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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-09-13

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Nixon. Humphrey Ur &!• de U. S. Aid to Israel at Conclave

were needed to overcome a "criti- fore the. convention that the United
cal shortage that can cripple the States was still seeking a more ex-
cultural growth of the American tensive "detente" with the Soviet
Jewish community." Union "and cannot, therefore, be-
Acting on the report, a conven- come exercised about the Soviet
tion committee made plans for a penetration of the region" 'of the
special scholarship program to Middle East. He said that despite
encourage Jewish youths to seek the stalemate on the peace front,
careers in Jewish communal serv- Israel is more secure than ever.
He cited the security provided by
ice.
Deputy Prime Minister Yigal the results of the Six-Day War and
Allon of Israel told the convention said "a new status quo has begun
that Israel rejected pressures to to materialize."
An over-emphasis by the Jew-
abandon direct peace negotiations
and declared that no intermediate ish community on "organization-
arrangements short of _real peace al activities and apparatus" is
discouraging many young Jews
were acceptable.
from
taking part in Jewish life,
The former Israeli general said
-that' American and international Dr. Harold Weisberg, of Brandeis
commitments received in 1949 and University, chairman of Bnai
again after the Suez war in 1957, Brith's adult Jewish education -
proved to be "valueless notes of commission reported to the con-
false promises." He asked, "Can vention. He and other educators
we be expected to agree to the and scholars told panel sessions
repetition of the same performance that those active in campus pro-
for a third time?" He asserted that tests and other anti-Establish-
"only a formal and full-fledged ment movements are seeking to
apply Jewish ethics to current
peace treaty is acceptable."
social concerns. But they reject
Gen Alton said that a prime
the attention given by Jewish
condition for peace was the
communal institutions, including
strengthening of Israel militarily
synagogues, centers and organi-
deter
aggression
and
that
Is-
to
zations, to structure of the com-
rael urgently required U.S. su-
munity rather than to ethical and
personic military jets. He de-`
religious distinctiveness in Juda-
nounced new manifestations of
ism.
_Soviet anti-Semitism in which
"Zionists" have been blamed for -- Religion is done under auspices
democratic strivings in Czecho- of the synagogue, anti-Semitism is
slovakia and Poland. He asked, combatted by community relations
"if the Zionist influence on the groups; recreation is conducted by
internal policies of the Commu- centers and country clubs, Dr.
nist countries has reached such- Weisberg said. As a result, Jewish
heights, perhaps these govern- youth is exposed to a Jewish com-
ments will free themselves of munity "fragmentary in character
such influences by giving every and .without a continuity or organic
Jew who so desires the right of relationships."
• emigrating to Israel."
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
(Allon later told leaders of m
ican Jewry in New York that de- 36—Friday, September 13, 1968
spite the tension along the Suez
Canal, Israel was not faced with
Third Annual
an immediate choice between im-
.
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minent peace or inevitable war. He
League For Labor Israel
told the Conference of Presidents
Morris L. Schaver Auditorium
19161 Schaefer Hwy. Near 7 Mi. Rd.
of Major American Jewish Organi-
Saturday,
September 14, 1968-
zations that it was quite possible
11 A.M. to 10 P.M.
that Israel would continue to live
Sunday, September 15, 1968-
11 A.M. to 6 P.M.
under co nctl b ons of neither p eace
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nor war until the possibilities open-
ed up for a fair and lasting peace
between Israel and her Arab neigh-
bors.)
He said "The black community
Dean Marver H. Bernstein of the
is not partial to or organized Woodrow Wilson School of Inter-
against the Jew. Let us be crystal national Affairs at Princeton Uni
clear—the statements of a few versity, charged in an address be-
must not be attributed to an entire
-
people. Negro anti-Semitism pre-
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A special study by the Bnai Brith
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Vice House Republican Leader Gerald idealism and a passion for free-
President Hubert Humphrey, ad- R. Ford of Michigan later chal- dom."
He said that while it would be a
dressing the triennial national con- lenged Humphrey to show his sin-.
vention of Bnai Brith here, reiter- cerity on the issue of sale of Phan- mistake for Israel to take "formal
ated his support of continued tom jet fighter bombers tc Israel and final" possession of all occu-
pied territories, "it is not realistic
United Stit^s iry aid to Israel by actions rather than words.
and condemned anti-Semitism un- Rep. Ford said if the vice presi- to expect Israel to surrender vital
