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May 31, 1968 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-05-31

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Jewish Communities Dying Out in Africa; Thousands Emigrate

Earl Wilson and Jim Landis hit
home runs while pinch hitting for
the Tigers in 1967.

LONDON (JTA) — The once supporting the Middle East peace aged to speak, Judge Zeltner said.' Regarding Syria, the report
large and flourishing Jewish com- mission of Ambassador Gunnar V Throughout the session they tried stated that some 120,000 refugees
munities of North Africa have Jarring, but the Cairo government to depict Israel as a cruel and had moved, as a result of the June THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
been drastically reduced in num- is in fact still following the policy ruthless oppressor, he declared.
Friday, May 31, 1968-19
hostilities, from the Kuneitra dis-
bers since the beginning of the of rejecting peace with Israel.
In the General Assembly Mon- trict which was occupied by Israel
decade and in some case, are near
mainly to Damascus and Deraa.
Replying to several letters ad-
the vanishing point, according to a dressed to the UN chief in the last day, Jordan compared Israel to This movement has resulted in ag-
the
racist
governments
of
South
report published here by the Cen- three weeks by the Egyptian rep-
Africa and Rhodesia. all three of gravating the problems of shelter,
tral British Fund for Jewish Relief resentatives here, Tekoah stated which,
according to Jordanian Am- food, clothing, medical services
and Rehabilitation.
that "no verbal hoax can conceal bassador Muhammad H. El Farra, and education "all of which call
The largest North African Jew- the basic fact that the UAR policy Practice "m o n 0 lithic. exclusive for urgent solution," the report
ish community, that of Morocco, remains in word and deed the and chauvinistic nationalism," El- declared.
numbers 50,000 today, compared to policy of the Khartoum confer- Farra addressed the General As-
200,000 in 1960, according to the ence: no peace, no negotiation, no sembly during the body's continu- German Reparations
report. The second largest, in recognition of Israel. It is obvious ing debate on the situation in
German reparations were form-
Tunisia has been reduced from 61,- that as long as the Khartoum de- Southwest Africa where efforts
000 in 1960 to 16,000 today.
cisions continue to express Egypt's are being made to free that area ally agreed upon between former
There are only 3,000 Jews left attitude, Egypt bars in effect the from the Renublic of South German Chancellor Konrad Ade-
in Algeria out of 130,000 in 1960, road to any peaceful agreement." Africa's jurisdiction. According to nauer and the then Israel Foreign
1,600 left in Egypt and 200 in
Tekoah also informed Thant El-Farra. "Zionism in Israel" is
Libya. Aden, in southwest Arabia, that the Egyptian claims to an in- comparable to apartheid in South Minister Moshe Sharett at Luxem-
which had 500 Jews is 1964, has terest in human rights is contra- Africa and to racism in Southern bourg on Sept. 10, 1951. The ini-
none today.
tial repayment figure was placed
dicted "in the treatment by the Rhodesia.
A contention by the Lebanese UAR government of minority
34a',
Tekoah, who addressed the as- at $715,000,000, to be paid in goods
ambassador to Britain that all is groups in Egypt, including the epr-
over a 12-year period for material
sembly
on
the
same
subject
last
well with Jews in Arab countries secution to which the Jewish com-
week, h a d voiced Israel's sym- damages to Israeli Jews who suf-
was disputed by J. I. Linton, con- munity continues to be subjected." pathy
14500 W. 7 MILE
for to people of Southwest fered under Hitler, plus $107,000,-
sultant on international affairs to
Regarding the situation in the Africa who are attempting to es- 000 for the rehabilitation of Jewish
AT
LODGE X-WAY
the World Jewish Congress, in a Gaza Strip, now occupied by Is- tablish an independent state, to victims outside Israel.
letter published in the London rael, Tekoah charged that Egypt's be
called Namidia.

