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March 01, 1968 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-03-01

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Abram Named President of Brandeis Unis;ersity

Morris B. Abram

WALTHAM, Mass. — Morris Berthold Abram, senior adviser to the United States Mission at the United Nations, has been named the
second president of Brandeis University. A former Rhodes Scholar who has also served as president of the American Jewish Committee
since 1963, he will succeed Dr. Abram Leon Sachar, president of Brandeis since its founding in 1948, who will become chancellor of the univer-
sity. Abram will assume the presidency during the forthcoming academic year.
A member of the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, Abram also is U. S. representative to the United
Nations Commission on Human Rights. He gained national prominence when he successfully argued the constitutionality of Georgia's county
unit election rule before the United States Supreme Court, which in 1963 declared the county unit statutes unconstitutional. The decision has
since played a vital role in reapportionment decisions affecting Congress and legislatures across the country.
Abram's appointment was announced by Lawrence A. Wien of New York, chairman of the Brandeis board of trustees. The announcement
came six months after Dr. Sachar advised the trustees that he wished to retire.
During the search for a presidential successor, some 120 persons were considered for the post.
Concurrent with his acceptance of the Brandeis University presit.cy, Abram decided not to seek the Democratic nomination for the
U. S. Senate as an opponent to Republican Senator Jacob K. Javits. Abram said he decided not to be a candidate for the Senate as a result
of President Johnson's rejection of Abram's advocacy of a softer line on Vietnam. It had been stated, however, that his foreign policy views were
endorsed by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.

Middle East's
'Small War'
and Mounting

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VOL. LEI, No. 24


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A Weekly Review



of Jewish Events

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Encouraging Trends Towards
Middle East Peace in Reports
From UN, Clandestine •Sources

Jews' Biblical Holy Land Heritage
Confirmed by Arab Baptist Minister

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

HACKENSACK, N. J.—Rev. Esper Ajaj, an Arabic Baptist minister,
told an audience of Christians attending a missionary conference here
Monday that the Jews have a God-given right to their portion of the Holy
Land. Rev. Ajaj is pastor of the Evangelical Arabic Baptist Church in
"Certainly there will be rancor over the fact of Arabs being displaced,
with no redress, but the land has been promised to the Jews by God over
many centuries," Rev. Ajaj said in reference to Israel. "His word is im-
mutable. Jews will be in possession of the land but they will have to
arrange an equitable settlement with the Arabs who shared the land
for centuries. They have lived together before and can do it again," the
minister stressed.
Rev. Ajaj was converted to Christianity 12 years ago in Damascus.
Upon his arrival in the United States, he settled in Washington, where
he studied at a Bible college and later founded his missionary church.

Violation of UN Rules
Charged at New Delhi's
Conference of UNCTAD

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

NEW DELHI—The United Nations Confer-
ence on Trade and Development (UNCTAD),
which opened here nearly a month ago to
work out a global strategy for the economic
and industrial advancement of underdeveloped
nations, has split into various committees and
working groups. But they are operating under
the shadow of charges by Israel and several
other countries that the elective machinery
which determined the membership of these
groups was discriminatory and violated the
conference rules.
The conference, while international in
composition, is heavily weighted with Arab
and Moslem countries of Asia and Africa
which have done their utmost to isolate
Israel. They have been actively supported in
this by the Soviet bloc, with the exception
of Romania, and by many of the so-called
unaligned nations.
Conference plenary sessions have been
used by the Arab and Communist nations as
a forum for bitter attacks on Israel, although,
as the Israeli delegation repeatedly pointed
out, UNCTAD is non-political.
The Israelis have specifically charged that
Ehrough "back door pressures and machina-
tions" they have been deprived of the oppor-
tunity to be elected to working or contact
groups. One Israeli delegate, Avraham Darom,
said the conference had failed to apply the
rule of equitable geographical distribution
in committee membership, as envisaged by the
UN General Assembly, thereby raising a
question of moral principles.

