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October 25, 1968 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-10-25

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U.S. Officials Fear
Soviet 'Advisers' in
Egypt Might Shoot

NEW YORK (JTA) — Senior
American officials are becoming
increasingly concerned that the
2,000-3,000 Soviet military advisers
assigned at small unit level in the
Egyptian army, navy and air force
could be drawn into sudden com-
bat with the Israelis, New York
Times correspondent William
Beecher reported from Washing-
ton.
The officials note that Egypt,
equipped with over-200 sophisticat-
ed MIG-21 supersonic jets com-
pared to only about 65 Mirage III-C
fighters on the Israeli side, might
be tempted into a pre-emptive air-
strike to gain aerial superiority
enabling Arab bombers to fly un-
hindered, Beecher reported.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

8—Friday, October 25, 1968

Boris Smolar's

'Between You
... and Me'

(Copyright 1968, JTA Inc.)

COMMUNALL SERVICES: Jewish communal services in the United
States are "big business." Their aggregate value, or cost, is estimated
by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds to have
totalled close to $1,000,000,000.
Included in this sum also are the aid and services given by Ameri-
can Jewry to Israel. In 1967, this aid reached a record high of $323,000,-
000,000 due to the spontaneous and generous giving for Israel during the
Six-Day War. As a result of this outpouring of aid, Jewish Federations
and Welfare Funds raised over $179,000,000 for the Israel Emergency
Fund of the United Jewish Appeal, in addition to the proceeds of the
1967 regular campaign which exceeded $144,000,000.
If must be taken into consideration that excluded from the $1,000,-
000,000 estimate is almost all endowment income of the Federations, as
well as all building fund campaigns conducted for Jewish hospitals,
homes for the aged, Jewish centers and other structures. The New
York Federation of Jewish Philanthropies alone received many millions
On the other hand they are wor- of dollars during the year for its building fund. Plans were announced
ried by the possibility of a strike in 1967 for the expansion of hospitals and medical centers in eight other
by Israeli planes from newly built communities at the cost of many millions. The National
airfields in the Sinai which could Jewish Welfare Board reported plans in 1967 for the building of new
raid Egyptian military targets and Jewish centers at a cost of $12,000,000. New and expanded homes for
even the Aswan High Dam on the the aged were planned in six cities, and seven synagogues in major
southern Nile.
communities had goals in 1967 of $7.000,000 for new buildings.
The very impressive report on Jewish communal services—pre-
American analysts say that in
the last 16 months, the Soviet pared and analyzed by S. P. Goldberg, CJFWF expert—brings out the
fact that the amounts raised by the Federations are augmented by
Union bits- poured about 92,500,-
000,000 of modern arms into the funds prbvided by non-sectarian United Funds and Community Chests
Middle East and have replaced for local Jewish services. These grants totalled more than $20,000,000,000
most of the jets, tanks and artil- in 1966, and were given mainly to Federation agencies in various cities.
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lery lost by the Egyptians in the
June 1967 war, Beecher reported.
1968 ACHIEVEMENTS: With only two months left to complete the
"In addition to the equipment, fund-raising campaigns for 1968 by the Jewish Federations and Welfare
the Russians have sent in 2,000- Funds, it can be predicted that the "gross national product" of the
3,000 Military advisers, up from Jewish communal services will not be much behind tthe billiion
500-700 before the Six-Day War." dollar estimate for 1967.
The response of givers to the Israel Emergency Fund may not be
The concentration of Soviet per
sonnel and equipment and the pre- as strong this year as it was in 1967, when emotiions were the
carious balance of the ceasefire is highest in American Jewish history. However, the regular annual Fed-
the cause of official concern in eration campaign—of which the UJA usually receives about 60 per cent
Washington. Beecher noted that in of the funds raised—will definitely yield higher results than last year.
contrast to Israel's weakness in In addition to the Federations, some 70 agencies are raising about
air defense, its forces "now sit in $55,000,000 a year in the communites in independent campaigns and
commanding defensive positions, in will probably collect the same amount again this year. Agencies raise
the Sinai Desert, in the Golan funds directly for operating or restricted purposes in cities where they
Heights of Syria and in the West are not included by Federations.
Bank of the Jordan River. In addi-
The United Jewish Appeal receives the major share of the funds
tion, all experts agree that mere raised by the Federations. It is now exactly 30 years since the UJA was
