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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-11-29

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New York's Temple
Emanu-El Returns
to - UAHC Ranks

Jewish Teachers'
Role in U.S.
In Racial Issue

Temple Emanu-E1 of New York, considered the largest Reform congregation in the country, is back
in the fold of its parent organization, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Differing especially
with the president of UAHC, Dr. Maurice N. Eisendrath, over the dove policies on Vietnam, Temple
Emanu-El resigned from the parent movement on May 2, 1967. Satisfaction over the return was expressed
Monday by Alvin C. Coleman, president of Emanu-El, and Earl Morse, chairman of the board of trustees of
UAHC. They stated that the "separation" was never regarded as "a permanent one." The breach originally
came when Alfred R. Bachrach, who preceded Coleman as Emanu-El's president, had charged that Rabbi
Eisendrath was trying to speak for the Reform Jewish movement in this country on political and -social
matters. The reconciliation was heartily welcomed by Dr. Eisendrath and Emanu-El leaders.


1=1E"T- R VT

A Weekly Review

Page 4


of Jewish Events

Middle East's
State of Horror
by Distortion
of Facts

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

Vol. LIV, No. 11


November 29, 1968-17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364

$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

Self-Restraint Marks Israel's
Attitude on Bombing; 12 Dead;
Arabs Join in Condemnations

Israel Officials Wait in Vain: Arabs
Don't Claim Repatriation Permits

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Although 7,000 West Bank Arab refugees in Jordan
hold re-entry permits for themselves and their families, only one has made use
of it since Israel's announcement last week that the deadline for re-entry would
be extended to Jan. 31, 1969. The sole user was a 43-year-old man who crossed
the Allenby Bridge alone Sunday. No one crossed the Jordan River bridge Mon-
day for repatriation.
The 7,000 permits, which would admit 25,000 persons, represent the unused
balance of 20,000 that were issued by Israel last year to applicants for repatria-
tion and distributed to them in Jordan by the International Red Cross. Israel
announced it would permit the holders to return prior to Jan. 31 in response
to appeals made in the United Nations by the United States, Britain and other
countries for a speeded-up repatriation program. Laurence Michelmore, com-
missioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Pales-
tinian Arab Refugees (UNRWA) said that his agency would provide better
shelter and services for the refugees if West Bank inhabitants who fled, in the
Wake of the June 1967 war were permitted to return to their homes and camps.
rsrael's ministry of interior said that permits not used by Jan. 31 would be
transferred to other refugees who apply for repatriation.
Ten officials of the interior ministry waited in vain Sunday at Allenby
Bridge over the Jordan River for Arabs to come and claim repatriation permits.

Egypt Ends Requirement for Visas
From Americans; Won't Ask Religion

- NEW YORK (JTA)—In an attempt to revive the tourist trade from the
United States, shattered by the June 1967 war, Egypt announced this week that
M. will no longer require visas from American tourists. It will no longer ask
visitors their religion and will no longer bar tourists whose passports contain an
tsraeli visa indicating that they had previously visited Israel.
The policy changes were announced by Dr. Hafez Ghanem, Egypt's minister
tourism. He said his country was cooperating in tourism with Jordan and
Lebanon but he could not speak for Syria—once Egypt's partner in United
Arab Republic—which is now not welcoming American tourists.
Travel industry officials observed that the most dramatic change was the
announcement that Egyptian border officials would disregard Israeli visas in
Passports, hitherto sufficient to turn visitors away.
Israeli immigration officials had been stamping visas, issued upon entry to
country, on separate pieces of paper in order to help travelers. But after
war they resumed stamping the visas into passports. Dr. Ghanem said
also that Egyptian customs officials would neither open nor inspect the baggage
of -American tourists.


