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October 11, 1968 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-10-11

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Democratic Ideals
Abused in Senate's
Filibuster Tactics

An analysis in Purely Commentary, Page 2


Posthumous Honor
for Martyred
Hero . . . Support
for Torch Drive . . .
The Masada
Exhibit . . . Honors
for Two Detroit

Page 4

A sad chapter has ended in American politics when the U. S. Senate
resorted to a filibuster to defeat a Presidential nomination . . . Mr. Justice
Fortas' case calls for serious consideration of the methods elected officials
resort to in their aim to achieve political objectives . . . Once again, there
was an act of character assassination and a witch hunt that misled the
American people regarding an individual, the President and our high court
. . . This is an issue not to be ignored if we are to have a return to genuine
democratic living in America.


A Weekly Review


of Jewish Events

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

Vol. LIV, No. 4

agSSII° 27

October 11, 1968-17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364

Recalling a
Delightful and
Friendly Exchange
at UJA Dinner
Humphrey and
Max Fisher

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Eban's Peace Offer Stymied;
Obstacles Created by France;
Egypt Blocks Ailing Hussein

AJCongress Asks Rabbis Alert
Community to Threat of Rising
Extreme 'Pre-Totalitarianism'

Warning the community. -of the dangers of an emerging extremism,
the Michigan Council of the American Jewish Congress this week issued
an urgent appeal to all rabbis to alert their congregants to the threats
to the nation's "hard-won civil liberties" and askd that the sermon on
Shemini Atzeret, Sunday night in Reform congregations and Monday
', morning in Orthodox and Conservative synagogues, be devoted to dis-
cussions of "the critical need for re-examining personal attitudes in
the light of the real dangers."
- Signed by Harley M. Selling, president of the Michigan AJCongress
Council; Zeldon S. Cohen, executive vice president; Prof. Harold Nor-
ris,' vice president; Mrs. George Rubin, immediate past president, and
Mrs. Albert J. Silber, president of the AJCongress Women's Division,
the appeal to the rabbis points to the "growth of political and social
extremism of the right and of the left" and declares that the menace
t'has clearly demonstrated that inroads can be made by those who
propose extremist 'solutions' to our nation's problems." The call
"Even more alarming is the false sense of security with which some
Jews in our community are able to rationalize their unconcern, and the
blind fear of others which allows them to join with those in the general
populace who have fallen prey . . . to the'extremist point of view.
"If this is a period of pre-totalitarianism, we as Jews dare not
ignore the symptoms of extremism which history tells us have always
posed serious threats to us as a people.
"On election day, let our community's conscience be clear. Let us
all exercise our franchise to combat racism and extremism and to
strengthen democratic values which have made America secure for all."

Cassin Gets Peace Prize; Jewish
Leader Authored Human Rights Code

Rene Samuel Cassin, most distinguished French Jewish leader who
authored the United Nations human rights code, Wednesday was awarded
the Nobel Peace Prize.
Judge Cassin earned many distinctions—as an officer in•the French
Resistance Movement against Nazism in 1943, as president of the UN
Commission of Human Rights, as a leader in Alliance Israelite Uni-
verselle since 1943. He has been associated with the Consultative Council
of Jewish Organizations, a world movement for the advancement of
Jewish rights, since 1946.


Israel Foreign Minister Abba Eban's nine-point proposal for peace in the Middle
East met with numerous obstacles, as France took a stand against a major proviso in
the Israeli plan that calls for direct negotiations between Israel and the Arab states.
At the same time, Egypt's President Nasser was reported exerting pressure on the
ailing King Hussein of Jordan to block acceptance of peace terms. Hussein's government
again is reported to be shaky, and it is feared that Hussein loses his throne, the
next government of Jordan will be less moderate.
As on previous occasions, the Egyptian delegate, Mohammed Awad el-Kony, did
not stay to hear Eban's speech.
Rumored reports began to spread that Dr. Gunnar B. Jarring was ready to abandon
his peace-seeking mission, but the report emanating from Cairo was denied.
Eban, in his stirring address, outlined his nine-point program as follows:
Peace is more than what is called "nonbelligerency." The elimination of belliger-
ency is one of several conditions which compose the establishment of a just and lasting
peace. If there had previously been peace between the states of our area and temporary
hostilities had erupted, it might have been sufficient to terminate belligerency and to
return to the status quo ante bellum—to have previously existing peace.
But the Arab-Israel area has had no peace. There is nothing normal or legitimate
or established to which to return. The peace structure must therefore be built from its
The second principle refers to secure and recognized boundaries.
Within the framework of peace the cease-fire lines will be replaced by permanent,
secure and recognized boundaries between Israel and each of the neighboring Arab
states, and the disposition of forces will be carried out in full accordance with the
boundaries under the final peace.
It is possible to work out a boundary settlement compatible with the security of
Israel and with the honor of the Arab states. After 20 years it is time that Middle
Eastern states ceased to live in temporary "demarcation lines" without the precision
and permanence which can only come from the
definative agreement of the states concerned.
Johnson Orders
The new peace structure in the Middle East,
JetS for Israel
including the secure and recognized boundaries,
must be built by Arab and Israeli hands.
President Johnson's pledge to
The third principle is security agreements.
Israel Prime Minister Levi Eshkol
In addition to the establishment of agreed ter- to provide Israel with 50 Phantom
ritorial boundaries, we should discuss other agreed jet fighters is about to be fulfilled.
security arrangements designed to avoid the kind The President directed Secretary of
of vulnerable situation which caused a breakdown State Dean Rusk to start planning
of the peace in the summer of 1967. The instru- to supply the planes.

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Mfrs. Jones Gets Butzel Award; Federa tiot Manors
Division Meads, Sets Up Urban Affairs:CO mmittee

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Mrs. Harry L. Jones

Mrs. Harry L. Jones, national chairman of the Women's Division of United Jewish Appeal, was presented the Fred M. Butzel Memorial
Award for distinguished community service at the annual meeting of the Jewish Welfare Federation Thursday at the Jewish Center.
Mrs. Jones is the third woman to receive the community's highest award since its establishment in 1951. Mrs..Joseph H. Ehrlich
received the honor in 1955 and Mrs. Henry Wineman in 1962.
Mis. Jones' roster of activities during her years of service has been long and varied. She has served on the executive committee of
the Federation and the boards of directors of Jewish Center, United Hebrew Schools and Jewish Family and Children's Service.
She serves on the board of the United Foundation, Girl Scouts and the League for the Handicapped, has aided the Detroit Institute
of Arts, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Meadow Brook and assisted in bringing the Metropolitan Opera to Detroit.
Much of her time in the past year has been devoted to the Women's Division of UJA which took her all over the U.S. and to Israel.
She has spent much time in the work of the local Federation's Women's Division of which she is a former president; and has been active
in Hadassah and was Detroit chapter president and was a board member of the National Council of Jewish Women of Detroit.
Sinai Hospital, which is observing its 15th anniversary, was honored at the annual meeting. Max J. Zivian, vice president, acknowl-
edged the recognition in behalf of the hospital.
Hyman Safran, Federation president, paid tribute to the volunteers who have been members of the budget and planning divisions
during the 20 years since they began.
"When the Federation came to the beginning of a new era in post World War II, it found a community moving with great rapidity.
A new procedure was needed to handle the complexities of budgets, capital improvements, educational services, community relations, both
within and without the Jewish community, and with the multitude of services in the health and welfare field."
The result was the creation of the health and welfare division, the education division, the community relations division, and followed
in three years by the committee on capital needs.
(Continued on Page 8)

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