Times, The Lebanese envoy had objectives in the area "envision UN Unit Told Jordan and Syria
made his claim in response to a the continued. oppression of the Economically, Socially Hurt
statement by Lord Arthur Balfour Strip's Arab inhabitants who have by Post-War Developments
on the plight of Jews in Arab been denied all human, political,
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA)
lands.
civil and economic rights by the
Linton said the ambassador Egyptians over a period of 19 —Jordan and Syria have been af-
had probably based his informa- years that ended only with the out- fected adversely in the economic
tion on his • own country's un- come of last June's Six-Day War." and social fields as a result of last
hostile attitude twoward its Jew-
A member of the Israeli dele- June's Six-Day War, the United
ish minority. Lebanon is the
gation to the International Hu- Nations Economic a n d Social
--only Christian Arab state. Lin-
man Rights Conference, recent- Council was informed Monday in
ton noted that in the 20 years
ly held in Teheran, warned here a special study on "selected" de-
from 1947 to 1967, nearly 800,-
that Israel's enemies—principal. velopment problems in various
000 Jews left the Arab countries
ly the Arab states and Soviet countries in the Middle East. The
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Jordan
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Africa, the majority of them
climate that could lead to Is-
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finding refuge in Israel. Those
rael's expulsion from the United While financial assistance to Jor-
Jews who remained were sub-
`Nations. Judge Zeev Zeltner said dan was voted by the Arab con-
jected to a storm of violence
that such a campaign was indi- ference at Khartoum, Sudan last
and hostility in the aftermath of
cated by the behavior of the So- Sept. 1, only $21,500.000 has thus
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last June's Arab-Israeli war,
viet and Arab delegates at the far been paid by Kuwait, Libya
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and Saudi Arabia to Jordan out
532-1097
Linton said.
conference which was supposed
While authorities in Morocco to discuss ways of improving and of a 'total of $112,000,000 yearly
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pledged, the report noted.
and Tunisia took steps to protect broadening human rights all over
"Israel's occupation of the
their Jewish citizens from mob the world.
violence, those in Egypt, Syria and ference until its closing session, West Bank of the Jordan River
Iraq not only left their Jews un- the Arabs and the Soviets were and of the Gaza Strip," the re-
protected but subjected them to preoccupied with anti-Israel re- port stated, "provoked an exo-
official maltreatment either in- solutions. Judge Zeltner said. They dus from these areas to the East
directly or by mass arrests, he succeeded in pushing through a re- Bank, roughly estimated at 289,-
said, Many hundreds of. Jews were solution denouncing Israel for the 000 people in the period from
Pop rates tops with us too. And to prove it we have his
imprioned in Egypt without charge alleged violation of the human June 5 to Dec. 31, 1967.
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"As
a
result,
the
population
of
or trial and suffered inhuman rights of Arabs in the occupied
from a fine array of the new rage—the Nehru Jacket,
the East Bank increased roughly
treatment at the hands of their territories.
popular turtlenecks, handsome Spqrt Jackets, colorful r
by
one-fourth,
causing
a
rapid
ex-
jailers, Linton said, and many
The Russians and Arabs kept in-
Slacks and More .. . .
have still not been released.
terrupting Israeli speakers to such pansion of the demand for food.
Our meticulous attention to fine tailoring and
In Syria and Iraq, Jews were an extent that they hardly man- shelter and basic services, includ-
ing health and education. The East
superb fitting, coupled with unparalleled personal
arrested, suffered violence, boy-
Bank area finds itself currently
service, offers that little bit more that makes a
cotts and prevention from leaving
with a population of about
world of difference!
those countries. Linton noted that
1,500,000 nearly half-600,000—of
.v.
last March the Iraqi government
which consists of refugees and dis-
published new laws subjecting its
placed persons with a constant
Jewish population to severe eco-
trickle of people across the river
nomic restrictions.
to the East.
At the United Nations, Ambas-
CUSTOM
"While international assistance
GROSSINGER'S — Following a
sador Yosef Tekoah of Israel told
TAILOR
has
contributed
considerably,
and
Secretary General U Thant that call by its president, Dr. Abraham
continues
to
contribute,
to
meet-
the situation of the Jewish people P. Gannes, urging "the making of
in several Arab countries has Israel studies an integral part of ing emergency needs and over-
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grown increasingly grave.
Jewish education in the United coming the dislocation and disrup-
•.,
Just
W. of Coolidge
Several weeks ago Thant an- States," 200 top Jewish educators tions of educational and health
service,
the
construction
and
in-
nounced that he would send a spe- and academicians in the fields of
LI 5-3558
cial emissary to the Middle East Hebrew and Jewish studies spent sufficiency of housing and shelter-
to study the situation of civilians four days at the 42nd annual con- ing facilities have placed an abnor-
Open Mon., Thurs., Fri., to 9 p.m.
in various states affected by the ference of the National Council mal strain on the resources which
Sat. to 7 p.m.; Sun. 11 to 3

June war. At that time, Thant pub- for Jewish Education meeting here remain available to the country
lished correspondence he had re- outlining a broad program of ac- and its government."
ceived from Israel in which the tion and activities for the intro-
Israelis had insisted that the mis- duction of Israel studies into
sion look particularly into the con- American religious schools.
They heard Gen. Yitzhak Rabin,
dition of Jews in Egypt. Thant
said Egypt had agreed to the 'gen- Israeli commander during the Six
eral proposition of cooperating Day War and now Israeli ambas-
Cordially invites you and your friends to
with a new UN emissary.
sador to the United States, tell
A previous UN mission headed them that Hebrew education is the
by Ambasador Nils Goran-dus- key denominator in the rebirth of
sing, which had examined the the state of Israel and the in-
situation of civilians in the Arab vigoration of all Jewry throughout
countries, reported to Thant the world. "Nuture your Jewish-
months ago that Egypt did not ness," he told the educators in
12-5 p.m.
allow the mission to look into an address in Hebrew, "for in it
06 situation of Jews there.
lies the only hope of world Jewish
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Another convention highlight was
t to, the Middle East or who an address by the novelist of the
Sunday, June 9-12-5 p.m.
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