Jews in Czechoslovakia suffered
severe persecutions in the period
explained later that the attack re- of the Crusades, and many were
WASHINGTON (JTA)—The John- a spy vessel, equipped with elab-
Israelpaid the U.S. $3,323,500 in suited from the mistaken belief forcibly baptized.
son administration has been orate electronic surveillance gear
accused of misleading the Ameri- and assigned by the National compensation to the families of 34 that the ship was Egyptian.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
can public on the facts of the Security Agency, which special- Americans killed on the Liberty
The book asserted that when the
izes in breaking the military last June 8. The Liberty was hit
Friday, June 7, 1968-15
accidental Israli attack on the
USS Liberty during the Six-Day codes of other nations. Presum- by jets and torpedo boats while in "President Johnson issued a flat
War. The charges were contained ably, the Liberty was monitoring international waters 15.5 nautical
to all members of his Successful Salesmen to do
in a book, "Anything but the Israeli and A r a b battlefield miles off the Sinai coast. Israel directive
administration to discuss no aspect computorized In s u r a n c e
Truth," offered as an expose of
of the situation with the press. planning with business and
"The Credibility Gap," by White
. . . Americans were left in the professional clients: Inten-
House correspondents William
dark on the President's thinking sive training program be-
McGaffin and Erwin Knoll.
and the government's plans." When
According to the writers, "When
reporters disclosed that the United gins August 5.
Congressmen, responding to let-
JERUSALEM — Benyamin Tse- meant considerable hardship for States had not real intention of For free aptitude test to
ters train relatives of the dead daka. 23, the first Samaritan stu- many people, and as soon as it be- keeping commitments to Israel on see if you qualify, Call
sailors, demanded to know w4 dent at the Hebrew University and came possible, under the family the Tiran Straits blockade, "the
MAURICE A. BETMAN, C.L.U.
the ship had been so close to the possibly the only Samaritan at any reunion scheme, the family moved President grew angry . . . but no
Assistant General Agent
Israeli shore, the Pentagon offered university, has set out to discover to Holon, where by this time there effort was made to set the record
an explanation . . . nothing short the historic basis of his com- were several families of Tsedakas. straight or to furnish a basis for
LIFE INSURANCE CO.
of ludicrous. It said the position munity.
accurate reports," the book as-
was required so that the Liberty
"Christians and Jews have stu- maritans before the Six-Day War serted.
could use the moon as a passive
reflector for its communications. died the history of the Samaritans, was 160, while 240 Samaritans
. One Defense Department offi- but no Samaritan has ever syste- lived in Nablus, but after the war
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Vial, whO winced at his depart- matically explored his past, and so several families moved from Na-
inent's claim, quipped that the
some 200 persons in each branch
Liberty — to keep up with the it," he said.
of the community.
changing position of the moon —
He believes that his enrollment
Benyamin Tsedaka grew up in
would have had to sail right across at the . Hebrew University of Je-
rusalem is an indication that the a Tel Aviv atmosphere, graduated
the sands of Sinai."
from high school and joined the
FORMERLY JACK'S BARBER SHOP
McGaffin and Knoll said "the enmity and misgivings between Israel Air Force. Last year he be-
truth, which leaked out soon
IN: MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN HAIRCUTTING
overcome after more than 2000 gan studying at the Hebrew Uni-
Razor Cutting and Manicures
versity, concentrating on the He-
enough, was that the ship was years.
brew language, and this year is
20 YEARS IN 7 MILE-SCHAEFER AREA
Born in Nablus, like most Sa- majoring in Bible.
maritans in Palestine Benyamin
IF YOU TURN THE
Referring to the term "The Good
20037 W. 8 MILE
Tsedaka moved with his family to Samaritan," he explains that it
was not used by the Christians for
the year before 'Israel's indepen- reasons of love for the Samaritans,
•PSIDE DOWN YOU WONT
FIND A FINER WINE THAN
dence, the Tsedaka family returned "but perhaps to show that the Sa-
to Nablus to settle. But after four maritans were more sympathetic
years the family was again on the to them than were the Jews."
