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Split Within Rafi and Aliya Problem
Create Many Disputes Among Israelis
By MOSHE RON
Rafi are preparing for the struggle.
Last week Ben-Gurion said, that
Israel Journalism Assn.
he cannot be forced to join the
TEL AVIV — Who are the lead- merger, just as a religious Jew can
ers of "Rafi" who are against the not be forced to eat pork. It seems
merger with Mapai? It does not that Almogi's special visit to Ben-
look as if Ben-Gurion is going to Gurion in Sde-Boker has not
change his mind. The question is helped much to change Ben-Gur-
what will be his reaction if the ion's attitude. Ben-Gurion does not
majority of Rafi will decide tp change his views so easily.
merge with Mapai (at the confer-
If Ben-Gurion will head the op-
ence on Dec. 12). Is he going to position (against the merger) it
accept it quietly or will he head will be a rather hard struggle for
Almogi, Peres and Dayan within
a group to fight it?
Already, there are two groups the party.
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in this party. Y. Almogi, many
representatives of the kibutzim Meeting on Aliya Problems
and others favor accepting the
The new popular slogan in the
latest proposition of Mapai and country says that only generals
to unite. On the other side there and officers are capable of heading
is Ben-Gurion and the members the most important institutions in
of the Knesset, Y. Navon (one of the country. The Six-Day War has
the vice-speakers). Mathilda Gez, created this atmosphere.
Mair Ben-Simchon, Meir Avizohar
Last week the prime minister,
(ex-public relation officer of Ma- Levy Eshkol, called a meeting in-
pai) and Baruch Ber, who are viting professors and students of
strictly against the union. They the Israel universities, representa-
blindly support Ben-Gurion.
tives of the Jewish Agency, minis-
For Teddy Kollek and Gen.
ters, representatives of the various
Haim Herzog it is difficult to
Landsmanschaften who take care
leave Ben-Gurion, and it is at the
of Aliya (immigration) problems
moment unclear how they will
in the country. About 100 gath-
act in case the conference will
ered at the Elisheva Building in
decide on merger. Gen. Moshe
Jerusalem. Eshkol said in his open-
Dayan and Shimon Peres have
ing speech that the prime minis-
decided not to di - close their
ter's office receives daily many
attitude before the conference.
letters criticizing the system of
There are rumors that Dayan
Aliya management and therefore
has sent a message to the prime
he would like to hear the opinions
minister and other Mapai lead- of the different reprsentatives
ers (through his friend Liowa
about change and improvement.
Alias) saying that he will be
Immediately, Eshkol had to lis-
prepared to support the merger
ten to claims against the present
if Mapai will agree that he — leadership. One of the representa-
Dayan — will be the first on the
tives asked: what would be the sit-
list of Mapai for the Knesset
uation if the Jewish Agency were
elections and will be the candi-
in charge instead of Zahal (the
date for prime minister. It is un-
army). Some of the representa-
believable that the Mapai lead-
tives pointed out faults of Aliya
ers could agree to it . .
leaders and demanded that Aliya
One should take into account be taken care of by the Israel
that if Ben-Gurion will stand at 1 government. Some of the speakers
the conference against the union, , criticized the fact that generals
it will be rather difficult for Al and officers were sent abroad to
mogi — even with the aid of Dayan collect money for the United Jew-
— to get a majority for the mer- ish Appeal and not to organize
Aliya. The ex-minister Itzhak Ben-
One thing should be admitted . Aharon pointed out that people
Golda Meir has succeeded with from the second Aliya should not
clever tactics to annul Par. 5, go on taking care of the Aliya of
which stated that the elections for young people.
the various institutions will take , Prof. Spicehandler suggested es-
place according to the following tablishment of Israel high schools
key: 22 per cent for Adut Avoda for industry to enable Jewish stu-
and Rafi and 56 per cent for dents from the diaspora to study
Mapai. So the center of Mapai de- i in Israel. He was sure that part
cided that the conference of the of them would remain in Israel.
new united party will decide about
Eliezer Livneh thought, that if
all the problems.
we want Aliya from the Western
Now the Mapai center will not countries the government has to
call any more sessions in this mat- change its present economic policy,
ter in order to look for new for- there should be no foreign cur-
mulas. Adut Avoda will not be rency limitations, the new Olim
able to change the decision of should be settled in the new areas,
the Mapai center, although they now administered by Israel.
think that Mapai has not kept its
The student Assa Zelikowitch
promises. Adut Avoda will be quite proposed to build a youth town,
glad if the Rafi conference will which would attract Jewish young-
decide against the merger. But if ' sters from abroad.
the decision will be a positive one,
Mrs. Rotenstreich from the Un-
Adut Avoda will not have another ion of Polish Jews thinks it is
choice but to join the union, Adut important to prepare cheap flats
Avoda can not afford to run for the for rent for the ()lira and they
Knesset and Histadrut elections should not be obliged to buy flats.
in November 1969 with a separate
The head of the Jewish Agency,
L. Pincus, said that first it is im-
Meanwhile, both groups inside portant to get acquainted with the
issue and the prime minister should
18—Friday, December 1, 1967
call another meeting.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
It is a pity that the prime min-
ister did not have enough patience
to listen to the criticism about the
management of the Aliya problems.
