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Weizmann-Balfour Tributes

at Historic Fete . . . Rothschild

Challenges World's Delusion

Vis-a-vis Israel . . . Warning

Sounding of Levantine Menace

By PHILIP SLOMOVITZ

Tarnished Image

of Hussein'

DETROIT

A Weekly Review

Commentary

VOLUME LI I —No. 8

(Continued on Page 40)

HE JEWISH NEWS

Sen. Gruening

Exposes 'Badly

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REHOVOT, Israel — Historic events were reconstructed, world Jewry's experiences reviewed,
Israel's present status analyzed and the future delved into at an event of momentous importance
held here at the Weizmann Institute of Science on Nov. 2—on the occasion of the 50th anniversary
of the Balfour Declaration and the 15th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Chaim Weizmann.
It was an occasion for great tributes to the author of the declaration which, in the words of
Lord Edmond de Rothschild, nephew of the man to whom the Balfour Declaration was addressed,
"commemorates the first non-Jewish declaration of intent that Israel should exist."
With President Shazar and Prime Minister Eshkol among the participants, with Nobel Laureates
from all parts of the globe and the world's most distinguished leaders in attendance, the event,
attended by several thousand invited guests, climaxed the world's observances of the noteworthy
anniversaries, and the tribute to Dr. Weizmann's memory in a glow of color, by the lighting of a
vast torch, with 15 smaller torches, and the chanting of the El Mole Rahamim by Jan Peerce, with the
Kol Israel Orchestra providing the music.

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17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit— VE 8-9364 November 10, 1967

50th Year of Soviet Revolution
Accompanied by Anti-Semitic Spurt

$100,000 Borman Gift
to Establish Student
House at Bar-Ilan U.

Special to The Jewish News
RAMAT GAN, Israel — A gift of $100,000 from
Abraham Borman of Detroit will enable Bar-Ilan Univer-
sity here to establish the Abraham and Molly Borman
Student House.
The Borman gift was announced, prior to his return
to the United States, by Phillip Stollman, also of Detroit,
•who presided at the global meeting of international board
members of the university.
Stollman said the Borman gift, which was made
simultaneously with his announcement of increased gifts
to both the regular and emergency Allied Jewish Cam-
paigns at the session of Detroit United Jewish Appeal
mission members, will be formally acknowledged at the
annual Bar-Ilan dinner in Detroit on Nov. 29.
It was announced at the Bar-Ilan global meeting
that of the 3,000 applicants for admission to the univer-
sity last month, only 1,100 could be accommodated, and
the lack of facilities is viewed as a critical state. With
government aid, the university hopes for speedy expan-
sion.
Stollman announced that 120 volunteers who had
COMe to Israel from foreign lands to assist Israel in its
economic difficulties were given full scholarships at Bar-
Ilan. The university's next global board meeting will be
held during the week of Yom Atzmaut, early next May,

he announced.

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, in a state-
addressed to the Soviet government Tuesday on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the
Bolshevik revolution, expressed "profound sorrow" that the promised "equality, citizenship, reli-
gious and cultural liberty for all nationalities," embodied in the 1917 revolution, has not been
fulfilled for the Jews of Russia.
Dr. Goldmann, who paid tribute to the Soviet Union "for its remarkable achievements in so
many fields of human endeavor" said that the situation of Russian Jewry has deteriorated badly
compared to what it was in the first decade after the revolution, "by reason of frustrations and re-
strictions on the free exercise and maintenance of their cultural, religious and communal life and
institutions."
"In greeting the people of the Soviet Union," Dr. Goldmann said, "we address once again an
earnest appeal to the government of the USSR to fulfill the spirit and terms of the Soviet constitu-
tion by removing the disabilities and inequalities which now hamper the religious and cultural free-
doms of Russian Jewry, and to accord to them full facilities to pursue their communal way of life
and to maintain contact with their fellow Jews abroad — the same rights and facilities enjoyed by
other national minorities in the Soviet Union."
In Washington, about a dozen pickets paraded near the Soviet Embassy Tuesday in pro-
test against anti-Jewish policies of the Soviet Union, as the embassy celebrated the anniversary.
The demonstrators represented an ad hoc group to voice concern for Jews in Russia.
At the same time, the Soviet Embassy alleged in a release by the Novosti News Service, an of-
ficial. Moscow propaganda agency, that over 3,000 Jews crowded Moscow's principal synagogue
Tuesday to pay tribute to the Soviet Union on her 50th anniversary.
Moscow's Chief Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin was quoted as stating; "We Soviet Jews, who in
Czarist days were oppressed and persecuted, have found our real place here." He was said to have
lauded the freedom accorded Jewry in Russia today. Novosti said the rabbi spoke glowingly of a
yeshiva in Moscow that "trains rabbis, shohetim and others." (It is known that no such institution
exists in Moscow now.)
Novosti said that the synagogue choir and rabbi "sang a prayer to the glory of the Soviet
State" and that in his sermon, the rabbi stressed the prophecy of Isaiah and the devotion of Jews to
peace. A NovosM reporter was said to have asked the rabbi to explain the alleged enthusiasm of the

ment

GENEVA (JTA) —

Clashing Civilizations Emerge Anew in Israel;
Conflicts in Evidence in Arab Primitiveness

By PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
JERUSALEM, Israel—In the five months that have elapsed since the Six-Day War, Israel's posi-
tion has been solidified, there is greater unity of purpose, misunderstandings among parties are
diminishing. But the problems are mounting. The dangers are far from erased. Suspicions lurk
everywhere. While Arabs have everything to gain from administrative Israeli functions, only those
who are in Jerusalem, the wise and the shrewd who remained in Gaza and El-Arish and Khan-
Yukis and Nablus and Jericho are aware that Egypt and Syria had lost the war. All others still
are under delusion. Some even believe that Israel was beaten. Even the 5,000 Egyptian prison-
ers now in Israel, whose return to their homeland in exchange for nine Israelis is being held up
by Nasser as if they were totally unwanted, did not believe that General Amer had committed
suicide. They don't accept even Cairo reports as facts. They still live in a fantasy.
It is like the 10-year-old youngster who knows nothing about Israel or its cities who has been
taught to tell an inquiring tourist that he was from Jaffa. Like his father, who may have pos-
sessed five dunams of land somewhere in pre-Israel Palestine, who has talked it into himself that
he was vast landowner of 5,000 dunams. At such collective claims, with Arab fantasies mount-
ing, Israel should be the size of Canada.
Not only the fantasies, but the vast contrasts in civilizations are factors in a struggle that
may last for two generations or more. The best example of the great conflict is Jerusalem it-
self. It is one city. There can be no doubt about that. The Old and the New are inseparable.
The Mandelbaum Gate is gone, a few shanties and some walls that blocked roads have been removed
by the bulldozers that leveled the ground, removed rubbish that had accumulated due to neglect.
Now a single city is linked by connecting streets. nevertheless, the two portions of the city are so
conflicting contrasting that they provide material for fascinating studies by sociologists.
The donkey was in the New•Jerusalem for only a brief period after Israel's emergency into
statehood; Shhep have been unseen on the streets in the portion of the city built up by the Jews
for 20 years. One would have had to go into the desert, among the Bedouins, to Beersheba, to see
a camel. But only a few minutes' walk from the ultra-modern New Jerusalem, into the Old City,
the donkey is still the beast carrying man's burden, there are sheep an dshepherds, with a few
minutes walk, there are camels whose humps are offered to tourists for photo-taking. In the morn-
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