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November 10, 1967 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-11-10

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Two First Ladies Honored at Schaver Dinner;
$1,000,000 Raised at Event Hosting Golda Meir

Introduced as former foreign
minister and "special minister for
internal affairs of the Jewish
spirit," Golda Meir conveyed Is-
rael's hopes and needs to an audi-
ence of some 1,000 Detroiters who
came to honor her long-time friend,
Emma Schaver.
The Israel Miracle Year Dinner,
Tuesday evening at Cobo Hall, had
many highlights, among them the
presentation to Mrs. Schaver of
the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities
Award and the pledging of $1,000,-
000 by the assembled guests, rep-
resenting every area of Jewish
and general community life.
Mrs. Meir recounted a long
period of suffering by the Israelis,
insisting "We have a right to de-
mand that this war be the last
one. The Arabs must sit down
with us and recognize our right to
existence. If they don't sit down,
they will try war again."

Israel stands alone in the
family of nations, Mrs. Meir
said. "When Israel walks into
the United Nations, she has only
one vote she can be sure of:
her own. Everyone is equal in
the UN, but Israel is a little
less equal.
"For 20 years, all the maritime

powers of the world sailed through
the Suez Canal; only Israel's flag
was not admitted. Never again will
we accept second-class status in
the family of nations."
With reference to the 50th anni-
versary of the Boshevik revolution
now being observed in the Soviet
Union, Mrs. Meir commented, "I
wonder if any of those leaders
who celebrate tonight have a clear
conscience. T h e revolutionaries
who fought the Czar had ideals.
Our boys faced tanks and not of
Egyptian make, but of S o v i e t
make. Evrey day, we find newt
tanks in the Sinai desert — tanks
with stoves and saws to cut down
trees. These were designed for
the desert?"
Reiterating her country's desire
for peace, Mrs. Meir said the
Israel army goes into battle "when
forced; others go into battle to
kill, to blindly kill. Since we re-
mained alive (in the Six-Day

War), we are the targets of de-
mands. T h e y ask 'Why do you
hang onto the territory you won?'
"I have some questions, also, to
ask King Hussein. How did it hap-
pen the Old City of Jerusalem be-
came a part of Jordan? Your
grandfather took it by force from
us.
"How did the 'West Bank, now
held by Israel, become part of
Jordan? Your grandfather an-
nexed it.

"It took real hutzpa, didn't it,
for the Israelis to stand up and
defend themselves when you
shelled Jerusalem."

Israel has undergone three wars
in 20 years, "but when was there
real peace on Israel's borders? We
love our army, yet they'll under-
stand if I say I don't know who
was braver, those who manned the
tanks that mounted the Golan
Heights of Syria, or the mothers
down below whose children had to
live underground for fear of being
shot by the Arabs."
Mrs. Meir recalled the message
sent to the border settlers by the
northern commander when the
heights were taken: "Only from
these heights can we see how big
you are."
As for the Arabs who live in the
Israel-occupied areas, "We have
brought them jobs and schools,
roads, water and 'electricity. They
have become different people."
World Jewry's response during
the Middle East crisis has brought
strength to Israel, said Mrs. Meir.
"Every Jew was doing something
for himself; he realized that if
Israel goes down, his life will be
different. You and we have tasted
the wonderful fruit of oneness.
Israel is safe as long as we are
together."

In tribute to Mrs. Schaver,
whom she has known for 40
years ("We together have seen a

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, November 10, 1967-13

Histadrut Drive Sets Goal of $600,000 in Chicago

CHICAGO (JTA)—One thousand Workers and a vice president of
trade unionists, attending a dinner the AFL-CIO, Israel Consul Avra-
on behalf of Histadrut, Israel's ham Avidar and Zeev Barash,
labor federation here, paid tribute American representative of Hist-
to S. Frank Raferty, international adrut.
president of the AFL-CIO Brother-
At a session here, the 44th an-
hood of Painters, Decorators and nual conferance of the Israel
Paperhangers of America and con- Histadrut campaign adopted a
tributed $450,000 to establish an $600,000 goal for 1968.
Israeli rest home in his name at
In presenting the medal named Kfar Blum, in upper Galilee.
for Eleanor Roosevelt, Mrs. Meir
For Some
Senator Ernest Gruening of
compared the two women, calling
of the
Emma Schaver "another wonderful Alaska, was the principal speaker.
human being, a wonderful Jewess." Other speakers were Joseph D.
best buys
Keenan, secretary of the Interna-
T u e s d ay was proclaimed by tional Brotherhood of Electrical
on new
Mayor Cava n a g h as Emma
Pontiacs
Schaver Day in Detroit, and the
Tempests
Common Council, represented by
Mel Ravitz, presented a resolution
and
citing her many humanitarian ac-
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Both she and Mrs. Meir, "both
women of valor," received medal-
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memorative album, by Louis Boyar,
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chairman of the Israel Bond or-
ganization board of governors.
Phillip Stollman was chairman
for the evening.
Rabbi Jacob Segal of Cong. Adas
Shalom introduced Mrs. Meir, and
Cantor Harold Orbach of Temple
Israel sang the national anthems.
of 18975 Livernois
The invocation was pronounced by
Mrs. Goldie Adler, and the bene-
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diction at the close of the evening
by Mrs. Sam Fishman, president
of the Pioneer Women's Council
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in Detroit. Samuel Rothberg led
the Bond appeals.
Phone: 356-5300
In accepting the Eleanor Roose-
Open: Doily 9-6; Wed., 9 to Noon; Thurs., 9-9; Sun. by apVt.
velt medal, Mrs. Schaver paid trib-
ute to the late beloved humanitar-
ian, to Mrs. Meir and to her own
late husband, Morris, whom she
credited as the inspiration for her
own work in behalf of Israel.

great dream realized"), Mrs .
Meir said "Many Jewish men
and women do a lot for Israel,
but it hurts a little. Emma does
it with joy. I can't recall any
basic, important thing happening
in Israel that she hasn't been in-
volved in. We love her."

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More than $1,000,000 in Israel Bond subscriptions was realized at
exist, according to a Jew who ar-
the Israel Miracle Year Dinner honoring Emma Schaver, first Detroit
rived at Lod Airport Saturday
recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award. Seated (from
night.
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He said he was the last Jew
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Another placard read "Israel
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framework of the South Arabian night to celebrate — in their own with Israel's implied expansionist
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Inside
Cobo
Hall,
Golda
Meir
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fashion — her coming to Detroit.
There were about 250 Arabian
Outside, the 38 pickets — from unknowingly answered the charges:
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By 1937, there were about 3,740 comparing the Vietnam War with Never will the Jew again be led
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