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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-05-17

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State Legislature Salutes Israel

Resolution Sponsored by Rep. Albert A. Kramer

Detailed Story on Page 3

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A Weekly Review

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Editorial
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U.S. Kinship
With Israel

of Jewish Events

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

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VOL. LIIL No. 9

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit—VE 8-9364—May 17, 1968

Ending Poverty
in Peaceful. AiTcs
Editorials
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$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

Sk tici Marks J rring Mission;
Lebanon Joins Ara errorist Force,
Adds Grimly to New Threats in M. E

(Direct JTA. Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

New Czech Stamp Series
Marks Jewry's Millenium

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

PRAGUE—The Czechoslovak Post Office has issued
a series of postage stamps commemorating the 1.000th
anniversary of the Czech Jewish community which will
be celebrated officially a year from now.
The issuance of the series, each containing six stamps
with a tiny inset of a traditional menora (ritual can-
delabra) is seen here as further evidence of the more
liberal attitude toward the Jews taken by the new Czech
regime.
(The director of the Czechoslovak travel bureau in
North America announced in New York Monday that the
Czech-Jewish millenium will be celebrated next year
with official approval and subsidies. The previous regime
in Prague withdrew its support from the celebrations,
which were to have been held this spring, following the
June Arab-Israel war.)
The subject matter on the new Czech stamps includes
Jewish ritual objects and synagogue decorations, .a re-
production of the 700-year-old Alt-Neue Synagogue in
Prague, an ancient tombstone in the Prague Jewish
cemetery and a portrait of Rabbi David Ganz, _ a 16th
Century astronomer, mathematician and Talmudic scholar.

Jordanians Reported Turning
Against El Fatah Marauders

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

LONDON — A British correspondent reported from
Amman Tuesday that public sentiment in Jordan may be
turning against El Fatah marauders as retaliatory action
by Israel for guerrilla activity has created havoc and
destruction on Jordanian soil.
According to Richard Beeston ; in a dispatch to the
Daily Telegraph, claimed "victories" against Israel occur
mainly in the immigration of the guerrillas. But they are
given credence by expensive propaganda material printed
in Damascus and circulated among the Jordanians. While
most Arabs desperately believe the El Fatah claims
"among some farmers in the (Jordan) valley who have
lost their homes, their lands and their livelihoods, there
is bitterness against the guerrillas whose activites have
brought ruthless retaliation," Beeston wrote.

ConfusinEs

UNITED NATIONS — Upon the arrival Wednesday of Ambassador Gunnar V. Jar-
ring, UN special peace envoy to the Middle East, strenuous efforts were still being made by the
Afro-Asian bloc to achieve some action against Israel either at the Security Council or the General
Assembly.
The official reason given by the UN for Jarring's visit is that he was coming here to
continue his mission and for consultation. Officially, the UN has thus far said nothing about
last week's press reports to the effect that Egypt had agreed with him at a Cairo meeting to partic-
ipate in further discussions regarding the Middle East under his auspices in New York. Israel
had already accepted such a proposal, and it is believed Jordan was ready to accept the Jarring
suggestion that the talks be held in New York rather than through personal visits by Jarring to the
capitals of Egypt, Jordan and Israel.
Over a period of five months, Jarring had paid about 42 visits to Cairo, Amman and Jeru-
salem in pursuit of his mission.
He will report on the status of his mission to Secretary-General U Thant, but no date has
been announced for the beginning of his talks with the representatives of Israel, Egypt and Jordan.
However, Cairo has made it clear that the conferences with Jarring will not include face-to-face
talks between the Arabs and Israel.
Meanwhile, efforts to move the Security Council off dead center on its suspended Middle
East debate proceded here. The Council, which recessed its Middle East debate last week, has not
yet met for resumption of that debate. On Wednesday, Souheil Chammas, Lebanon's charge d'af-
faires, who complained to the Security Council that Israel had violated the 1949 armistice agree-
ment last Sunday by shelling a Lebanese village just beyond Israel's northern border. conferred
with Thant. While the Lebanese complaint had not requested a Security Council meeting, Cham-
mas is believed to have urged Thant that some action against Israel be taken by the council.

