The great challenge is at
hand in the preparations
for the major philan-
thropic tasks, the open-
ing next Wednesday at
the rally at the Jewish
Center, of the .. .
Detailed Campaign Planning Stories, Page 5
Dr. Haber's Vital
Gifts to Jewry and
U. S. .. . Dilettantish
Harry.. . . Ford and
U. S. Stamp Issue
To assure our uninter-
rupted aid to Israel and
our support for our local
as well as other overseas
and national causes .. .
Campaign Leadership, Page 6
Editorial , Page 4
THE JEWISH NEWS
1=3E –rpoi –r
A Weekly Review
Responsibi I i ties
of Jewish Events
Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
VOL. LI I, No. 26
Mig:7 1. 27
17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit — VE 8-9364 — March 15, 1968
$7.00 Per Year, This Issue 20c
Revised Chaplaincy Selections
Caused by Vietnam War; Yeshiva
University Suspends Participation
Westphalian Municipal Elections
Mark Triumph for the Neo-Nazis
BONN (JTA)—The neo-Nazi National Democratic Party gave
further cause for concern over its rising political yinvcr as a result
the votes it captured in three municipal h.ld Sunday
Westphalia. The party leader. Adolf von Th.7 -1 1eii, said at a
press conference that he was pleased withthe res , iiis and predicted
oven greater success for the NPD in Baden-Wurtemberg elections.
(A situation comparable to that which prevailed in Germany just
before the Nazi Party won its first seats in the Reichstag in 1932,
appears to be building .in the Federal Republic, according to Dr. Eugen
Gerstenmaier, president of the Bundestag, West Germany's lower
house. In a press intervic.v, Dr. Gerstenmaier predicted that the NPD
is certain to win seats in the Bundestag in the 1969 elections.)
In the Westphalian town of Unna, the NPD won 11.7 per cent
of the vote while in Kamen its total was 7.5 per cent. Had the
election been national instead of local, the right-wing party would
have won four and two seats respectively, in the Bundestag, West
Germany's lower house. In Hamm, the NPD polled 5.9 per cent.
(The official East German news agency, ADN, reported in Ber-
lin that members of NPD will no longer be admitted to East Ger-
many. The ban includes party members traveling to West Berlin.
Von Thadden said his party would get 10 per cent of the vote
hl Baden-Wurtemberg where it is planning an all-out election drive.
He said that NPD would hold 2,000 meetings throughout the state
and that it would distribute 7,000,000 electoral "newspapers." Von
Thadden said he welcomed a purported statement by Chancellor Kurt
Kiesinger that the NPD posed no threat to Germany democracy,
(Related Story on Page 7)
NEW YORK (JTA)—Yeshiva University has agreed to a request from rabbinical stu-
dents in its Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Seminary to supend for one year the Orthodox semi-
nary's participation in the Jewish community's self-imposed draft of newly-ordained
rabbis for military chaplaincy duty because of student opposition to the Vietnam war.
The student will instead have the option to volunteer for such duty.
A spokesman for the Conservative Rabbinical Assembly disclosed that, because of
similar opposition to the Vietnam war among some rabbinical studentg at the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America, the issue of Conservative participation in the chap-
laincy program has been restudied by a special commission, and recommendations for
future procedures will be submitted to the executive committee of the Rabbinical
Assembly at its next annual convention March 25. The spokesman added that the issue
as viewed in the Conservative rabbinate is not one of hawks versus doves on the war,
but rather the proposition that if Jewish men are on duty in a war, however unpop-
ular, the Jewish community has a responsibility to provide them with spiritual support
through provision of chaplains.
Opposition to United States involvement in Vietnam has been particularly sharp in
Reform Judaism. However, Rabbi Sidney Regner, executive vice president of the Central
Conference of American Rabbis, said there was no similar situation of widespread student
debate on the war in the Reform seminary, the Jewish Institute of Religion-Hebrew Union
College, and that the CCAR was continuing its participation in the Jewish chaplaincy
draft program without change.
