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June 21, 1968 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-06-21

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Site of Mount Sinai
Scholars disagree on the exact
location of Mount Sinai, where
of immigration Israel expects from Moses received the Law. The site of
the Western world; new approaches St. Catherine's Monastery is be-
were needed.
lieved by some to he Mt. Sinai.
He told the delegates that while
Israel could noc assure Western Classified Ads Get Quick Results
immigrants of the standard of liv-
ing to which they were accust- THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
omed, Israel could assure a "prop-
Friday, June 21, 1968-9
er living standard materially" but
even much higher cultural and
social living standards.
Lead the way with
"In any case," he said, "I don't
think American Jews would come
to Israel to seek the American way
of living or the American living
standard." He said that assurance
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Eshkol Assures Jewish Agency of ontinuing R ole iniya

stipulated that each faction was of 48 to 31. In other pairings, Gen.
to select its own representatives' Dayan was favored for the pre-
Minister Levi Eshkol gave his as-
miership over Allon, 62 to 12, Esh-
surance Monday that the Jewish in the government. By proposing
Almogi to succeed Gen. Allon kol over Allon, 46 to 31, and Esh-
Agency will be expected to con-
tinue to exercise responsibility for as minister of labor, Eshkol ap- kol over Begin by 59 to 21. The
"needy immigrants and refugees," peared to them to be doing the results were based on findings
notwithstanding the establishment selecting arbitrarily. A 1 ni o g i from 1,200 questionnaires.)
himself became ill during the
Gen. Allon told the World Zion-
of a ministry of absorption by the
meeting Monday night and was ist Congress that the new absorp-
admitted to Hadassah Hospital. tion office would be both an execu-
Eshkol stated that position in a
letter to Aryeh L. Pincus, chair-; Doctors said they found no signs tive and coordinating factor but
that its creation would not relieve
man of the Jewish Agency. The of a serious illness.
(A number of former members other governmental offices of their
letter was intended to clarify the
future position of the . Jewish Agen- of Rafi have announced formation obligations in immigrant absorp-
cy which many believe is in jeop- of a committee which will seek to tion and integration.
He said special emphasis would
ardy as a result of the cabinet's make Gen. Moshe Dayan, Israel's
be placed in the new ministry on
decision a week ago to set up an defense minister, the premier.
(A sectional public opinion poll integration efforts through lands-
absorption ministry.
Delegates to the 27th World in an undisclosed section of Israel manschaften and other forms of
Zionist. Congress, especially those was reported to show that Gen. immigrant associations. Speaking
involved in fund-raising for Israel Dayan was favored over Eshkol at a congress plenary session, Gen.
abroad, had expressed fear that for the premier's post by a ratio Allon said that for the new type
new ministry was intended to usurp
the Jewish Agency's functions in
the sphere of immigrant absorption
and that this would have reper-
cussions on fund-raising overseas.
Some of those delegates told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that
Eshkol's letter had relieved their
The text of the letter to Pincus
was approved by the cabinet Sun-
day. It said: "From the various
meetings which we have held to-
gether it is clear that there have
arisen some misunderstandings as
a result of the decision of the goy- ,
ernment as announced June 9 (to
establish an absorption ministry).
"In order to remove any doubt,
I wish to state that the govern-
ment did not intend by that de-
cision to take over responsibility
relating to needy immigrants and
refugees which has always been
primarily the responsibility of
world Jewry. In establishing the
ministry of absorption, its func-
tions and responsibilities w ill
have to be determined by a joint
committee of the government
and Jewish Agency which has
been appointed and will report
(Herut Party leader Menahem
Begin, who is on a United States
tour on behalf of Israel Bonds,
will remain in the U.S. until June
25, having received Premier Esh-
kol's assurance that no cabinet
vote will be taken on the absorp-
tion ministry until he returns to
Israel. Eshkol notified the Herut
leader of the delay after receiving
an appeal from the bond organi-
zation to make it possible for Be-
gin not to cut short his visit.
(The 'former Rafi faction within
the Israel Labor Party secretariat
decided at a meeting Monday night
to dissociate itself from Eshkol's
proposed cabinet changes which
would elevate Labor Minister Yi-
gal Allon to the rank of deputy
prime minister in charge of th?.
projected new ministry and place
former Rafi leader Yosef Almogi
in the labor post. But while the
Rafi members objected strenuously
to Eshkol's method of introducing
the change without prior consulta-
tion, it was uncertain Tuesday
whether they would vote against
the proposal when it, comes be-
fore the Knesset for ,a vote.
(Some of the other parties are
known to be against any. changes
before the next national elec-
tions. The Rafi element was par-
ticularly incensed because the
merger agreement between them-
selves, Mapai and Ahdut Avoda,
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States Undersecretary of Com-
merce Howard J. Samuels met
with Israel's Minister of Trade and
Industry Zeev Sharef to explore
ways to reduce Israel's $102,000,000
a year trade deficit with the United
Sharef said that in view of Is-
rael's expanding industry, its im-
ports from the U.S. were likely to
increase. He hoped that America
would find ways to increase its
imports from Israel. Last year Is-
rael's exports to the U.S. totaled
$91,000,000. But its Imports amount-
ed to $193,000,000.

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