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October 04, 1968 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-10-04

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LBJ, HHH Hail National Newspaper Week


Facing the Issue
Involving Youth

A Witch Hunt
in Our
Nation's Capitol

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Vol. LIV, No. 3

"Public-spirited men and wo-
men everywhere depend on their
newspapers for a chance to parti-
cipate more fully in fashioning
the world around them. And
everywhere is heard the hope that
our papers will reflect the trust of
their readers and match it with
the dependability and precision it
deserves." —LYNDON JOHNSON

"Our free press has been the
spark of vitality to the democratic
experiment. It has created an in-
formed electorate — people will-
ing to express their ideas, people
willing to listen to the ideas of
others. And this is the tradition of
our independent newspapers." —



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A Weekly Review

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of Jewish Events


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


October 4, 1968-17100 W. 7 Mile Rd. Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364

$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

Israel Meets Challenges on Many
Fronts; Fends Off Attacks in the UN

Danish King and Queen
Attend-Services Marking
Jews' Rescue Anniversary

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — King Frederick
IX and Queen Ingrid were in the vast audience in
the Copenhagen Synagogue, at services Sunday
which marked the 25th anniversary of the rescue
of the 8,000- Danish Jews from Nazism.

Chief Rabbi Marcus Melchior expressed
thanks to the Danish people for the aid given in
1943 to save the Jews of Denmark from the Nazi
extermination camps.

Masada Exhibit Opens Today

Under the sponsorship of the Founders Society of the
Detroit Institute of Arts and numerous cooperating De-
troit groups, with the cooperation of the Jewish Theolo-
gical Seminary, Masada, the historic archaeological ex-
hibition, opens today at the Art Institute. It will continue
through Nov. 10.

All Detroit Jews, young and old, are being urged
through the Jewish Welfare Federation, United Hebrew
Schools, Jewish Community Council, Jewish Community
Center and other agencies to see this remarkable exhibit.
Scores of non-Jewish groups have indicated an interest
in the Masada exhibit and are arranging visits.

(Detailed Story, Page 5)

Fending attacks in the United Nations while meeting challenges on many fronts and
facing continuing attacks by Soviet Russia in the diplomatic arena and warring Arabs on its borders,
Israel commences a crucial period in defense of its position in Israel and as a member of the inter-
national organization.
JTA reported from the UN Tuesday afternoon that the United Nations Middle East peace
envoy, Dr. Gunnar V. Jarring, is trying to arrange a meeting between Foreign 'Minister Abba Eban
of Israel and Egypt's Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad. It was understood that Eban was ready to
confer with Riad and that an answer to a Jarring invitation to such a meeting was awaited from
Riad. JTA reported that after a conference with Secretary of State Dean Rusk at the United States
UN Mission Monday, Eban told newsmen: "I am prepared to meet with any foreign minister in
the world."
Asked about an Eban-Riad parley, an Israeli source said Tuesday that so far no such confer-
ence had been held but "we hope" it would be. Eban conferred with Lord Caradon, Britain's UN
envoy, Tuesday, as well as with the Romanian and Mexican foreign ministers.
Eban interrupted his diplomatic rounds here for Yom Kippur and on Thursday he went
to Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., to deliver lectures on "Diplomacy in the Nuclear Age." The
lectures are underwritten by Jacob and Hilda Blaustein of Baltimore. Blaustein is a Lehigh
Marvin L. Warner, president of the Cincinnati Jewish 'Federation, was named to the U.S.
delegation to the General Assembly.

USSR Retains Constant Naval Strength in Mediterranean

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

LONDON—The London Times' naval correspondent Tuesday reported on the strength of
Soviet naval forces presently deployed in the Mediterranean and said that it is likely to re-
main constant or even increased, although in the past the Russians have reduced the size of their
fleet in the winter.
According to the Times, the Soviet Mediterranean fleet numbers over 44 warships compared
to only a dozen or so in the spring of 1967. The writer said its principal function appears to be to
counter the United States Sixth Fleet and maintain surveillance of Western shipping. The most
advanced unit is the new aircraft carrier Moskva, which carries helicopters. There are a dozen sub-
marines, some of which carried guided missiles, a cruiser and 10 auxiliaries.

Pearson Exposes Anti-Semitic
Cabal Flourishing in East Europe

RZPAS des JUZFS • penefamt- fa FETE des TENTZS

—A 17th Centur-u Sukka Scene—From Rothschild Collection

A report on the upsurge of anti-Semitism in the Iron Curtain countries,
released by Drew Pearson immediately after he had left Warsaw, reveals that
bigotry has risen and that the Zionist bogey is being used most extensively.
In his newest revelations for his Washington Merry-Go-Round, Pearson
indicates the tragic developments, the anti-Semitic evidences
in the Soviet Union and the anti-Jewish hatred that "cropped
up last May in Poland, a country where more than 2,000,000
Jews lost their lives during the days of Hitler." (The actual
figures are that more than 3,000,000 Polish Jews died in
the Nazi extermination camps and 3,000,000 Jews from
other lands were transported to Buchenwald, Auschwitz
and other death carmis.)
Stating that anti-Semitism is on the increase in Poland
"and has also been a factor in the purges of Czechoslo-
vakia," Pearson's latest revealing report points to the chief
culprits in the anti-Jewish campaigns and states:
Chief objects of the Czech purge have been Frantisek
Kriegel, president of the National Front, and Otto Sik,
deputy prime minister.
Kriegel is a doctor of medicine who fougnt against Franco in the Spanish
Civil War in the 1930s, and later served with Mao Tse-tung in China. He was
among those taken to Moscow handcuffed by the Russians, along with Alexan-
der Dubcek, and kept in prison until President Ludvik Svoboda demanded
their release. Czech refugees in Vienna told me that Svoboda had actually
threatened to commit suicide unless the four Czech leaders were released. His
views prevailed.
But, at the end of the talks, the Soviet leaders wanted to keep Kriegel in
Moscow to be tried. President Svoboda then refused to go back to Prague
unless Kriegel accompanied him. Kriegel is now reported back in Prague,
retired to private life and returning to the practice of medicine.

(Continued on Page 5)

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