move. The Jordan-Israel frontier
Tsedaka considers that, like the
separating families in the differ-
Milan Wineries, Detroit,' Mich.
ent branches of the community Jews, the Samaritans belong to
the People of Israel, and stresses
that only these two peoples have
the right to such a claim. "When
the Jews went into exile after the
emergence of Christianity, the
Samaritans remained in the Holy
Land," he said, "but the population
of close to one million Samaritans
living here luring the period 100-
300 CE was decimated."
In the 4th and 5th Centuries,
Tsedaka said, hudreds of thous-
ands of Samaritans were killed
when they protested against the
$65 to -$125 Values
Byzantine seizure and conversion
of holy places. After the Arab con-
quest of the Holy Land in the 7th
Century, the number of Samaritans
dropped to between 100,000 and
200,000, and by the 17th Century
their number was at an all-time
low — 30 souls. At the end of the
18th Century, they had increased
to 130 persons, and at that time
they had renewed their ties with
When are you going? Not that it's any of
The Finest . .. All Hand Tailored
the Jews, upon the beginning of
our business, but listen, if you go during
Jewish settlement in Palestine,
after a span of 2000 years.
the day, it's one thing . • . you got an affair
The small Samaritan community,
at night . . . that's another story. You go
living is isolation in Nablus, was
to a Bar Mitzvah, or a wedding—a Confir-
vulnerable to disease, and at the
mation party, maybe, and you wear a tuxedo,
end of World War I, 20 persons
like everybody else. Or maybe you've got a
died of cholera. The number again
totalled 130 when an Italian an-
brocade jacket, or a fancy vest, or a ruffled
thropologist, Prof. A. Gini, visited
lime shirt. Well, that's all the more reason
the community in 1932, and having
for you to pay attention. Let's face it: you're
ascertained their difficult condi-
tions appealed to the world public
all dressed from the ankles up, and from
to assist the Samaritans.
the ankles down, forget it. What are you
The call was heeded, among
wearing? Army shoes? This isn't a parade,
others by Israel's late President
it's a party. You need some dressy, plain-
Itzhak Ben Zvi, who was especially
toe, smooth-leather, lightweight Florsheims.
interested in exotic communities
in Israel, and by the Jewish
Black patents, maybe. Or a pair of Italian
Agency, which established a school
imports. Because when you walk in wearing
for the Samaritans in Nablus. The
your everyday wingtips, right away everyone
American Jewish Joint Distribu-
tion Committee also helped and its
feels sorry for your wife.
1 ate executive vice - chairman,
Charles Jordan, fearlessly visited
Nablus while it was under Jordan-
ian rule to assist the Samaritans
Intermarriage with Jews is now
acknowledged by the ,Samaritan
religious authorities as well as by
the Israel Ministry of the Inter-
While Benyamin Tsedaka is
studying the history of Samaritan-
Jewish relations he is also busy
Lecturing on Samaritan History
fine clothes for over 30 years
and Culture to interested groups
15200 W. SEVEN MILE ROAD
throughout Israel, among them or-
3 BLOCKS EAST OF GREENFIELD
ganizations like WIZO (Women's
DAILY TO 6:00 P.M. MON. & THURS. 12 TO 9:00 P.M.
Two Stores at NORTHLAND CENTER
SUNDAY 11 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
International Zionist Organization),
(Why two? Don't ask, just look.)
a Histadrut (General Federation of
WE HONOR MICHIGAN BANKARD and SECURITY
Labour), and in kibutzim, and
would like to lecture abroad.
Reporters Accuse Administration of Misleading the Public on Liberty Affair
First Samaritan Hebrew U. Student
Studying History of Ancient Sect
FOR FATHER'S DAY!
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