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October 27, 1967 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-10-27

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
8—Friday, October 27, 1967

Noted Authors) of Best Sellers, Eminent

Arab Terrorist Gets
Leniency: 25 Years

Editors on Bo2, 1( Fair Programs Nov.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A mili-
tary tribunal in Ramallah pro-
nounced a 25-year sentence on
Raad Selman Khatib, an Arab from
Abudis village, near Jerusalem,
who was convicted of shooting at
a civilian[ vehicle and a police pat-
rol last Aug. 24.
The sentence was considered
lenient inasmuch as the prosecu-
tion had demanded life imprison-
ment and the law allows the death
penalty for the crime. The defense
counsel pleaded that the accused
had acted on the spur of the mo-
ment and had expressed sorrow
for his act.
Khatib was tried under the emer-
gency regulations of the British
Mandatory regime which both Is-
rael and Jordan adopted when the
Palestine Mandate was terminated.

Noted authors of best sellers,) ,
editors and columnists and Israeli
leaders will be featured on- the'
programs of Jewish Book Fair,
mmu-
sponsored by the Jewish
with
nity Center in cooperatio
a score of local organizatio
be held commencing Nov. 11 and
continuing through Nov. 19.
Book Fair will open with an
address by Robert Lewis, author
of "Michel, Michel."
On Monday evening, Nov. 13, the
guest speaker, at a program co-
sponsored by the Center with the
American Jewish Committee, will
be Stephen Birmingham, author
of " 'Our Crowd:' The Great Jewish
Families of New York."
A free lance writer, Birming-
ham's stories, articles and verse
have appeared in many magazines.
His book, "'Our Crowd,'" is a'
composite portrait of several fa-
mous Jewish banking families,
such as the Guggenheims, assem-
bled from diaries, letters and per-1
sonal reminiscences supplied by
members of the families.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut,
Birmingham graduated cum laude
from Williams College in 1950. He
was a member of Phi Beta Kappa

man achieves. He begins dying the
moment he is born, but the so-
cieties he creates live on. They
may be destroyed, even obliterated
for long periods, but somehow,
in one form or another, they re-

11 19

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Hadassah Fellowship Key for her
thesis on a historic period in the
Holy Land.
In 1935, Molly's parents went
to Israel, and she joined them the
following year. During the 1936
riots, she and her sisters joined
the Haganah and were put on
guard duty on their farm.
In 1939, Molly married Jaap
Bar-David, a Dutch settler who
had come to Palestine as a halutz.
He later became manager of the
cooperative farm. A writer of chil-
dren's stories, Bar-David became
a literary agent of international
standing, representing almost
every distinguished author in the
world in Israel.

Birmingham Working
on Sephardic Jewish
History in America

MRS. MOLLY L. BAR - DAVID

Stephen Birmingham, author of
"'Our Crowd:' The Great Jewish
Families of New York," has be-
gun work on a new book which
will tell the story of the Sephardic
Jews in America. It will be pub-
lished by Harper & Row in 1969.
The Sephardic Jews, subject of
the new book, first came to New
York in 1654, having arrived from
Spain and Portugal, via Holland
and Brazil. Other Sephardic Jews,
after they had been expelled by
the Inquisition, went to Italy, Tur-
key, Hamburg and the Baltic ports,
coming to America at a later date.
In his book, Birmingham in-
tends to treat such distinguished
Sephardic families as the Cardozos,
Baruchs, Lazaruses, Nathans and
Seixases.
In "'Our Crowd' " Birmingham
wrote briefly of these Jews from
Spain and Portugal, saying, "In
the unwritten heirachy of world
Jewry, the Sephardim are con-
sider themselves, the most noble
of all Jews because, as a culture,
they claim the longest unbroken
history of unity and suffering. As
a group, the Sephardim were
proud, diligent, but an aloof and
somewhat crusty people, and they
were once labeled 'the obstinate
and immovable Jews'."

