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November 01, 1968 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-11-01

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Tuesday, _November Jilt:
The Day of Judgment
For All Americans

Jewish News


Hubert H.




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A Weekly Review

Page 4

Be sure to vote on Tuesday .. . and base your judgment on the nation's
crises, on the urgency of assuring a liberal government, on the challenge
to the great American constituency not to sacrifice the just for the op-
portunist. Reject fears, and join in retaining the liberties that are so vital
See Commentary and Editorial, Pages 2 and 4
to our existence as a people.

Crimes Committed
in Name of

Our 'Cousins'
the Enslavers


of Jewish Events

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

Vol. LIV, No. 7


November 1, 1968-17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364

Page 2

$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

Peace Blocked by New Egyptian
Attacks; Terrorists Are Warned
Israel Will Not Tolerate Violence

Distinguished U.S. Jewish Leaders
Appeal for Humphrey's Election

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK—A group of nationally known Jewish personalities made an
appeal Tuesday to Jewish leaders in every community in the country to parti-
cipate in a "Chain Reaction" campaign to ensure the election on Nov. 5 of
Hubert H. Humphrey as President of the United States. The National Coordinat-
ing Committee for Humphrey-Muskie sent nearly 50,000 letters out Tuesday
urging the recipients to participate in a "National Phone-A-Thon" by telephoning
five friends and asking each of them to phone five friends for the Humphrey-
Muskie ticket.
In newspaper advertisements this week, the committee, which is headed by
Joseph H. Kanter of Cincinnati and Miami as chairman, and Dr. Dewey D.
Stone of Brockton, Mass., as associate chairman, said it believed in Vice Presi-
dent Humphrey because of his devotion to civil rights, his fight against bigotry
and discrimination, his 23 years of fighting for social reforms, his work for
world peace, his pledge to stop the bombing in Vietnam and his stand on Israel.
The committee declared that Humphrey "has demonstrated his support for
Israel at all the crucial stages of its creation, survival and development these
past 20 years, and has been outspoken against Soviet anti-Semitism. We know
that his commitment is heartfelt and not an election year posture."
Members of the committee include Louis Broido, David Dubinsky, Abe Fein-
berg, Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel, Mrs. Charlotte Jacob-
son, Henry N. Rapaport, Prof. Seymour Seigel and Dore Schary, all of New
York; Jacob Blaustein, Baltimore; Wilbur J. Cohen, secretary of health, edu-
cation and welfare; Irving J. Fain, Providence; Jacob Feldman, Dallas; Philip
M. Klutznick, Chicago; Robert R. Nathan, Washington; Dr. Joachim Prinz,
Newark; Sen. Abe Ribicoff, Hartford; Howard J. Samuels, administrator, Small
Business Administration; Joseph D. Shane, Los Angeles, Dr. Abram Sachar,
Boston; Benjamin Swig, San Francisco; Carmine Warschaw, Los Angeles;
Lewis Weinstein, Boston; and Dr. Jerome - Wiesner, Cambridge, Mass.
(Two more English-Jewish newspapers have advised the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that they have endorsed the Humphrey-Muskie ticket. Along with The
Jewish News, they are the American Jewish World of Minneapolis and the
Southern Israelite of Atlanta.)
Humphrey was a guest Wednesday at a meeting here of the Council of
Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The group is made up
major national Jewish organizations.

Peace efforts in the• Middle East suffered a setback this week as a result
of stepped-up terrorist attacks on Israeli positions and the Egyptian invasion of
Israel's positions on the Suez Canal which resulted in the death of 15 Israelis
and injuries to many more.
Adding to the tensions was an incident on the Lebanese border, where
there has been little action, and warnings have been issued by Israeli com-
manders to all Arab antagonists that a continuation of El Fatah, Fedayeen
and other terrorist attacks will not be tolerated.
It was made clear by Israel to Lebanese authorities on Monday that
Israel will not stand idly by in the face of continued minings and sabotage by
terrorists on Lebanese territory. It was revealed that the death toll from such
activities in that area in recent days was two Israeli dead and two soldiers
wounded, at Kibutz Menara.

Rabin Detained in Israel, Rosenne Speaks

"Affairs of state" in Israel kept Israel Ambassador to the U.S. Itzhak
Rabin from attending the Israel Bond dinner at Cong. Shaarey Zedek
Thursday night. Shabtai Rosenne, deputy chief of the Israel delegation to
United Nations, spoke in. his place.