leashed by the Soviet Union in con- dent really meant what he told the bargaining counters in the absence
nection with the occupation of Bnai Brith convention about Phan- of a genuine peace and effective
Czechoslovakia. toms for Israel, ."he should argue guarantees." He thought the United
Richard M. Nixon, the Republican his case at the White -House to- States "should assert some leader-
ship in bringing about talks, first
nominee, in his most detailed state- day."
with the moderate Arab leaders
ment on the Middle East crisis to
In a statement, Rep. Ford, head and later with the militants."
date, called on the United States of his party in the House of Repre-
He denounced the anti-Semitic
Sunday night to tip the balance of sentatives, asserted that "All that
military power in favor of Israel is required is President Johnson's propaganda emanating from
over the Arabs. He warned that an approval, and' Hubert Humphrey is Moscow following the Soviet-led
invasion of Czechoslovakia. Nixon
exact balance of power between his political protege."
said, however, that Soviet anti-
the two adversaries would run the
Rep. Ford said that Humphrey
Semitism was linked with Soviet
risk that potential aggressors has "apparently • endorsed the
designs in the Middle East.
might miscalculate and would offer position taken by the Republican
Speaking at an earlier session,
them too much of a temptation."
leadership of the Congress and
Nixon said his proposed policy the 1968 Republican platform that Dr. William Wexler, president of
for the Middle East "would give Israel should promptly receive Bnai Brith advised Jews to have
Israel a technological military the latest supersonic jet aircraft compassion for Negro aspirfltions,
but said that at the same time
margin to more than offset her from the United States."
they could not ignore chauvinistic
hostile noi'z' tor ,: n-mer;c - 1 su-
Republican
leader
said
"I
(The
discrimination against Jews. "There
periority" and would supply Israel
with supersonic Phantom jet fight- believe Mr. Humphrey owes it to should no c'19.11-nge to the black
American people to explain community's desire to remove the
er-bombers if they were required the
whether or not lie is openly repu-
to maintain her military superior- diating the present Middle East shackles and to share fully in the
bounty of a society of freedom,
ity.
The Democratic Presidential policy, or nonpolicy, of the admin- equality and abundance," Dr. Wex-
istration
to
which
he
owes
his
can-
nominee told the 1,200 delegates
ler said.
and guests he felt that the real didacy.")
On the other hand, he went on.
Nixon
maintained
in
his
speech
answer in the Middle East was
"we cannot shrug off a practice of
that the U.S. must render military discrimination in reverse that ousts
"arms control" but that Israel
had a right to be strong enwzgh support to Israel to meet the chal- a Jewish school teacher or Jewish
to deter aggression and defend lenge of Soviet penetration into the principal or Jewish school adminis-
itself and that the United States Middle East.
trator from his job in a ghetto
He termed America's interest neighborhood to satisfy the new
• had "a duty to respond favor-
ably" to Israeli requests for de- in that region greater than in Viet black militant criteria for self seg-
fensive arms "on the grounds of Nam and declared that "we must regation. We cannot shrug off the
make it crystal clear that the pena lt y o a g business to a
our own - -nrity interests."
He said that -"we should be par- stake of the free world in the Mid- victimized ghetto shop-keeper."
ticularly outraged by the shabbiest dle East is great; we must impress
The Bnai Brith head said that
tactic, by the blatant appeal to upon the Soviets the 1• 1 l exi-nt of white America had failed to find an
anti-Semitism as justification" for our determination and then, and acceptable answer to the Negro
the invasion of Czechoslovakia, only then, will we cause them to problem. He called for "black an-
which he declared dramatized "the re-examine their own policy to swers" from the "silent majority"
cynicism a- 1 ruthlessness of the avoid a collision course."
of the black community. "Perhaps•
Nixon said that the United States' what is needed is a militancy of
Soviet decision to occupy Czecho-
"firm
and
unwavering
commitment
slovakia."
He said he was "dismayed by to the national existence of Israel', the majority, a determination by
the revival of anti-Semitism in was not determined by a bid for this silent element to find its voice
Poland" but he asked that differ- Jewish votes but was undertaken and make
heard."
chair-
S h , chair-
owev itself
,
entiation be made between the because "Americans believe in the
man of the Bnai Brith Anti-Defa-
Polish regime and the Polish peo- self determination of nations, be- mation League, urged the Ameri-
ple. He added that the United cause Israel is threatened by So- • can Jewish community not to
States "has and will make clear its viet imperialism and because she
exaggerate fears of Negro anti-
revulsion to such policies." has displayed guts, patriotism, Semitism.