emerge, for nations are creatures
not only of human minds and
hands, but of the human spirit."
At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.
16, a group of Southfield High
School students will be visit Book
Fair as guests of the National
Council of Jewish Women.
A panel discussion entitled,
"Right, Wrong or Indifferent,"
will be conducted at 12:30 p.m.
by the Southfield seniors who
meet weekly with school sponsor
Charles Nanas to discuss human
relations with the community.
Mrs. Seymour Rowe is coordinat-
ing the event for the National
Council of Jewish Women.
A well known author and
columnist, Mrs. Molly Lyons Bar-
David, will be one of the guest
speakers at Hadassah Day, Tues-
day, Nov. 14, as part of the
16th annual Book Fair.
Born in Saskatchewan, Canada,
FRANK GERVASI
in 1910, Mrs. Bar-David was raised
solely among gentiles. Her father,
and co-editor of the college pub- Harry Lyons, was one of the early
lication.
executive members of the Zionist
His first short story appeared Organization in Canada. Molly was
in Whit and Hallie Burnett's among the first to get the Junior
"Story" when he was 22 years old.
Since then he has published five
novels.
Guest speaker on Wednesday
evening, Nov. 15, under spon-
sorship of the Jewish National
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Three taunts.
Fund and the Zionist Organ-
The Nazis wore swastika arm-
ization of Detroit, will be Frank members of- the American Nazi
Gervasi, whose newest work, Party were arrested and about 10 bands and storm-trooper uniforms.
"The Case for Israel," will. be others were beaten and bloodied Most of the peace marchers who
published by Viking Press this when they shouted anti-Semitic fought them appeared to be non-
week. A professional foreign slogans in an attempt to disrupt Jewish.
correspondent, Gervasi began his the peace march around the Pen-
The encounter took place on a
overseas career In Spain in 1934. tagon last weekend.
parking lot. Military police did not
He headed the International
intervene,
saying the Army had no
The incident was the first major
News Service in Rome in 1935, demonstration by the American jurisdiction in actions of violence
later edited Collier's Weekly and Nazis since the slaying of their between civilians.
was associated with many lead- leader, George Rockwell, last Aug-
(In Tel Aviv, about 200 mem-
ing newspapers and magazines. ust. The three arrested men were bers of the Israeli Communist Par-
In his new book, "The Case for taken into custody after violating ty picketed the United States Em-
Israel," Gervasi states:.
regulations governing the peace bassy there in a protest against
"As with other peoples, the march. The others were attacked the Vietnam war. They were join-
Jews' strivings for a homeland and beaten by peace marchers after ed by a number of volunteers from
derive from mankind's deep-rooted provoking them with anti-Semitic other countries.)
urged to ensure perpetuation of
himself in terms of family, the
social unit whereof the nation is
merely a larger expression. Apart
HOUSTON (JTA) — The Ku on studies made by the ADL's 22
from imperishable ideas and en-
during works of art, nations are Klux Klan has reached a record regional offices.
Dore Schary, ADL national
probably the only true immortality Southern membership peak of 55,-
000, and the John Birch Society chairman, told the executive com-
has turned to the racial issue as a mittee that the American Negro
community should no more be
more effective way to gain mem-
condemned for actions of its ex-
bers than the Vietnam war, the
tremists
than the total white com-
Anti-Defamation League of Bnai
munity should be condemned for
Brith reported Sunday at the ADL's
the actions of the Klan or the
three-day executive committee
American Nazi Party.
meeting here.
He cited the recent meeting in
The Klan membership is the high- Chicago of the National Confer-
est since the end of World War II, ence of New Politics at which dele-
the ADL reported, adding that gates forced through a resolution
Klan attitudes "have been absorb- condemning Israel for the Six-Day
ed by large sections of the South- War last June. He also referred
ern community."
to an anti-Israel attack by the Stu-
Citing present -Birch Society dent Nonviolent Coordinating Com-
membership as around 75,000, the mittee (SNCC) in a newsletter.
report said that the society was be-
He warned, however, that though
ginning a major recruiting drive Negro extremists were a minority
based on "exploitation of deep- "they have gained an audience and
seated grass roots prejudice against made an impact, both of which can
STEPHEN BIRMINGHAM
Negroes." The reports were based grow."

3 Nazis Arrested, 10 Beaten in Attempt
to Disrupt Washington Peace March

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