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February 09, 1968 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-02-09

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Deteriorated, Notes Arms Freeze
McNamara Says Situation in M.E.

tary of Defense Robert S. Mc-
Namara has reported to the Senate
Armed Services Committee that
the Middle East "stands high on
the Soviet scale of politico-military
priorities" and that the situation
there has deterioriated in the past
He added that "while the over-
all situation in the Middle East
has deterioriated during the past
year, there have also been some
encouraging developments." He
cited as examples "the United Na-
tions efforts to resolve the Arab-
Israeli dispute and the withdrawal
of Egyptian troops from Yemen"
in addition to the easing of Greek-
Turkish tensions and achievement
of economic progress in Iran.
The defense secretary charac-
terized increased Soviet naval ac-
tivity in the Mediterranean as
primarily "a diplomatic gesture
aimed at recouping political losses
suffered as a result of Moscow's
inability to forestall Israel's vic-
tory over the Arabs in June, 1967."
He contended that the Soviets
"probably do not plan formally to
acquire permanent bases in the
Mediterranean and the Arab world.
Indeed, we believe that these coun-
tries which have potentially useful
facilities — primarily the United
Arab Republic, Syria, Yemen and
Algeria — would probably resist
granting full base rights on polit-
ical grounds."
Noting the Soviet re-supply of
the Arabs with arms following the
Six-Day War, McNamara said that

Russian military aid shipments
now appeared to have fallen off to
pre-war levels. But he added that
"the Soviet Union's partisan polit-
ical position on Middle Eastern
questions, its increased naval pres-
ence in the Mediterranean, its in-
tervention in the conflict in Yemen
and its efforts to reduce or sup-
plant Western influence, generally,
have contributed to instability in
the region."
Because of this situation, he
added, the United States relaxed
its arms freeze and resumed
"selected and limited arms ship-
ments" to friendly nations in the
Middle East. He pointed out that
"virtually all of the items sup-
plied were ordered prior to the
(June) war and, except for a
limited number of aircraft pro-
vided to Israel, were support
He said that "Soviet naval craft
in the Mediterranean, including
guided-missile cruisers, a number
of submarines, lesser warships, and
support units which could provide
for year-round operations, have ef-
fectively shown the flag. Although
modest in size and punch compared
with the U.S. Sixth Fleet, the So-
viet fleet provides the type of
visibility which Moscow has elected
to seek. It has similarly signaled
that the future Soviet posture will
include marine amphibious forces
and helicopter carriers. How all
these activities will affect their
future behavior is a matter to
which we will give close atten-

Mayor of French Border Town Cited;
Saved Jewish Children from Gestapo

Scholar Condemns
Moves to Condone

NEW YORK (JTA) — A leading
Orthodox rabbinical scholar has
charged that contemporary Chris-
tianity "is reverting to its pre-
Judaic roots" and showing signs
of a "resurrection of a long - re-
pressed pagan past" in the growing
questioning by church leaders of
the ancient Judaeo-Christian doc-
trine that homosexuality is morally

Friday, February 9, 1968-33


Orthodox Groups Resume
Battle Against Autopsies

be permitted under any circum-
stances without written consent
from the patient prior to death or
from his family after death.
The Israel Physicians Associa-
tion has asked the prime minister
to take steps to protect the medi-
cal profession and the reputations
of doctors from "a smear cam-
paign by certain fanatic elements."

Orthodox groups renewed their
demonstrations against autopsies
at a rally here on Jan. 31 attended
by more than 4,000 persons. At
the same time, posters appeared
in Jerusalem streets accusing doc-
tors of selling human limbs for
profit. The Orthodox protests had
been suspended during the Six-Day
The Orthodox groups are de-
manding revision of the present
law which permits physicians to
order autopsies without prior con-
sent of the deceased or his family
in cases where there are over-
whelming medical or scientific
reasons for autopsy or the suspi-
cion of foul play. The law requires
that three physicians concur in the
need for autopsy. The Orthodox
contend that autopsies should not

Rabbi Norman Lamm, founder-
editor of Tradition, the rabbinical
periodical, professor of philosophy
at Yeshiva University, writing in
the current issue of Jewish Life,
publication of the Union of Ortho-
dox Jewish Congregations of
America, cited the recent report
on homosexuality to the British
Council of Churches, a meeting
on the problem in New York last
Nov. 28 attended by 90 Episcopa-
lian bishops, and a variety of
similar pronouncements by Swed-
ish and German church spokes-
The minimum industrial wage
in Nicaragua is only 21 cents an
He summarized the "new think- hour, and unskilled labor earns
ing" on the Christian view on less. Contributions to the CARE
homosexuality, as expressed in Food Crusade, New York 10016,
those reports, as holding that such help provide a daily meal at new
acts should not be dismissed as preschool, centers for undernour-
wrong, per se; that when per- ished children from low-income
formed by "consenting adults," families.
they should be judged "by the same
criterion as a heterosexual mar-
riage — whether it is intended to
foster a permanent relation of
love—" and that such acts are
Now Booking - - .
"normally neutral" and even, at
times, "a good thing."