15 Israelis Killed, 35 Wounded in Duel Along Suez

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Fifteen Israeli soldiers were killed and 35 were wounded
in an artillery duel with Egyptian forces that raged intermittently f?r eight
hours Saturday along the entire 100-mile length of the Suez Canalp At the
height of the barrage at least two and possibly three Egyptian commando units
crossed the Suez Canal into Sinai to plant mines and ambush Israeli vehicles,
a military spokesman said. One unit penetrated a mile into Israeli-held terri-
tory. Two of the Israeli fatalities occurred as a result of an ambush.
Two Israeli soldiers were killed near the Lebanese border in a bazooka
attack by a band of saboteurs who escaped into Lebanon. Another soldier was
killed Friday night in a Jordanian artillery attack on Israeli positions near Ash-
dot Yaacov in the Beisan Valley which wounded five of his comrades. An
Israeli soldier died of injuries he suffered when an army halftrack struck a
mine near Shaar Hagolan in the northern Beisan Valley Oct. 26.
The clash, the heaviest in the Suez sector since Sept. 8, was started by
the Egyptians without provocation, Israeli sources said. Cairo radio claimed
(Continued on Page 32)

Lithuanian Jews' Message, Smuggled to the West, Pleads
For Permission to Leave for Israel; Professors' Group
Mobilized to Induce Soviet to Provide Cultural Freedoms


NEW YORK—Jewish intellectuals in Vilna have ap-
pealed in a secret letter to the Lithuanian Communist
Party for the right of Lithuanian Jews to emigrate to
Israel because "we are not wanted here."
The letter was made public Monday by the Academic
Committee on Soviet Jewry. It is the first written protest
against Soviet anti-Semitism by Jews living in the USSR
that has come to the attention of Western observers,
according to Prof. Nathan Glazer of the University of
California, newly-elected Academic Committee chairman.
Prof. Glazer described the request to emigrate as
.'unique and unprecedented." The letter said in part:
- "If the borders would be opened for emigration today,
some 80 per cent of the entire Jewish pOpulace would
leave Soviet Lithuania and depart for IsraeL",
At a press conference sponsored by the Academic
Committee here, Prof. Glazer showed newsmen- photo-
static copies of the original letter, dated. Feb, 15, 1968, and
addressed to "Comrade A. Snieckus," first secretary of
the Central Committee of the Lithuanian Communist
Prof. Glazer said a copy of the letter was smuggled
out to the West some time ago.
The letter did not list the names of the 26 signers of
the letter on the ground that "we know well how people
who had protested against flourishing anti-Semitism in

the Soviet Union at one time or another were summarily
dealt with."
In releasing the letter, Prof. Glazer announced the
launching of a campaign for 25,000 signatures from
American university professors calling on Soviet author.
ities to provide the 3,000,000 Jews of the Soviet Union the
same cultural and religious facilities permitted other
officially-recognized minority groups. The appeal also
asks that Soviet Jews who wish to be reunited with fam-
ilies living in the U.S., Israel or other lands be permitted
to emigrate.
The campaign for signatures will begin immediately,
Prof: Glazer said, in more than 150 colleges and univer-
sities across the country. He disclosed that the signed
petitions will be sent to Soviet Premier Kosygin in
The Academic Committee also released a 7,500-word
study on the use of anti-Semitism as an instrument of
Soviet policy since the Six-Day War written by Moshe
Decter, author and Soviet affairs specialist.
The report charges that the defeat of the Arab armies
in June 1967 "precipitated a high-level decision in the
Kremlin to transform its traditional hostility to Israel and
Zionism into something systematically linked to and color-
ed by anti-Semitic motifs."

The study emphasizes the significance of an article
by the chief ideologist of the Polish Communist Party,
Andrzej Werblan, appearing in the June 1968 issue of the
Polish magazine "Literary Monthly."
"There is no other published ideological manifesto in
the history of the Communist movement which supplies
so explicit a justification for an anti-Semitic policy by a
Communist regime," Decter writes.
The importance of the Werblan document, according
to the report, derives from its insistence that Jews are
outsiders ("cosmopolitans") and cannot be either Polish
patriots or good Communists. The study quotes Werblan's
indictment of Polish Jewish Communist leaders for "re-
maining under Zionist influence" and for being both
"ideologically alien" and guilty of "clique solidarity of
racial origin."
While Jews are permitted to emigrate from Poland
and Czechoslovakia, the report notes, "Soviet Jews living
inside the very cauldron of suspicion, distrust and dis-
crimination are yet forced to remain—captive to a policy
of fear that keeps the citizenry behind walls and barbed
The study concludes: "If indeed the Jews are so un-
wanted, rejected and imperilled, has not the time come to
let them go?"

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