THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
8—Friday, December 29, 1967
Spanish Embassy's Angry PR Man
Creates Jewish Issue of Gibraltar
WASHINGTON — An angry
public relations man in the Span-
ish Embassy's information depart-
ment in Washington created a
Jewish issue over the recent UN !
vote on Gibraltar.
Acknowledging that the Israeli
delegate to the UN, together with
26 others, including the U. S. dele-
gate, abstained from voting on the
tion, the Spanish public re-
lations department's release to
newspapers took exception to re-
marks by the Israeli, charging:
"It is significant that in spite of
abstaining from casting a vote, the
Israeli delegate used a generally
insulting tone which has stirred up
great indignation among Jewish
communities in many nations,
which remember the protective
work which Spain has been carry-
ing on in behalf of these minorities
in various countries under very dif-
The release does not quote the
actual remarks by the Israeli and
the only Jewish protest against him
referred to is a telegram from Max
Mazin, president of Madrid's Jew-
ish community, to Israel's foreign
minister, in which Spain's role vis-
a-vis the Jews is commended.
The release also quotes a compli-
mentary reference to Spain made
by Pinhas E. Lapide in his book
"Three Popes and the Jews," which
also was quoted in his UN speech
by the Spanish delegate as a re-
buke to the - Israeli delegate.
Spain was victorious in the UN,
whose adopted resolution upheld
the principle of an end to colonial-
ism and regretted interruption by
Death of Mendele Commemorated inOdessa Ceremony
(Direct JTA Teletype Wine
to The J ewish
LONDON — A sprinkling of non-
Jewish writers and intellectuals
joined a gathering of several hun-
Britain of recommended negotia- dred Jews at the Jewish cemetery
tions. But the Israeli viewpoint in Odessa to observe the 50th an-
was not made known, just as the niversary of the death of Mendele
American position was not quoted, Mocher Sforim, the 19th Century
and the claim that "Jews of many Russian-Jewish writer who is re-
nations are shocked by the Israeli garded as the father of modern
delegate's comments" proves not Yiddish and Hebrew literature.
Among those gathered at the
only an exaggeration but an un-
truth, since only a single Spanish graveside, according to reports
here Wednesday, were
Jewish leader had registered a pro-
I Mendele's two surviving grandchil-
dren one of them a professor at
the Agricultural Institute of Odes-
2 U.S. Oil Firms Favor
sa, and the other the choir mistress
of the local opera company. A
Prospecting in Israel
valedictory address was given by
TEL AVIV (JTA)—One of two the Jewish writer and critic,
American oil firms interested in Jeremy Drucker.
oil prospecting in Israel has sent
Mendele was born Shalom Jacob
a representative here, and officials Abramowitsch in White Russia in
of the second firm are due early 1836. He adopted the pen name
in January, it was reported.
Mendele Mocher Sforim, which is
The visits developed from a re- Hebrew for Mendele the Book
cent trip to the United States by S. Seller. He studied in yeshivot and
Malchi, head of the petroleum de- published his first articles in
partment of the Israel develop- Hebrew periodicals in 1858 and
his first Hebrew short story in
The development ministry has in- 1863. Later, he turned to Yiddish
dicated it hopes to attract at least
one major firm with sufficient
means to do oil prospecting over
a large area.
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The basis for this is provided by
and Ready to Wear.
a recent re-division of Israel for ,
license purposes, which makes pos-
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Haberda‘l.ry, Tuxedo Sales
The possible prospecting areas,
which have been relatively ne-
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glected, are mainly in northern
11 MILE & LASH ER
Israel. One of the American firms
is interested also in investment in
Israeli chemical industries, mini-
TO 9 P.M.
stry officials said.
in which language his classic mortals" in the Odessa Jewish
stories, "Fishke the Lame, "The cemetery. Adjoining his grave are
Travels of Benjamin DI" and many those of the mathematician Abra-
others won him fame in Jewish ham Shatunovaki• the surgeon,
communities all over the world. He Prof. Isaac Bardach, who was Men-
collaborated with Bialik and Rav- dele's own physician; the author
nitzky in translating the Penta- Isaac Joel Linetzki; the poet,
teuch into Yiddish. Mendele died Shimon Frug; Moshe Lieb Lilien-
blum, the Hebrew author and
He is buried in what is desig- Zionist pioneer; and Elhenan Lieb
nated "The Avenue of the Im- Levinsky, Russian-Hebrew author.
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