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September 06, 1968 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-09-06

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All Detroit Jewish
Schools Start Their
Normal Activities

The Die Is Cast:
Political Campaign
Normal ities

Amicable agreements reached with the teachers by functioning administrations
assured the reopening of all Jewish schools in Detroit this week. Salary scales were ad-
justed this week by the United Hebrew Schools, Cong. Shaarey Zedek, Cong. Bnai David
and Akiva Day School. Hillel Day School completed its arrangements with the teachers
before the close of the last school year.
The United Hebrew Schools' agreement provides for "expanded avenues of com-
munication between the Association of Hebrew Teachers and the board of directors of
the schools. The United Hebrew Schools' detailed agreement with the teachers' associa-
tion will be made public next week.


Community Schools
Planning Ahead


Bigotry Raises
Its Ugly Head

A Weekly Review

Page 4

of Jewish Events

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

Vol: LW, No. 25


September 6, 1968-17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—YE 8-9364

Stirring Social,

Political Issues,
Youths' Roles,
Duties of Voters
in Forthcoming
Crucial Months

Page 2

$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

Terrorist Bombings Create Panic;
Scores Are Injured in Tel Aviv;
Kidnapings Lead to UN Protests

(Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News)

Israel's Immigrant Absorption
Assumes New Role With Doors
Open as Haven for Non-Jews

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — Israel's gates, which have always been open
to Jewish refugees, will be opened wider to admit refugees from
Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, it
was announced here Tuesday.
Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon, who heads the new min-
istery of absorption, said that mixed couples and families from
Czechoslovakia who wish to settle in Israel would be granted the
same rights and privileges accorded all new immigrants. Maj. Gen.
Uzzi Narkiss, director general of the Jewish Agency's immigration
and absorption department, announced that some 50 Czech students
Who were in Israel at the time of the Russian take-over have been
admitted to an Ulpan for Hebrew studies in Haifa and will be
permitted to continue their education in Israel. He said that other
"special arrangements" had been made for the Czechs but did not
give details.
Gen. Allon, at his first press conference as minister of absorp-
tion, outlined the division of functions between the new ministry and
the Jewish Agency which previously had full responsibility for im•
migrant absorption. He stressed that policies in this area will be
laid down jointly by a coordinating body made up of cabinet mem•
bers and members of the Jewish Agency executive. He also noted
that as deputy prime minister he has the authority to ask any
government department to coordinate its activities with his directives.
Gen. Allon said that much of the absorption and economic
integration of new immigrants will be left in the hands of the Jewish
Agency. The three main functions of his ministry will be the promo-
tion of absorption possibilities, actual absorption when the processes
are not dealt with by other departments or bodies, and the coordina-
tion of absorption functions by government and Jewish Agency
bodies. He said that his ministry will also be responsible for the 6,000
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students and youths now in Israel.


Anti-Semitic Wave
Spreads in Polish,
Czech Communism

LONDON (JTA) — The Polish government,
whose anti-Zionist campaign of last spring was
conceded by its own leaders to have degen-
erated into an antiSemitic witch hunt,
emerged as the most vociferous attacker of
"Zionists," Jewish and other liberal elements
among all of the Warsaw Pact nations that
participated in the Soviet-led invasion and
occupation of Czechoslovakia.

According to reports reaching here, the
officially controlled Polish press and other
mass communications media have mounted

an all-out attack on alleged "Zionists" and
On Czech writers and intellectuals linked to
that country's reform movement. The Poles
are blaming them for trying to subvert so-
Cialism in Czechoslovakia and said their action
necessitated the invasion of their homeland to
Venue it from "counter-revolution."

