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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-03-22

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Detrost =Jeuaish Community Leads National
Philanthropic Efforts With Record Gifts .


Opening Campaign Meeting
Marks the Highest Standards
With a Total of $7 , 040 ,000

Setting the highest standard on record in fund raising
in this community, with a total of $7,040,000 computed in
pledges reported at the opening dinner of the Allied Jewish
Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund, held at the Jewish Cen-
ter Wednesday evening, the Detroit Jewish community also
emerged as the leader of all cities in the land in national
statistics made known by the United Jewish Appeal, the
ajor beneficiary of the drive.
A generous response to both the regular funds raised
or UJA, local and national causes by the Allied Jewish
Campaign, and the extra emergency funds to assure Israel's
economic security, indicated . a continuation of interest by
Detroit Jewry which set the high standards in the spontane-
ous response to Israel's needs last May and June.
Inspired by the speech of Brig. Gen. Avraham Yoffe,
one of the major commanders of the Israeli armed forces
in the Six-Day War, and the campaign leaders, Alfred
Deutsch and Maxwell Jospey, co-chairmen of the drive,
Hyman Safran, president of the Jewish Welfare Federation,
and heads of campaign divisions, workers who gathered for
the report session at the opening dinner proceeded with
the campaign efforts, aiming to raise a minimum of at
least an additional $3,000,000 to make this year's a $10,-
000,000 drive. The campaign is scheduled to conclude
on May 8.
William Avrunin, executive vice president of the Jew-
ish Welfare Federation, in a summary of the campaign's
progress as of Wednesday night, announced the total of
$7,040,000 subscribed by 10,418 donors who last year had
_given $3,835,000.
Pointing out that 15,000 more prospective contributors
are yet to be reached and that the goal this year is to double
the previous gifts to the Allied Jewish Campaign,—the main
objective to be attained in the remaining seven-week
period of the drive which is scheduled to end on May 8-
Avrunin expressed confidence that the dedicated corps of
3,000 workers provides assurance that "we will do it."
Gen. Yoffe, in his effective, matter-of-fact manner of
evaluating the conditions which led to the June war. and
the sense of identification with their destiny that resulted
in the war's triumph, spoke also ofthe possibilities for

(Continued on Page 48)

Dayan Narrowly Escapes Death

(Direct OrisA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV—Defense Minister Moshe Dayan narrowly escaped
with his life Wednesday after having been buried in a cave in an
archaeological site near Holon, south of Tel Aviv.
Gen. Dayan, one of whose hobbies is archaeology, was digging
near the site of a new road when the accident occurred. He was
totally covered, except for one hand
which he thrust up above his head. A
wagon driver and his son, who wit-
nessed the accident, went to his aid and
with the assistance of roadworkers, dug
him out.
Gen. Dayan was rushed to Tel Hasho-
mer Hospital in Tel Aviv where he was
treated for superficial head injuries and
bruises. He did not lose consciousness
and talked with the doctors treating
him. A bulletin issued at the hospital
Wednesday night said he was feeling
better and sleeping. A communique from
the prime minister's office said that the
defense minister would have to remain in the hospital for several

Zionist Anniversaries
:Greeted by Officials

A series of important local anniversaries

were greeted this week in proclamations and

resolutions by the State Legislature, the Detroit
Common Council, Mayor James Clarkson of
Southfield and Governor George Romney.
Council President Ed Carey introduced and
sponsored the Council resolution.
Rep. Daniel Cooper sponsored the State
resolution. .
Governor Romney's message was addressed
to Louis Panush, chairman of the public rela-
tions department of the Zionist Organization
The resolutions and proclamations, which
will be presented to the ZOD at its meeting
Monday night, at which Congressman William
Broomfield will be the speaker, acclaim the
limp– 20th anniversary of the State of Israel; the 50th
anniversaries of the Balfour Declaration and
founding in Detroit of the Jewish National
rid Council and the Young Judaea movement,
the 35th anniversary of ZOD's Balfour


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A Weekly Review

Vol. LI I I, No. 1

of Jewish Events

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—VE 8-9364—Detroit 48235

March 22, 1968

Murder of Civilians, Eilat's
ragedy Disrupt 'Tranquility',
enewed Warfare Instigated


Israeli forces occupied the Jordanian village of Al-Kar-
ama Thursday morning in the all-out e f f or t to uproot the
source of terrorists' concentrations and to end the sabotage
against Israel. Several hours of fighting which resulted
in many casualties preceded the capture of what is believed
to have been the major center of saboteurs' concentrations.
Iraqi as well as Jordanian forces were fought by the Israelis.