Seven Yiddish Theaters
There are seven Yiddish theaters
And Promptly Stop Itching,
in Israel. A well known actor,
Relieve Pain In Most Cases.
Shimon Finkel, from Habima, is
Science has found a medication
now taking part in a play in Yid-
with the ability, in most cases—
dish. Two of the theaters are
to relieve pain, itching and shrink
revue-theaters. They have much
hemorrhoids. In case after case
success. The musical revue "Ges-
doctors proved, while gently re-
chossen un Getroffen" ("Aimed
and Hit the Target") has already
lieving pain, actual reduction took
run for two months to full houses.
place. The secret is Preparation
The text has been written by the
1-1, 5. It also soothes irritated tis-
secretary of the newspaper "Leb-
sues and helps prevent further
Nayes" Itzchak Bratt. The sec-
infection. Just ask for Prepara-
ond revue theater ("The Satyric
tion H Ointment or Suppositories.
Theater") performs the play "Yidn
Now Possible To
Kumen, Yidn Kumen" (Jews are
coming, Jews are coming").
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Fifty-nine Israelis in Cyprus have been
given refuge in the British Army base there, the foreign ministry
announced. The Israelis, along with others, are being guarded because
of the explosive situation on Cyprus, with possible war there between
Turkey and Greece still not excluded. Israel's embassy at Nicosia, IS
functioning normally, the ministry said.
Yosef Buloff is appreciated in
Israel and is considered one of the
Motele Hilsberg (he is 70) pro-
duced the comedy of Joseph Lat-
einer "Sore Sheindl fun Jehupetz."
I had a talk with the chairman
of the Yiddish Actor's Union in
Tel-Aviv, Josef Maurer. He told
me that in Israel there are about
115 Yiddish actors organized in
a union; 70 have stable jobs, about
30 older ones are being supported
by the union. Now there are seven
theaters in Yiddish, two in the
Romanian language and from time
to time there are performances of
a theater in the Bulgarian lan-
guage. The actors of the Roman-
ian and Bulgarian theaters do not
belong to the Union of the Artists.
Actors in Yiddish earn from 500
to almost 1000 Israeli pounds a
month. Contracts are made for at
least five months and the actor is
obliged to play 20 times during
one month. For every additional
performance he is being paid sep-
arately. Each group consists of 12
2nd PROGRAM OF BREAKFAST FORUM SERIES
SUNDAY, DEC. 3rd — 10 A.M.
GEN. S. L. A. MARSHALL
AUTHOR, LECTURER, MILITARY ANALYST
ON "80 MINUTE WAR"
BETH ABRAHAM SYNAGOGUE
West Seven Mile Road at Greenlawn
A NEW ISRAEL AND A NEW MIDDLE EAST
will be the topic on which the celebrated orator and lecturer
MR. ALBERT ELAZAR
superintendent of the United Hebrew Schools will speak at
FARBAND M'LAVE MALKE
Saturday, December 16, '1967 — 8:30 P.M.
LABOR ZIONIST INSTITUTE
19161 Schaefer Highway
BELLA GOLDBERG, well known pianist, will conduct the
Open to the Public
Please reserve the date
IT'S BUILT TO
LAST A LIFETIME
Urged to Move
to State of Israel
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
GREENFIELD PARK—A call to
religious Jewry to "channel the
new religious stirrings among Jews
in the aftermath of Israel's Six-
Day War into positive Tora com-
mitments" was made by Rabbi
Itzchok Meier Lewin, internation-
al president of the Agudath Israel
of America, in which over 1,000
Rabbi Lewin, who had flown
from Jerusalem to participate in
the conclave, also called for a
huge emigration of religious Jews
The convention adopted a series
of resolutions calling for increased
government aid to nonpublic Iu
schools, intensification of Agu-
dath Israel's efforts to project an
independent Orthodox Jewish posi-
tion on public affairs, expanding
the Agudist youth movement which
now embraces over 20,000 chil-
dren, and increasing the organiza-
tions activities for religious proj-
ects in Israel.
A resolution was also adopted
"deploring the convening of a
world conference of Orthodox
synagogues in Jerusalem this win-
ter without the advance sanction
of leading Tora-authorities, who
have since expressed strong dis-
approval of an international re-
ligious gathering in which the over-
whelming majority of Israel's Tora
scholars refused to participate as
a matter of principle."
The convention also resolved to
"continue the organization's maxi-
mum efforts to help save Israel
from its physical dangers, without
foresaking its historic struggle to
prevent the corrosion of Israel's
soul by national assimilation,
which threatens Israel's spiritual
The convention closed with the
election of a five-man presidium
consisting of Rabbi Moshe Fein-
stein, Rabbi Mordecai S. Friedman,
Rabbi Moshe Horowitz, Rabbi Ben-
jamin Hendles and Rabbi Chaskel
Rabbi Morris Sherer, who had
served as the organization's ex-
ecutive vice president for the past
25 years, was elected executive
president. Rabbi Sherer called up-
on Orthodox Jews "to take a more
militant stand in coming to grips
with Jewish issues, so that a dis-
tinctive Tora-oriented Jewish voice
be clearly heard in every area of
communal relations and internal
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