(Continued on Page 6)

TEL AVIV—Four bomb explosions rocked Tel Aviv's central bus station during the

lunch hour rush Wednesday morning. At least one person was killed, and 50 were re-
ported injured. Police cordoned off the area as first aid was rushed to the scene.
Thousands of persons in and around the terminal milled about in near panic seeking
shelter. Many were reported cut by flying glass from shattered windows. Several buses
were reported damaged, and service from the terminal was temporarily suspended.
The bombings—three successive explosions at mid-day followed by a fourth an hour
later—were attributed to Arab terrorists, and several suspects have been arrested for
questioning. Several Arabs were among the injured. According to first reports, the
bombs were concealed in trash bins by "small innocent-looking boys." The method
of planting the bombs was the same used in Jerusalem barely two weeks ago when a
series of time bombs concealed in trash bins blasted the downtown section injuring a
dozen persons. That incident was attributed to Arab terrorists.
A military spokesman reported that an Israeli Army patrol was attacked by bazooka
shells in the northern Beisan Valley early Wednesday morning. The fire came from the
Jordanian side of the border and was returned by the patrol and other Israeli units in
an exchange that lasted an hour. A 10-minute exchange of fire was started by Jordanians
near Umm Tutz Pass south of the Beisan Valley Wednesday morning. There were no
Israeli casualties in either clash. There also was fighting Tuesday at the pass.
A military spokesman reported here that the Israel Navy intercepted two Egyptian
fishing boats in Israeli territorial waters near
Sinai on Aug. 29. The boats were escorted to
Israel to Aid Iran's
a nearby port, and the incident is under in-
vestigation, the spokesman said.
Three hours after the terrorist bombing
Earthquake Victims incident
at Tel Aviv's central bus station,
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel has offered
many hundreds of angry and enraged Israelis
aid to the Iranian earthquake victims. For-
swarmed into nearby Jaffa attacking Israeli
eign Minister Abba Eban cabled the Teheran
Arabs and a number of Arabs visiting from
government to find out what kind of assistance
occupied territories. The mob struggled with
Israel can render to alleviate suffering in the
police squads, who tried to protect Arab resi-
stricken area. Israel is prepared to provide
dents from the attacks and beatings.
medical teams in addition to medicines, drugs,

plasma and blankets.

Beth Aaron, Ahavas Achim Synagogues
Merge; Plans Transfer to Southfield

An agreement to merge Cong. Beth Aaron and Cong. Ahavas Achim
has been ratified by the memberships of both congregations. Until a
formal name is proposed on Sept. 18, it is being called The New Con-
Ahavas Achim, whose sanctuary is on Schaefer Hwy. and Seven Mile,
will transfer its clergy and staff to offices in Southfield, where the con-
gregation has purchased the facilities of Northbrook Presbyterian Church,
on 12 Mile Rd.
Beth Aaron, which has sold its Wyoming Ave. sanctuary, has until
May 3 to vacate the premises. However, it is expected that the move of
clergy and staff to the Schaefer building of Ahavas Achim will take
place soon after Nov. 1.
For the High Holy Days, members of the two congregations will
attend services in the three buildings.
When Beth Aaron vacates the Wyoming premises, Rabbi Benjamin
Gorrelick will conduct services on Schaefer. Rabbi Gorrelick, 62, who
plans to retire at age 65, goes on sabbatical leave in 1970.
Rabbi Milton Arm of Ahavas Achim, and his staff, will be responsible
to those congregational families living in Southfield and adjacent suburbs.
Full memberships in the two congregations total more than 800
The new board of directors will consist of 50 per cent Beth Aaron
members and 50 per cent Ahavas Achim members. The two presidents
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Pilots in Israel
Protest 'Gesture'
Freeing Saboteurs

(Special to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM—Minister of Information Is-
rael Galin informed the International Red
Cross Monday that 16 convicted Arab infiltra-
tors, who were captured before the Six-Day
War, will be released as a "humanitarian"
gesture in exchange for the release by Algeria
of the El Al plane and the 12 crew men atd
Israeli passengers.
A committee headed by Prime Minister
Levi Eshkol made the selection of the terror-
ists to be released. It is reported that 1,400
guerrilla saboteurs either have been sentenced
or are awaiting trial.
The "gesture" of releasing the 16 Arab
terrorists aroused indignation among Israeli
pilots and at a meeting in Tel Aviv convened
by the Histadrut central committee officially
to welcome home Capt. Oded Abarbanel, chief
pilot of the released plane and his crew,
spokesmen for Israeli airline pilots accused
the foreign ministry of taking more credit

(Continued ou Page 7)

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