.
Senators, urged that government officials communicate to their counterparts in
the Soviet Union" a concern for the continuing plight of Soviet Jews." In front,
with the Speaker, are (from left) Rabbi Israel Miller, conference chairman, and
SenatOrs Jacob K. Javits of New York and Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut. The
eight-foot lamp, sculpted in bronze, was first kindled two years ago at a protest
demonstration opposite the White House, attended by 10,000 persons.
NEW YORK — The New York Metropolitan Region of the United Syna-
gogue of America 'recommended to its affiliated congregations Tuesday that
the proposed New York State Constitution be defeated.
Dr. Morris Fond. regional president of the Conservative organization.
noting that the constitutional convention had left no alternative when it chose
to present to the voters a single - take-it-or-leave-it package." pointed out that
the decision was reached after study of the implications of elimination of the
Blaine Amendment barring state financial support of church schools. lie said
that the underlying issues in our stand are the preservation of the cherished
principle of separation of church and state and the preservation of the public
The New York Federation of Reform Synagogue. a branch of the Union
of American Hebrew Congregations, adopted a resolution calling for defeat of
the proposed new charter in the November elections and calling on Reform
synagogues in the state to oppose it actively. Rabbi Daniel L. Davis. director
of the federation, warned that the use of public funds for parochial schools
"will catapult organized religion into the political arena, pitting one faith against
another in a bitter. no-holds-barred struggle for power, money and the minds
of America's children."
Torah Umesorah, the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools, urged
voters to ratify the proposed new charter, it termed the repeal of the Blaine
Amendment a major achievement and asserted that "we are now able to en-
franchise nearly 1,000,000 children in our state." It said that New York "will
now be in a position to finally grant quality secular education to all its children
without any restrictive amendment and without the noose of religious discrimi-
Dr. Joseph Kaminetsky, national director of the organization.. said that
"the entire Orthodox Jewish community" supported it in this stand.
Sen. Jacob K. Javits, who announced opposition to the new constitution
because the method of presentation did not permit voters to accept or reject
controversial parts of the charter, stressed that he supported the elimination
of the Blaine Amendment. He said in a statement Monday that he was con-
vinced that "the manner in which the new constitution handles the Blaine Amend-
ment issue is reasonable and sound and fully consistent with, federal actions
of recent years."
Press reports indicated Tuesday that the Catholic church establishment
in New York was making preparations for a massive campaign to secure
ratification of the new charter and the elimination of the restrictive Blaine
The New York Metropolitan Region of the United Synagogue of America
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