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January 19, 1968 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-01-19

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WJCongress Units Urged to Press U.S. Signing of Anti-Genocide Pact

NEW YORK (JTA)—All constitu-
ents of the American section of the
World Jewish Congress were urged
Sunday to use their influence to
secure U.S. Senate ratification of
various human rights documents
adopted by the United Nations,
especially the anti-genocide con-
vention adopted by the UN in 1948
and never approved by the USA.
A statement issued by Jacob
Katzman, acting chairman of the
WJC's American section, and Max
Melamet, the organization's exec-
utive director, urged all WJC
groups to help observe Interna-
tional Year for Human Rights, set
by the United Nations for the entire
year 1968. The "Year" marks the
20th anniversary of the adoption by
the UN, in 1948, of the convention
against genocide and of the Uni-
versal Declaration on Human
Rights. Both those documents had
been adopted by the General As-
sembly, in Paris, without dissent-
ing votes.
Noting "with satisfaction" the
progress made in the field of
human rights in the last two
decades, "particularly In secur-
ing wide support for the princi-
ples embodied in the Universal
Declaration," the Ka t a m a n-
Melamet statement called atten-
tion, however, to the fact that a
number of the UN documents
relating to human rights remain
unratified by the USA. "Fore-
most" among these, the state-
ment noted, is the convention
against genocide.
Ratification of several human
rights documents adopted by the
UN, including the one banning
genocide, had been urged before
the U.S. Senate by Presidents Tru-
man, Kennedy and Johnson. The
WJC section urged not only rati-
fication of the anti-genocide con-
vention but also the more recently
adopted UN conventions on the
elimination of racial discrimina-
tion and on international covenants
on civic, political, economic and
cultural rights.
In London a number of proposals
to strengthen international ma-
chinery for the protection of human
rights were made by Dr. Nahum
Goldmann, president of the World
Jewish Congress, at a meeting of
the WJC governing council. He
offered the proposals in a state-
ment pledging worldwide Jewish
support for the observance of In-
ternational Human Rights Year.
He proposed recognition by gov-
ernments of the right of petition
by groups and individuals to an

international authority in cases of

the solution of these problems was
denial or curtailment of human an integral aspect of the struggle
rights. He also suggested the cre- for the rights of all men.

ation of regional courts, similar to
the European Court at Strasbourg,
for the protection of human rights.
He also endorsed the establish-
ment of the post of United Nations
High Commissioner for Human

Jewish communities all over
the world were called upon by the
council to "solemnly commemo-
rate" the 25th anniversary of the
Warsaw Ghetto revolt next April
as an inspiring day to inform the
younger generation of that tragic
Dr. Goldmann said that the WJC and heroic chapter in Jewish his-
was deeply concerned over the tory.
discriminations and disabilities
In a statement at its closing
suffered by some Jewish ccmmuni-
session, it cited the Warsaw up-
ties, but that it recognized that rising of 1943 as "the fore-

runner of and an example for
the Jewish people in Israel of
the necessity for self reliance
in resistance to oppression."


Tolerance is the quality in most
of us which enables people to be
happy in their own way instead
of our way.

The governing council also heard
reports on Negro-Jewish relation-
ships in the United States, the
situation in West Germany, and
the world-wide repercussions of
Gen. de Gaulle's Nov. 27 press
conference. The council expressed
satisfaction with French Grand
Rabbi Jacob Kaplan's "dignified
response" to de Gaulle on behalf
of French Jewry.

Come any Sunday afternoon
betwixt 1:00 and 6:00. Motor
to the "Rental Rendezvous"
at the kiosk, 3807 Crooks Road
(corner Chester Road, alias 13).i
Mile Road). Telephoning
549-4045 first is not obligatory.
Bring along a friend or someone
related to you to any degree -Of
affinity, consanguinity or
P.S. Refer to Amber Flatlets

during casual dialogs.

Overseas Leaders
to Address ORT's
National Parley

NEW YORK — The men who
head ORT activities in France and
Israel will report on the needs of
their programs for 1968 to the 46th
annual national conference of the
American ORT Federation, Satur-
day and Sunday here, it was an-

nounced by Dr. William Haber, the
organization's president.
Eliezer Lewin-Epstein, chairman

of ORT Israel, will address the
more than 500 delegates represent-
ing 90 members across the country
on the needs for manpower train-
ing and youth education in Israel's
post-June war situation.
Robert Blum, president of
French ORT and head of the His-
pano-Suiza engine manufacturing
firm in France, will outline the
problems of French Jewry resUlt-
ing from the mass influx of North
African refugees which has
doubled the size of this community
over the last seven years.

An evening dinner session will

be addressed by Samuel Haber,
executive vice-chairman of the
Joint Distribution Committee.
Delegates representing men's
ORT chapters in most major cities
will open the two day conference
with a session devoted to expan-
sion of this phase of ORT organiza-
tion in the U.S.

Friday, January 19, 1968-11

"Tell him I sent you"

erry Stein

When you deal with my son Jerry von can be sure of
one thing: Jerry and his general manager Allen Charnes.
will "do it right the first time" in new car sales and
service. Jerry has a big inventory of all the new Olds-
mobiles and you can have free pick-up and delivery when
your car's ready for service.
So, call my son the car dealer, and tell him I sent yon.
He'll treat you just like one of the family.

Allen Charnes
Vice president


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