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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-11-17

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Groundbreaking for Hillel Day School on Nov. 26

Groundbreaking for the building to house the Hillel Day School of
Metropolitan Detroit will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, Abe Kasle,
president of the school board, announced this week. He stated that the plans
are to have the new building ready for the school's operations next Sep-


Martha Gellhorn
Exposes Spread
of False
Rumors About

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The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on the site of the planned
school building on the east side of Middlebelt between 14 Mile Road and
Northwestern Highway in Farmington.
State and Farmington officials and local Jewish personalities will par-
ticipate in the groundbreaking program.


A Weekly Review


of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle



17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit—VE 8-9364—November 17, 1967


Interes ing

About Enrollment
in Day Schools

Prof. Katsh,
New Head of
Dropsie College
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Israel Confronted With New Dangers

25,000 Russian Instructors Now
ReportedWorkingWith Egyptian
Army; See Nasser 'Gaining Faith'

Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News

LONDON—Members of the Soviet military mission in Egypt admit that
there are some 25,000 Russian instructors, engineers and technicians now
working with Egyptian armed forces, whose morale has improved greatly
as a result of the new weapons received from the USSR and new training
methods. This was reported Tuesday by Clare Hollingworth, Daily Tele-
graph correspondent. in Cairo, who reported that Nasser had "regained
faith in himself" and believes that he can continue to lead Egypt and force
an Israeli withdrawal from Sinai.
Hollingworth reported that Russian experts have concluded that is im-
possible to train Egypt's illiterate peasantry in the use of highly sophisti-
cated Soviet weapons and equipment. As a result, all of the new weapons
shipped by Russia to Egypt since last June's war are far more simple to

Challenges Facing Israel Emerge
Into Dangers Involving Internal
Problems, International Threats

TEL AVIV, Israel—Israel's great military victories, giving
the very small state vastly expanded borders assuring a measure
of security for the people that lived for nearly two decades under
threat of being annihilated by war-threatening neighbors, now
poses a serious question: does or can a triumph by armed forces
carry with it a promise of peace with honor?


Israel is faced by so many problems, is confronted by so
many dangers internally and externally, the Jewish State must
consider the elements of antagonism from so many quarters,
that many are posing the question: are we losing the peace and
thereby assuredly facing another war threat?

In addition to the need to retain the military strength and
thus to assure the security of the land on the expanded borders,
Israel's major need is immigration: the country needs more set-
tlers, it needs the youth of the world, it must gain additional
pioneers from Western countries. Prime Minister Levi Eshkol
has now adopted the line pursued by his predecessor, David Ben-
Gurion, who has been clamoring for more and more newcomers—
with special rebukes to the American Zionists for not sending
more halutzim to Israel. Now ALL factions accept this plea
as pragmatism and American Jews, realizing how Israel could
be helped in such fashion, no longer feel abused by such appeals.
There have emerged other factors in a troubling situation
that is bothering Israel. Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan added
to the realism with which Israel leaders now are facing the seri-
ous issues by indicating frankly and unequivocally that the mil-
lion and a quarter Arabs now within Israel's territory on the West
Bank of the Jordan present a real challenge—if he had used the
term menace he might not be criticized either.
It's a serious question: how is the population problem to be
handled, especially since the outside propaganda is becoming
more bitter, the Hussein-Nasser alliance more inciting, the suspi-
cions more extensive, the so-called Arab loyalties being ques-
tioned more earnestly!
Israel's leadership now is fully aware that the period of
admiration for Israel's accomplishments ended shortly after the
Six-Day War, that while there were encomia for a few weeks they
have been transformed into a new approach of "why can't Israel
be charitable, why not show compassion, why not withdraw!"
This is not being helped by the rakhmanut element in Hussein's
appeals for public sympathy and the compassion that the Jor-
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Egypt also has received new Soviet MIGs "which are hidden away in
upper Egypt in areas forbidden to civilians," Hollingworth reported. "They
will soon be moved to underground shelters which can already be seen
when flying in or out of Cairo," the dispatch stated.

TEL AVIV (JTA)—An Israeli police jeep was fired on Tuesday by un-
known assailants in midtown Jenin in the occupied West Bank. The driver
of the vehicle managed to maneuver it in a way which permitted all of the
occupants to escape being hit. Several bullets hit the jeep. The assailants
used two machineguns, police said.
The incident occurred just after the start of curfew. The curfew was
extended Wednesday morning to enable continuation of the search for the

Soviet Anti-Semite Resumes Anti-Israel
Attacks in Official Communist Publication

Trofin Kichko, Soviet author whose notorious anti-Semitic book "Judaism Without Em-
bellishment" was first exposed several years ago by Morris B. Abram, president of the American
Jewish Committee, is back in print — and again preaching anti-Semitism althORgh this time he
clothes it in anti-Zionism. „
The American Jewish Committee's foreign affairs' department reported that an article by
Kichko titled "Zionism—A Tool of Imperialism" ("Sionizm—orude imperializma") appeared in
the Soviet newspaper Komsomolskoye Znamya, the official publication of the Young Communist
League of the Ukraine, on Oct. 4. Kichko's book had the imprint of official sources in the
Kichko's thesis in his new article is that there is "an unbreakable bond between Zion-
ism and the reactionary forces of contemporary imperialism." He stresses that the main con-
tent of Zionism is "militant anti-Communism," then adds:
"It -is precisely the anti-Communism of the international Zionist corporation of business-
men — some of them specializing in politics and finance, others in religion and commerce —
that has helped Jewish bourgois nationalism to grow stronger and to become a tool of the policies
and strategy of contemporary imperialism."
Zionism, he continues, has played what he calls "a special role" in "imperialist intrigues
in the Middle East." To support this notion, he charges that American. British, French, and
German bankers considered Palestine "a good launching pad" for the creation of bases "in their
struggle against the forces of progress" — meaning the Soviet Union and its allies.
Ignoring the role of the United Nations and of Soviet Russia, which was second to the
United States to recognize Israel, in the establishment of the state of Israel, Kichko states: "In
their attempts to establish economic and military rule over the countries of the Middle East, the
United States has created in Palestine a Zionist state.. On May 14, 1948, the creation of Israel
was proclaimed in Tel Aviv and Israel became the vanguard of American imperialism in its
struggle against the national liberation movement of the Arab East."
"Judaism Without Embellishment." following its exposure, was condemned by a number of
Western Communist countries and allegedly withdrawn from circulation.

Polish Jews Target of Gov't Drive
Instigated by Secret Police Chief

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

- Zionist
WASHINGTON — The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that an anti - Israel and anti
drive in Poland has been broadened to a move against the entire Polish Jewish community.
Stuart Smith, in a dispatch from Bonn based on reliable information reaching West Ger-
many, said that the chief instigator of the anti-Semitic campaign has been identified as Mieczyls-
law Moczar, the Polish interior minister and chief of secret police.
The report said that Col. Zygmunt Ostrowski, a 50-year-old air force officer and secretary
of the technical institute of the air force Communist Party organization, committed suicide after
being accused of pro-Israel sympathies. Victor Borowski, the Jewish deputy editor of the Trybuna
Ludu, the Polish party newspaper, was fired on trumped-up charges of Zionist feelings.
The Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish relief agency, was barred from offering any
further assistance to the approximately 30,000 Polish citizens registered as Jewish. Most of the
people are elderly survivors of Nazi persecution.
The sources reported, however, that the anti-Semitism of the authorities is not supported
by the Polish people. It was said that the average Pole welcomed the Israeli victory as a come-
uppance for the Soviet Union and sympathizes with Jewish neighbors.

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