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March 15, 1968 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-03-15

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

16—Friday, March 15, 1968

Boris Smolar's

'Between You

. . and Me'

II

(Copyright 1968, JTA Inc.)

I have been asked whether Israel will
be adversely affected by President Johnson's balance of payment
program aimed at curtailing the outflow of American dollars . . .
The answer is "no" . . . Economic experts in Washington, after
studying the new federal policies and measures implementing the
President's program, have concluded that American investment
projects in Israel are fully consistent with these policies . . . They
also established that contributions to the United Jewish Appeal and
purchases of State of Israel Bonds—which play vital roles in the
development of Israel's economy—are also consistent with the Pres-
ident's program . . The President's policy, they emphasize, is
aimed at reducing the flow of American capital to the developed
countries of Western Europe: it is not intended to hinder the economic
growth of less developed countries—the category in which Israel falls
. . Israel is officially listed in Washington as an "economically less
developed country" in connection with the exemption of Israel Bonds
from the Interest Equalization Tax of 1964. . . It is therefore one of
the countries which President Johnson had in mind when he announced
in his message to the nation on Ian. 1. 1968, that his balance of
payments program will allow the U.S. to meet its obligations for
"encouraging economic growth in the developing countries . . . "

WASHINGTON ECHOES:

TRAVEL TO ISRAEL: Washing-
ton economic experts do not expect
any serious curtailment of Ameri-
can travel to Israel to result from
restrictions on foreign travel . .
They stress the unique nature of
American travel to Israel ... Much
of this travel, they point out, is for
business or to attend scientific and
professional conferences ... There
are also numerous groups studying
Israel's economic and welfare
needs . . . Many other American
travelers came to Israel as relig-
ious pilgrims or to visit relatives
.. While American citizens spend
more than $4,000,000 a year on for-
eign travel, they spent only about
529,000.000 in Israel in 1966 . . .
President Johnson's target is to
reduce nonessential tourist travel
outside the Western Hemisphere
by about 5500,000,000 a year for
the next two years . . . However,
foreign governments have been
assured by the State Department
that there will be no physical re-
strictions on foreign travel . . .
Also, that there will be no ex-
change control that would limit the
amount of dollars American trav-
elers can take out of the country
. . The only measures being con-
sidered by the administration are
taxes on tourists . . . On the whole,
it is clear from the expanding
economic relations between the
United States and Israel that it is
in the interests of the United States
to continue to further the develop-
ment of the Israeli economy. .

PLANNING FOR ISRAEL: The
Council of Jewish Federations and
Welfare Funds is now urging local
federations throughout the country
to encourage the paritcipation of
American Jewish investors and
businessmen in the Economic Con-
ference which will take place in
Israel during the first week of

MIZRACHI

TOURS TO

7 5 RFIE

PLANNING A
TRIP TO
ISRAEL?

SEE ALL JERUSALEM
AND THE HOLY PACES

CALL

MIZRACHI
OFFICE
DI 1-0708

18033 WYOMING 48221

Soviet .Jewry an Old Concern of V. S. Brothers

Examination of manuscripts
found in the library of the Ameri-
can Jewish Historical Society has
revealed the continual concern of
the U.S. government for the con-
dition of Russian Jewry for al-
most a century.
In a letter written in 1881 it was
stated that "we are firmly per-
suaded that in the interest of hu-
manity, an international effort
should be made to express to Rus-
sia the sentiment of the civilized
world remonstrating against the
exceptional treatment of the Jews
in the Empire."
The author, Meyer S. Isaacs,
president of the Board of Dele-
gates on Civil and Religious

Rights, was writing to James G. discrimination practiced against
Blaine, secretary of state under American Jewish tourists in Rus-
sia. A survey of the original docu-
Presidents Garfield and Arthur.
The full text of the document
ments indicates that American
is found in the Myer S. Isaacs Jewry on a regular basis request-
ed and often received the assist-
Papers in the socitey's library.
ance of the U.S. government in ef-
The letter was uncovered in the
forts to aid their fellow Jews in
preparation, of the first catalog
of the manuscript collection of Russia.
to
original documents relating

the history of the American

Jew-

ish community.

