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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-05-03

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Five Days Remain
To Assure Allied
Campaign's Success

TELETHON
Community-' Vide
Appeal . 1Jr
Great Campaign

The closing event of the current Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel
Emergency Fund—the Victory Dinner to be held next Wednesday
at the Jewish Community Center—must emerge a truly victori-
ous occasion. It will be a victory if all prospective contributors an-
nounce their gifts before May 8. This is an emergency campaign,
and its success depends upon every Jewish citizen's generosity.
Make YOUR gift without delay!

THE JEWISH NE

'7' F:2 C) I – r

Russia's
Unsavory Role

A Weekly Review

Editorials
Page 4

This Nation's
Serious Duty
in Current
Political
Campaign

MICHIGAN

India Premier
Gandhi's Evasions

of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

OL. LII I, No. 7

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit—VE 8-9364----May 3, 1968

Commentary
Page 2

$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

srael Rejects UN Pressure,
arks Birthday With Parade

HIAS Will Assist
Jews Seeking Way
of Leaving Poland

(Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK — Jews who leave Poland for reset-
tlement in Western countries can turn to United Hias
service for financial and technical assistance, Gaynor I.
Jacobson, its executive vice president, said Tuesday. He
announced that United Hias was prepared to assume, if
necessary, responsibility for travel arrangements, pro-
cessing expenses and auxiliary costs for Polish Jewish
families who wish to rejoin relatives in the United States,
Canada, Brazil, Australia or other Western lands.
"Many of the 30,000 Jews left in Poland (some fig-
ures list the numbers of Jews remaining in Poland as
20,000)—the pitiful- remnant of the pre-war Jewish com-
munity of 3,500,000—want desperately to be reunited
with their families. We trust that the Polish government
will allow them to leave," Jacobson said. He pointed
out that if a Polish applicant is able to obtain a travel
document and exit permit, then immigration to the United
States is possible.
"United Hias urges U. S. relatives of Jews in Poland
to communicate immediately either with our office or
with one of our cooperating resettlement agencies to
discuss immigration plans and obtain necessary technical
assistance. Relatives—mainly in the U. S.—of about 1,500
Jews in Poland have already turned to United Hias to
assist in effecting family reunion," Jacobson said.
Some 150 members of the extreme left-wing Italian
Jewish Youth Federation demonstrated in front of the
Polish Embassy in Rome Tuesday in protest against the
Warsaw regime's current anti-Jewish campaign.
(Related Stories Page 5)

Rejecting pressure from the United Nations Security Council which had voted unanimously
last Saturday to demand that the planned Jerusalem parade should be abandoned, in a spirit of
resentment over an effort to legislate over Israel's internal affairs, the arrangements for the an-
niversary celebration proceeded on schedule, with a full manifestation of the nationo's military
strength. The parade took place in both the Old and New sectors of Jerusalem and hundreds of
thousands evidenced their devotion to the state in a display of joy over the state's 20 years of
progress and last year's triumphs which resulted in the return of the Western Wall to Israel and
the acquisition of territory which provided new security for the country.
On the eve of the anniversary celebration, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, in a statement mark-
ing the annual Memorial Day in tribute to those who gave their lives in line of duty in the state's
defense since the 1948 War of Independance, warned that "every attempt to destroy Israel will
come to nothing" and declared: "Daily we stand in battle ready to repel aggressors. The strug-
gle is long and hard and we have paid the price of precious blood. But Israel has been saved and
within our hearts there is happiness mingled with sadness. Long rows of fresh graves have been
added to our cemeteries. On a tray of steel and lead they have given us our lives anew."
President Zalman Shazar, in his Independence Day message, extolled the marvels and hero-
ism that brought his country to its present state in the short life span of its 20 years. He praised
the skills and human resources of his countrymen, declaring: "We now have raised an expert gen-
eration with outstanding accomplishments." He paid tribute to the Jewish communities in free
societies for tendering help to Israel's growth "withliving concern and true brotherhood" em-
phasizing that Jews "have stood behind us" in every trial, but adding that the trials have not yet
ceased. He hailed Israel's finest year as the last one in which "Jerusalem was unified and the
Western Wall became once again the shrine of prayer for our people everywhere."
President Johnson Tuesday hailed Israel on the occasion of its 20th anniversary as a state
that has set "an outstanding example of how people of widely disparate backgrounds can achieve
a thriving democratic nation." In a message addressed to President Shazar he expressed confi-
dence -that Israel will work toward a just peace acceptable to itself and its neighbors.
"I am pleased to extend to you and to the people of Israel my congratulations and those of
the people of the United States on the -20th anniversary of your independence. During this brief
period of time, the state of Israel has made great strides, socially, economically and politically. It
has set an outstanding example of how people of widely disparate backgrounds can achieve a
thriving democratic nation._ But three times during these 20 years war has broken out. The Mid-
dle East remains beset by violence and hatred. These are trying times—times in which patience
and cool judgment must prevail. My warm wishes to your people on this milestone of statehood

(Continued on Page 12)

Anticipate Community's Greatest
Fund-Raising Achievement May 8
at Allied Drive Victory Dinner

Hundreds of volunteer workers for the 1968 Allied Jewish Cam-
paign-Israel Emergency Fund are increasing personal solicitations and
telephone calls to reach all their prospects in the next five days.
The victory dinner, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
Jewish Community Center, is expected to reveal the greatest achieve-
ment in fund raising ever made by the Detroit Jewish community.
Four Detroiters will be named Fellows of Israel Education and
(Continued on Page 3)

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Poster Honors Warsaw Heroes:

A large poster commem-
orating the 25th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the martyrdom of Jews
under the Nazi regime has been distributed by the Education and Culture Department of the Jew-
ish Agency-American Section to 4,000 Jewish schools. It features a photograph of the monument
at Yad Mordecai for Mordecai Anilewicz, commander of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Telethon workers for the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emer-
gency Fund resort to reaching the last prospects by telephone so that
final figures can be reported at the May 8 victory dinner at the Jew-
ish Community Center. Manning the phones in the library of the Fred
M. Butzel Building are (from left) Arthur Braverman; Morton Hack;
Seymour Jones, chairman of the Telethon for the mechanical trades
division; Merle Harris, chairman of mechanical trades; and George
Friedman. The Telethon will continue until the evening of the victory
dinner on Wednesday.

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