(Continued on Page 48)

Polish Anti=Seinitism Widely Condemned; Biased
Campaign Continues; Report 300 Jews Lett Poland

LONDON (JTA)—An estimated 4,000 representatives of British Jewry marched in silence
from Hyde Park to the Polish Embassy here Sunday to present to the Polish envoy a letter con-
demning the Polish government's repression of the surviving remnant of Poland's Jews and its
anti-Semitic campaign. The document was taken into the embassy by a deputation consisting of
Chief Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits of the British Commonwealth; Michael Fidler, president of
the Board of Deputies of British Jews; Sir Barnett Janner, MP, chairman of the board's foreign
affairs department; Sir Samuel Fisher, board vice president; and Simon Frisner, chairman of the
Polish-Jewish Ex-Servicemen's Association.
The silent march, which stretched for half a mile, was organized by the Board of Deputies
in conjunction with some 20 other Jewish bodies representing the entire Anglo-Jewish
community. The marchers carried hundreds of banners with statements protesting the cam-
paign of the Communist Polish regime against Polish Jews. Their letter declared that "we are
shocked that the Jews of Poland, numbering about 20.000, many of whom are aged and infirm,
should be singled out as scapegoats and blamed for Poland's internal difficulties." It demanded,
(Continued on Page 5)

Role of New Leftists in Their Enmity for Israel

leadership, an ancient religious dogma,
militarism and a neo-colonialism concept
7:ASHINGTON—The sympathy of many called Zionism."
you(og liberals for Israel last May has
In the thinking of the campus revolution,
turned into apathy and even hostility.
Israel no longer appeals to the "in" crowd Israel is old and therefore bad. The Arab
"liberation" movement is new and therefore
of intellectuals who dream of universal
must necessarily be good. A naive con-
social change.
The main reason Israel descended so cept of the new left is that Communist and
abruptly from the crest of popularity is leftist nations and movements may not be
that she dared to win the war. She dis- perfect but must be excused and supported
played startling military power and refused because they are headed in the proper
to become a victim. Youth indentifies with direction.
Israel is seen as the product of an older
the victims of the world, it would appear.
According to the graduates of the finest generation, a part of the stupid world
universities, Israel is actually part of "the created by parents. Young Jews are sat-
establishment." The bright young men of urated with Israel: "We have heard too
both worlds, the government and the dis- much bragging by pompous rabbis and have
senters, are bored by Israel. Israel, they been dragged to to many posh and smug
say, is based on "archaic traditions, old dinners.•

By MILTON FRIEDIVLA.N

(Copyright 1968. JTA Inc.)

"My father justifies his exploitative
business by saying that he treats Negroes
kindly, just like Israel rationalizes its
subjugation of the helpless Arabs," said
a young _woman, with bristling pride in
her non-conformity. She teaches music but
no longer sings folk songs in Hebrew. "Why
should I have a nostalgia for a Jewish
version of Rhodesia or South Africa that
imposes itself by brute force on an emerg-
ing people?"

A university instructor, also of Jewish
birth, alleged that "Israel is a living hypo-
crisy. It is theoretically based on love and
socialism yet actually exemplifies back-
ward, narrow chauvinism and belief in a
Jewish super-race. I oppose the use of
napalm in Vietnam and have picketed the
Dow Chemical Company. How can I ap-

prove of Israel using napalm? The Israeli
army is something like the Green Berets,
Israel is fighting for the status quo and
against change. Now, I am not an anti-
Zionist nor a Zionist. I met some great
types in Israel. But I have grown bored
to death by all the bragging and
arrogance."
Accounts of Israeli attempts to aid
developing African and Asian nations are
debunked. "Well, Israelis are trying to
soothe their conscience. It is . just like
the American establishment sending out a
Peace Corps of a few thousand while the
main thrust is busy brutalizing Vietnam."
To some extent, Israel is suffering from
the generation gap. Over half of the pow
lation of the United States is now under
(Continued on Page 31

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