comparison of weapons inventory organized. On the basis of indications of the probable level of the 1968
does not accurately portray rela- campaigns, the 30-year period would bring the totals raised in this
tive military strength. The motiva- generation to over $3,600,000,000 and the share to the UJA to about
tion, leadership and technological $2,100,000,000. The Joint Distribution Committee—one of the major part-
skill of the Israeli soldiers are con- ners in the UJA fund-raising—will have received about $700,000,000
sidered far superior to those of her from the UJA since its inception in 1939 till the end of this year.
Arab neighbors," Beecher" wrote.
During the 20 years of the existence of the State of Israel—from
1948 through 1967—the UJA aid to Israel, through the Jewish Agency,
totalled
over $1,000,000,000. The JDC spent for its programs in Israel
Labor Zionists to Convene
about $170,000,000. Hadassah raised $170,000,000 in this period, while
NEW YORK — Several hundred Israel Bond sales in the United States totalled over $970,000,000. Philan-
delegates are expected at the 36th thropic funds continue to be an important source of income for Israel's
national convention of the Labor economy. They are specifically earmarked for welfare, health and
Zionist Organization of America- educational programs.
Poale Zion, Nov. 8-11, at the Park
hSeraton Hotel, here.
GRAPHIC PICTURE: A graphic piceture of the various aspects of
Jewish communal services inside the U.S.—in addition to overseas aid
—is presented in the section of the CJFWF study dealing with the local
OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS
and national services.
The CARIBE MOTEL
Federations allocated about 4 per cent of their funds to Jewish
PROVIDES YOUR
national agencies and about 40 per cent to local services. In 1966 they
WITH .. .
supplied $43,500,000 to local Jewish services in the fields of health,
CONVENIENT LOCATION
family and child care, refugee aid, Jewish centers, Jewish education,
Woodward near 7 IK_Ie Rd.
care of the aged, vocational services and community relations.
Minutes awa) from everything
From the CJFWF study a picture emerges showing that there are
LUXURIOUS ROOMS
• Phones • Air Conditioning
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general and special hospitals under local Jewish sponsorship with
• Complete Kitchens
• Wall-to-Wall Carpeting
about 21,400 beds. Most of these hospitals are in the largest centers of
COMPLETE
Jewish population. Five of them were rated among the top 32 in the
country in an evaluation of over 7,000 hospitals by hospital experts.
ACCOMMODATIONS
They are: Mt. Sinai and Montefiore hospitals of New York, Michael
AT NO EXTRA COST
• TV and Radio • Parking
Reese Hospital of Chicago, Cedars-Sinai of Los Angeles, and Beth Israel
• Continental Breakfast
of Boston. The Federations provide approximately $12,500,000 to the
PHONE
hospitals; this is only 3.6 per cent of the receipts of these institufrons.
TO 8-2662
In the field of care for the aged, there are 71 homes with about
13,000 beds. They care for about 16,000 residents. Over half of the resi-
dents in these homes are over 80 years of age; four-fifths are over 75.
Rates
In addition, family agencies serve about 20,000 Jews age 60 and over,
Moderate
living in their own homes. -
Start at
Federations are currently providing Jewish education with $6,400,-
$8.00
000 annually, mainly for secondary education and teacher training.
Enrollment
was estimated last year at about 540,000 students, mainly
Neer 7 Mile Road
in self-supporting congregations. Of these, 43 per cent were attending
one-day-a-week
schools, 43 per cent were in afternoon schools and 14
19630
per cent were in all-day schools.
Woodward
There are over 300 Jewish community centers with a membership
of 717,000 and total expenditures of $35,100,000.

West Bank Arabs Fear
Expressing Views on Peace

JERUSALEM (JTA) - West Bank
Arab leaders interviewed by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency Tues-
day expressed mixed feelings about
the possibility of a peace agree-
ment between Israel and Jordan.
None of them would agree to be
quoted by name and their tension
was evident as they spoke to the
JTA reporter and debated among
themselves.
Most West Bank leaders agreed
that a peace settlement was desir-
able and thought it would relieve
them of the possibility of making
decisions. But there was consider-
able fear expressed that in the.
event of a settlement, West Bank
Arabs would find themselves in
the middle of an inter-Arab con-
flict between the Jordanian author-
ities and the Palestinian terrorist
groups like. El Fatah which have
sworn never to accept a settlement
with Israel. Some of. the Arabs
were worried .about dual loyalties
should portions of the West Bank
remain permanently under Israeli
control. '
Some schools in the Nest Bank
towns of Ramallah and Jenin were
closed .Monday. by a students'
strike. A demonstration by Ram-
allah high schOol girls was die-

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