Under long-established procedures, when a rabbinical student is ordained at each of
the three seminaries, he is required to take a physical examination for possible chaplaincy
duty before he can take a pulpit. Assuming he is physically fit, he is then available for
assignment, through the Jewish Welfare Board's commission on Jewish chaplaincy.
The Yeshiva University spokesman said that the one-year suspension became effective
in January and that the issue will be reviewed at the end of the period.
The one-year experiment in voluntary recruitment of military chaplains for rabbinic
(Continued on Page 3)
Egypt Rejects All Forms of Talks With Israel;
U.S. Wants Israel and Arabs to Be ‘Flexible';
Controversy Over Blasting Terrorists' Homes
JERUSALEM (JTA)—A completely neg-
ative attitude by Egypt toward talks with
Israel was communicated by Dr. Gunnar
Jarring, the special United Nations emis-
sary to the . Middle East, to Foreign Minister
Abba Eban at a meeting here Sunday. It
was learned, nevertheless, that Dr. Jarring,
who brought his negative report from a
five-hour meeting in Cairo last Thursday,
did not consider his mission as having been
forced to an end. He left Monday for Cyp-
rus, where he has his headquarters, and
from there will go to Amman, for more
talks with Jordanian officials.
Informed sources said that Dr. Jarring
bad invited Egypt to send representatives
So Cyprus for talks with Israel. However,
Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmud Riad
was reported to have said, after meeting
with Dr. Jarring, that Egypt rejected any
form of talks, direct or indirect, with Israel.
The Cairo newspaper, Al Abram, which
often reflects President Nasser's views, re-
ported Friday that Dr. Jarring was in-
formed during his talks in Cairo Thursday
that Egypt categorically refused to send
representatives to Cyprus for such negotia-
tions. There had been earlier unconfirmed Jarring to return soon to Jerusalem. He has
LONDON— Palestinian Arabs on the
occupied West Bank of the Jordan are
angered by Nasser's apparent reluctance to
negotiate a Middle East peace with Israel
and many feel that a solution to their own
problems must be something more than a
handing back of the territory to King Hus-
sein, Times correspondent Peter Nichols
reported from Jerusalem Tuesday.
France Stands Pat 'Refusing
Release of Planes to Israel
Nasser is thought here to be too weak
either to renew the war with Israel or to-
make peace, Nichols said while King Hus-
sein, who is believed to be anxious for a
settlement, must follow Nasser's lead. But
there is a growing feeling among West Bank
inhabitants that they are pawns in a power
struggle. "Are we to be treated like grains
of sand in the Sinai Desert?" they ask,
reports that the Egyptions were willing to been visiting Cairo, Amman and Jerusalem
participate in such talks with Dr. Jarring almost every week since he started his
as a participant, a formula acceptable to mission. Official sources declined to con-
firm reports that Israel had agreed to a
Eban reiterated to the Swedish diplomat Jarring suggestion that "liaison officers" be
that Israel would cooperate in any Jarring appointed at his Nicosia headquarters but
invitation to face-to-face talks, but Israeli it was understood that such a proposal
officials indicated they did not expect Dr. was in fact made and rejected by Egypt.
PARIS (JTA)—Gen Zvi Tsur. Israel's deputy minister of defense, met with
France's Defense Minister Pierre Messmer March 7 in talks which are believed to
have centered around the -French government's continued embargo on 50 Mirage jet
planes bought and partially paid for by Israel before last June's Middle East War.
Gen. Tsur was accompanied by Gen. Mordechai Hod, chief of Israel's air force.
Gen. Tsur said afterward that there was no change in the French position.
Informed quarters here said that Gen. Tsur did not meet with a direct refusal
to lift the embargo but was given to understand that deliveries of the planes would
have to wait until some substantive progress had been made toward a Middle East
Gen. Tsur and Gen. Hod were luncheon guests of the Belgian ministers of
defense and economy in Brussels March 6.
according to Nichols.
There is no way to gauge the sentiment
of West Bankers except to say that they
are confused about Israel's intentions but
are reluctant to return to the status quo
ante, Nichols wrote.
(Related Stories on