Hal Gordon


UN 3-8982 UN 3-5730


Judaism, Rabbi Lamm said, con-
demns homosexuality as an abom-
ination and the Tora legislates on
it in the context of other sexual
GENEVA (JTA) — A former Nations in Geneva participated in vices, such as adultry, incest and
leader of the French resistance the ceremonies. A number of Mr. bestiality. Capital punishment is
movement who rescued 32 Jewish Deffaught's former resistance com- ordained in Leviticus for such acts.
children from the Gestapo in 1944 rades were present .
Homosexuality, whether male or
at the risk of his own life, was
female, "can never be legitimized
presented here with the Award of
in the eyes of Judaism," he
Righteousness, a silver medal and
illuminated scroll symbolizing Jew- E. Germany in Attack
This does not mean, the rabbini-
ish gratitude for acts of bravery
cal scholar emphasized, that "Jews
on 'Aggressor Israel'
by non-Jews in their behalf.
live by Judaism" lack com-
BONN (JTA) — A joint com-
The recipient was Jean Def-
passion for the person "trapped
faught, former Mayor of Anne- munique, issued in East Berlin by by this dreadful disease" or that
masse, who served the French the East German Communist Party a case cannot be made, within a
resistance in the Franco-Swiss bor- on behalf of itself and the Com- Jewish religious context, for treat-
der region during World War II. munist splinter party in Israel, ing homosexuals as sick, rather
The award was presented by the called Israel the aggressor in the than evil, but authentic Judaism
new Israeli envoy to Switzerland, June war and demanded Israeli can never agree "to the current
Ambassador Aryeh Levivi, in cere- withdrawal from occupied Arab campaign in this country and in
monies held in the Israel Mission territories, it was reported here. Europe to declare homosexuality
Issuance of the declaration fol- a matter of personal taste within
head quarters here. Ambassador
Mordecai Kidron, permanent rep- lowed several days of talks with the range of normality."
resentative of Israel to the United East German party officials by
He warned that Jews must view
Meir Wilner, leader of the Israeli
party, who also said, in an inter- "this new tendency in Christianity
U.S. Governors in Israel view in East Berlin with the Com- with dismay and profound regret,"
munist paper, Neues Deutschland, adding that "this change in direc-
Visit Shazer, Eshkol
that the meeting early this month tion in Christian opinion" would
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Six between Israeli Premier Levi Esh- "undoubtedly have its effect on
American governors and the gover- kol and President Johnson about non-Christian citizens as well."
nor of the Virgin Islands, paying peace talks with the Arabs was a
a five-day visit to Israel as guests "political maneuver."
of the government, were received
The Israeli Communist also as-
formally Sunday in separate visits serted that Israel was becoming
to President Zalinan Shazar, Prime "more and more isolated" and had
Minister Levi Eshkol and Foreign "lost sympathy" in many countries.
Minister Abba Eban. They also He also charged that Israel was
visited the Hebrew University and seeking "new adventures."
NEW YORK (WNS)—The pos-
Yad Vashem, the memorial to the
sibility of error in Einstein's theory
victims of the Nazi Holocaust con-
of relativity was projected here by
ducted by the Remembrance Auth- Harman Hails 'Decency'
a young Jewish scientist who main-
of U.S. Towards Israel
tains there are particles in space
In the group were Governors
NEW YORK (JTA)—Addressing
John A. Volpe of Massachusetts, 500 guests at a farewell dinner that travel faster than light.
According to Einstein, there can
chairman of the National Governors Jan. 23 tendered by the Confer-
Conference; Tim Babcock of Mon- ence of Presidents of Major Jew- be no speed exceeding that of light
tana; Warren P. Knowles of Wis- ish Organizations, Ambassador Av- but according to the young physi-
consin; Robert E. McNair of South raham Harman of Israel paid trib- cist, 33-year-old Prof. Gerald Fein-
Carolina; Charles Terry of Dela- ute to "the sense of decency and berg of Columbia University, the
ware: and Hulett C. Smith of West fair play" which he said the United universe is filled with particles that
Virginia. Gov . Ralph E. Paiewon- States had shown towards Israel move faster than light or even at
sky of the Virgin Islands is also a and other small nations that had infinite speed.
member of the group.
If the theory is tested and proven
obtained their independence fol-
correct, it will revolutionize man's
lowing World War H.
of lhe world and his
Yotvata Age Ten
The ambassador praised the
capacity for reaching out for hith-
EILAT—Yotvata, the first kib- United State for its "unswerving erto inaccessible distances in space.
utz founded in the Arava, 40 kilo- policy" of upholding the right of
Dr. Feinberg, who is professor of
meter north of Eilat, celebrated every state to be its own self and
its 10th anniversary. It presently to see its existence respected. He physics at Columbia, stems from an
Eastern European Jewish family
cultivates some 1,200 dunams (300 said that "never has this policy
and is himself immersed in Jewish
acres) of land reclaimed by the of supporting small and indepen-
intellectual interests.
JNF, 250 dunams (62 acres) of dent state been more effectively
Scientists at Princeton, with
which grow dates, melons and flow- and clearly expressed than in the
Dr. Feinberg was associated,
ers for export_ The kibutz's 300 American stand during the Middle
expected to continue research

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into his theory.
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