NYU President Regrets Anti-Semitic
`IDefense'; Hatchett Protests Mount

NEW YORK (JTA)—The presi-
dent of New York University ex-
pressed regrets that comments he
made in defending John F. Hatch-
ett against charges of anti-Semi-
tism were misinterpreted as a de-
fense of an article by Hatchett
critical of Jewish teachers in the
New York City public school sys-
tem.
Hatchett is the recently named
director of the university's new
Martin Luther King Jr. Afro-
American Student Center: Dr.
James M. Hester, in a statement
issued here, said that he recog-
nized "the oversimplification in my
reference to the complex pheno-
menon of anti-Semitism," that he
considered all forms of anti-Semi-
tism "abhorrent" and strongly op-
posed them wherever they ap-
peared and that "I do not condone
Mr. Hatchett's article about the
public schools.

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that they and Negro imitators were
mentally poisoning Negro pupils.
Hatchett disclaimed any anti-
Semitic intent but defended his
right to identify the ethnic group
of which he was critical. Dr. Hes-
ter, in effect, upheld that right
when he noted in the New York
Times interview that Jewish
teachers were organized in a Jew-
ish teachers association. •
In his statement issued Sept. 5,
Dr. Hester said, "I want to affirm
that New York University is de-
termined to work to overcome all
forms of prejudice, injustice and
misunderstanding. In pursuing this
goal in this difficult time, we may
make mistakes in judgment on in-
dividual matters, and there will
be differences of opinion about
the best way to handle complex
issues. I assure the community
that New York University's abiding
commitment is to help build a so-
ciety in which there is no preju-
dice and in which all members live
together with mutual respect."
Meanwhile, the Far Rockaway,
N.Y. Jewish Community Center
said it will seek 100,000 signatures
on a petition to protest the appoint-
ment of Hatchett.
Rubin R. Dobin, chairman of
the Far Rockaway Jewish Commu-
nity Council, said the anti-Hatchett
petition would be directed to the
attention of Dr. Hester. He said
his group would seek to enroll as
many NYU students as possible in
the protest and to expand it on a
nationwide scale.

Dr. Hester was assailed last
week by the Synagogue Council of
America for his alleged "apologia"
for a "scurrilous anti-Semitic ar-
ticle." The council, representative
body of six national synagogue and
rabbinic organizations, took issue
with a remark by the NYU presi-
dent,. published in the New York
Times, that while he did not sub-
scribe to the views expressed in
the Hatchett article, he could un-
derstand how they might have been
written without the author being
anti-Semitic in the classical sense.
The controversial article, which
I disapprove of What you say,
appeared in a Negro teachers peri-
odical in 1967, charged that Jew- but I will defend to the death your
ish teachers dominated the New right to say it.
—Attributed to Voltaire
York public school system a n d

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