The document was not the first ,
communication from the Jewish
community to the United States!
government requesting interven-
tion on behalf of Russian Jewry
In 1869 a petition was presented
to President Ulysses S. Grant re-
questing that he intervene when
large numbers of Jews were mer-;
`Israel' Kibutz in Equador cilessly removed from border
areas. Action also was requested,
QUITO. Equador (ZINS)—A new
1881 after a series of riot and
rural settlement, established with in
mob attacks on defenseless Jews;
the aid of Israeli agricultural ex-
in 1903 after the Kishenev pogrom,
perts in the suburb of the capital and a decade later to prevent the
city, Quito, was named "Israel"
as a gesture of gratitude by Equa-
W YOU TURN THE
dor toward Israel's program of
technical assistance conducted in
Latin America. At a solemn cere-
INSIDE DOWN YOU WONT
mony marking the founding of the
FIND A HERR WINE THAN
village, cabinet ministers, army
April ... Quite a number of Amer- generals, the Israeli ambassador
and
two
Israeli
army
officers
who
ican Jews prominent in business
Viand industry have received invita- supervised the work patterned
tions from the Israel government after the kibutzim in Israel, par-
to take part in this conference .. . ticipated in the celebration.
The core purpose of this gathering
will he to build up in Israel foreign
investment. business and com-
merce, as well as governmental
investment.

THE
MARK
OF A
JEWISH
HOME

22100
Greenfield Rd.

Oak Pock,
Mich. 48237
Phone
399-0820

TONIGHT UNTIL 9 COME DOWN

PRICES CUT!
FINAL DAYS

Arab Negotiatons

Reminiscent
of
c
Fam liforgana'

NEW YORK (ZINS)—United Na-
tions political quarters are uncer-
tain of the results in the wake of
Irael-Arab negotiations set to be-
gin in Cyprus. They say Nasser's
position has considerably weak-
ened in Egypt, and this was con-
firmed by the riotous student dem-
onstrations in Cairo. Unconvinced
of his imminent removal from
office, the UN sources believe that
because of his shaky position Nas-
ser will be difficult to deal with
in Cyprus. His stubborn attitude
could induce Egypt to demand
categorically Israel's immediate
withdrawal from the occupied ter-
ritories as a pre-condition for any
future settlement. Should Egypt r
adopt such a stand, they empha-
size. all efforts to resolve the
Israel-Arab conflict through politi-
cal means would fail.
In response to a journalist's
comment that Nasser and his for-
eign minister have frequently ex-
pressed willingness to solve the
Middle East problems by peaceful
agreement, a Western European
diplomat declared: "Negotiations
with the Arabs are like chasing
after a `Fata Morgana' in the
desert: they bring good tidings.
lure with their handsome appear-
ance, and in the end cause one to
die of thirst."

STORE HOURS 9:30 TO 9 FRI. AND SALE

ANBY'S

MEN'S CLOTHING AND FURNISHING STORE

LOCATED AT 19200 LIVERNOIS AVE.

Williamsburg Row

GREAT '350,000
MERCHANDISE
DISPOSAL SALE

To $7.00 WASH AND WEAR

PANTS

Out these go, tonight anti
Sat. — Out of a group

they will sell out at only

2 Pair $3.00

TO $15.95 DRESS SLACKS

While these Dress Stocks $788
l ost
Out of a group
these will sell out tonight
and Sot. at
2 Pair $15.00

ALTERATIONS AT COST

Monetary Fund Salutes
Israel's Finance Recovery

JERUSALEM (JTA)—A delega-
tion of the International Monetary
Fund that recently visited Israel
had high praise for the way the
government handled the country's
economic difficulties last year.
In a report to the fund's execu-
tive, the delegation stated that
Israel's economy remained stable
last year despite the dislocations
caused by the June war. The re-
port attributed this to slow-down
measures taken in 1966 which put
a brake on a too rapidly expand-
ing economy thereby reducing the
dangers of inflation.
The report said that the suffer-
ing caused by reduced production
and increased unemployment was
off-set by the foundations laid for
renewed growth. It stated that very
few countries succeeded to the
same extent in achieving economic
stability.

$168

To $75.00 SUITS OR

TOPCOATS c

Don't miss this buy on
Suits or Topcoats — Out
of a group they go at

500

$45.00 CAR COATS

Famous Nome Brand Car $2488
Coats go until sold out
at the low price of

ALL ITEMS ADVERTISED SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE

$5.00 DRESS OR
SPORT SHIRTS

go

while they
last at
Out
these shirts $288

$5.00
KNIT SHIRTS

While these Knit
Shirts last—Out
of a group

$2"

TO $25.00 WINTER
JACKETS

Famous Brands,
out of a group
at

Out of a group
—Lambs Wool &
Cable Stitch at

$30.00 ALL
WEATHER COATS

Out of a group
these go at
only

TO $17.00
SWEATERS

15

$788

TO $40.00
SPORT COATS

Out these go—
out of a group
at

15

DON'T MISS II! THOUSANDS OF ITEMS OK SALE NOT ADVERTISED .

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