Defiance of the cease-fire decisions and a continuous series of acts of
sabotage, guerrilla warfare and the murder of civilians in Israel has created
a warlike mood among the angered Israeli population, and the minimal
tranquility that has existed in the Middle East since the Six-Day War could
terminate at almost any time. A shocking tragedy north of Eilat, the death
of two men who accompanied a group of vacationing children, and injuries
to 28 of the children; the murder of a Kibutz Ashdod Yaacov member and
scores of other incidents forced protests to the United Nations, warnings
at the UN and by Israeli officials and occasioned a mood of anger among
Israelis demanding retaliation.

(Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV—Two victims of a terrorists' mine which exploded under a schoolbus
loaded with children on a Negev road north of Eilat, Monday, were buried here Wed-
nesday. The victims were Dr. Pessach Meilin, a medic al attendant traveling with
the group, and Hannan Kalev, a young volunteer counselor. Both were graduates of
the Herzliah Gymnasium which was conducting its annual spring excursion for seventh
and eighth-grade pupils when disaster struck.
Nine of the pupils were in the hospital Tuesday, two of them in serious condition
but said to be out of danger; 21 other youngsters with minor injuries were home with
their parents after receiving emergency first aid at Eilat where they spent the night.
There were, in all, 35.0 on the excursion, part of Herzliah's "Know Your Land" pro-
gram which takes youngsters on overnight bus trips and hikes to places of interest
in Israel. Thirty of the group, which filled. three chartered buses, were teachers, medi-
cal attendants, counselors . and a few accompanying parents.
The bus struck the road mine near Beer Orah, the scene of four other mine in-
cidents during the previous 24 hours, all of them obviously aimed at civilian traffic.
As on the other occasions, security patrols found several pairs of footprints leading to-
ward the Jordanian border.
The death of a kibutz member in a mine explosion and renewed mortar and ma-
chine-gun fire by Jordanian units across the cease-fire demarcation line were re-
ported by a military spokesman at Kibutz Ashdod Yaacov, in the Beisan Valley, when a
platform towed by a tractor struck a newly planted anti-vehicle mine in a field less
than a mile from the Jordan River. It was the kibutz's third fatality to result from
the activities of Arab marauders. Three pairs of footprints were found near the scene
leading back to the river.
Anger boiled in Israel's capital over the mining of the school bus. It was the
kind of incident, observers noted, that rouses even the most cool-headed to 13,
14, 15)
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Worldwide Protests Condemn
Polish Anti-Semitism; Large
Number of Jews Under - Arrest

With an unprecdented number of Jews under arrest, Jewish officials
ousted from official posts and accusations that Zionists instigated the student
protests against the Polish government, public opinion has been aroused
throughout the world, and all major Jewish organization in this country and
many European countries registered their condemnation of the occurrences.
Among the latest to be ousted from office is Roman Zambroski, one of the
Jewish officials, former member of the ruling Politburo and a vice chairman
of the Central Auditing Commission.
LONDON (JTA)—Mass arrests have begun in Poland where a dispro-
portionate number of Jews have been taken into custody along with other
Polish students protesting the Communist Party's control over 'the cultural
affairs, according to information from reliable sources reaching here. The
arrests were the latest development in what has become a massive campaign
by the government and the Communist Party to suppress an incipient student
revolt by blaming it on an "international Zionist conspiracy" and "incite-
ment" by Polish Jews and others allegedly in sympathy with "Zionists."
Arrests have been made in five cities—Warsaw, Cracow, Lublin, Kato-

the press,.
wicz and. Lodz—as high Communist Party officials, echoed by
radio and television continued to castigate "Zionists" and former Jewish
almost .
Party leaders fOr. allegedly trying to undermine the regime. But in char*.
of anti-Semitism.
- (eontinued on Page '35):

Israelis Pledge Dollar
Support in Gold Crisis

TEL AVIV (JTA)—The price of gold rose
slightly in Israel in reaction to the internation-
al gold rush in European capitals, particularly
Paris, but officials here said that Israel would
take no action that might jeopardize the posi-
tion of the American dollar.
Trading in gold is not legal in Israel, the
officials pointed out. Israel's monetary reserves
are mostly in dollars and other free currency,
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was informed.
Less ,than $50,000,000 is in gold. The Israel
pound is not freely convertible and there is no
guaranteed cover of any kind. Israel's central
bank is not committed to pay counter value in
dollars and accepts only the Israel pound as
legal tender for debts.
Some activity was reported on the black
market here where the price of gold rose
steeply. But authorities pointed out that these
were mostly small transactions involving gold
coins, not bullion or gold bricks. On the official
market, the price of gold sovereigns went up
from 41 to 44 Israel pounds while a kilogram
of gold was quoted at 4,400 Israel pounds today
compared to the previous price of 4,200 pounds
,(Related story on Page 3)

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