In spite of unending El Fatah terrorist activities on Isr a e l's bor-
ders, reports of a division in the Jo r d a nian cabinet o v e r Hussein's
pledge to bar terrorists from his territory and renewed reports that
Jordan's government still is in danger of toppling over opposition to
Hussein, there were encouraging reports this week of possible peace
moves. United Nations Ambassador Gunnar Jarring's visit with UN
Secretary General U Thant, clandestine efforts to encourage peace
among Jordanian Arabs and other efforts in many world capitals point
to the possibility of new approaches to amity. Israel's stand favoring
meetings with Arabs at Jarring's headquarters in Cyprus, provided addi-
tional encouragement for peace-seeking moves in spite of continuing
threats to Israel from Damascus and Cairo.

Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News

TEL AVIV — West Bank Arabs returning from business trips to Jordan
have reported the existence of a clandestine movement for peace with Israel among
Palestinian Arabs in the Hashemite Kingdom. A Nablus merchant, just returned,

'49 Rhodes Direct Confrontation
Urged for Current Peace Talks

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Official sources made it clear Tuesday that
Israel is prepared to follow the precedent of face-to-face confrontation
established at the 1949 Rhodes armistice talks in future peace negotiations
with the Arabs but would never agree to meetings at which a third party
served as go-between. The support of a Rhodes-type meeting with the
Arabs followed Foreign Minister Abba Eban's declaration in the Knesset
Monday that "by agreeing to a form of negotiation which the Arab govern-
ments have utilized in the past, we have made a maximal contribution
toward advancing the international peace mission" of Ambassador Gunnar
Jarring, the United Nations special envoy.

The sources noted that the Rhodes armistice talks with Egypt 19
years ago were not "a separate tables affair" even in their initial stages
and that the talks with Jordan on the Greek island were a mere formality
because an armistice had previously been worked out between King Abdul-
lah and Israeli emissaries, including Gen. Moshe Dayan at Shuni, in Jor-
dan. Although the Israeli and Arab delegations lived on separate floors
of their Rhodes hotel and did not sit together, the liaison officers of both
sides held continuous direct talks.
It was stressed here, however, that the main question was not Israel's
readiness to meet the Arabs on Cyprus or even in Cairo or Amman but
how the Arabs will react. The answer, some believed, might be given by
Ambassador Jarring who was due here Tuesday on his 11th visit to
Considerable surprise was expressed here over the clamor that was
touched off in diplomatic circles and in the foreign press over the possi-
bility of an Arab-Israel meeting on Cyprus. Official circles pointed out
that there is nothing new in the proposal which was made by Prime
Minister Eshkol on his visit to the United States last month. He said at the
time that Israel would be willing to meet the Arabs anywhere and had
no objecion to a UN representative sitting in at the meetings as chairman.
The matter was raised with Ambassador Jarring. However, it was stressed
here, any interpretation that Israel would agree to a meeting at which the
Arabs and Israelis sat in separate rooms while Dr. Jarring shuttled be-
tween them was erroneous.

(Continued on Page 35)

AJC-IEF Campaign Gets

Pledge of 15 National
Agencies' Cooperation

Local affiliates of 15 national Jewish
agencies pledged cooperation with the 1968
Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency
Fund which opens here March 20.

Representatives of the groups heard Hy-
man Safran, president of the Jewish Welfare
Federation, and Alfred L. Deutsch, chairman
of the campaign, outline the need for support.

The local officers reaffirmed their stand,
first taken in June 1967, to turn their entire
efforts toward the support of the emergency
in Israel. They pledged the cooperation of
their memberships both in service to the cam-
paign and in increased pledges.

Pledging support are local groups of Ameri-
can Friends of Hebrew University, American
Technion Society, Israel Bonds, Hadassah,
Bar-Ilan University, Israel Histadrut Cam-
paign, Jewish National Fund, Men's American
ORT, Mizrachi, Pioneer Women. Weizmann
Institute, Women's American ORT, Zionist
Council and Zionist Organization of Detroit.

Moving toward the March 20 opening of
the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency
Fund, groups are meeting almost daily in
an effort to make the kick-off report the
largest ever made in Detroit.

Detailed Campaign Stories on Page 5

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