JERUSALEM (JTA) — East Jerusalem was normal Sunday as a curfew
imposed after Friday's explosion in the Jewish Mahane Yehuda marketplace
in the western sector of the city was lifted. The blast, caused by high explo-
sives concealed in a parked car, killed 12 people. Fifty-five were hospitalized.
Two of the victims were Arab boys. All of the identified dead were from Jeru-
salem. The explosion caused extensive property damage.
Five hundred Arabs were detained for questioning within hours after
the explosion, but by Tuesday only - 30 remained in custody. One hundred
persons were charged with curfew violations and were to appear in court. Muni-
cipal workers, many of them Arabs, cleared debris in the marketplace which
was located on Aggripa's Way near the Mea Sherim quarter, a district inhabited
mainly by Orthodox Jews.
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol visited the scene of the blast and praised
self-restraint shown by the Jewish population. There were only a few incidents
of Arabs being assaulted by enraged Jews after the explosion. Last Sept. 4,
when a series of grenade explosions rocked downtown Jerusalem, killing one
Israeli and wounding 51, bands of Jewish youths roamed the Old City of Jeru-
salem's Arab quarters attacking Arabs and smashing their cars and stores for
several hours before police brought them under control. Prompt sealing-off of
East Jerusalem was credited with avoidance of similar incidents this - time.

Eshkol called the explosion an "outrage" that "revealed the true nature
of Israel's enemies." He said responsibility for it belonged to the Arab rulers
who have encouraged terrorist activities. "They failed to defeat Israel on the
battlefield so they turned to the murder of civilians by hit-and-run tactics."

Police were silent on the progress of their investigation and would not
say whether they had caught any suspects or found any leads. The vehicle
containing the TNT, though pracitcally demolished, was identified as an eight to
10-year-old British-made Morris
Oxford. It is a model not owned
by many Israelis and may have
belonged to a West Bank resi-
dent. Police said they are tracing
JERUSALEM (ZINS) — Israeli scientists,
the ownership of the vehicle and
searching in the Sinai desert, have discovered a
also the possibility that it may
Bedouin tribe who resemble Europeans. After
have been stolen. Officials said
further study, it was revealed that their lineage
can be traced to a group of several hundred
that the damaged buildings and
slaves whom the Byzantine King Justinian
other property damaged or de-
brought to the Sinai desert from Romania in the
stroyed is covered by Israel's new
4th Century, in order to guard the cathedral
national insurance law which
which he built to perpetuate the name of his be-
compensates victims of terrorist
loved Queen Theodora.
acts. Dependents of persons who
This is the only Bedouin tribe in the desert
were killed and victims who are
who can boast that they have never been nomads,
permanently injured will be en-
and are still guarding the cathedral and tilling
titled to pensions.
the soil.

Bedouin Tribe Traced
to Europe's Forebears

Pincus Declares Aliya Mapam Alignment Gives
Labor Party Absolute
_Indispensable for Israel Parliamentary Majority
•' • LONDON, (JTA)—Louis A. Pincus, chairman of the
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel's left-wing labor party

Jewish Agency and head of its aliya (immigration) de-

partment, said Saturday, "Aliya is the heart of the
political and economic future of Israel," and "the most
tangible expression of Jewish unity. Without it we could
nit remain one people in the long run."
Pincus delivered the keynote address at the founding
conference of the Aliya Movement of Britain whose mem-
bers have all pledged to settle in Israel within the next
thiee years. The movement was established in accordance
With decisions taken at the 27th World Zionist Congress
ba•Jerusalem last June.
He said cooperation between the Jewish Agency and
the government's new absorption ministry was working
smoothly and harmoniously. The means of absorbing im-
migrants provided by the new agency are increasingly


more effective, he said:


... . •
. - • •

Mapam, by a vote of 433 to 239, Sunday approved political
alignment with the Israel Labor Party of Prime Minister
Levi Echkol, thus paving the way for an absolute labor
majority in the Knesset for the first time in Israel's his-
tory. The alignment will have 67 seats in the chamber. It
will also apply outside of the Knesset in municipal coun-
cils and in Histadrut, Israel's labor federation.
There were only four abstentions when the vote was
taken. The balloting was preceded by some emotional
speeches by party members who feared that Mapam,
which is to the left of Mapal, Rafi and Ahdut Avoda,
the factions comprising the Israel Labor Party, would be
swallowed up and lose its unique identity. But the opposi-
tion was unable to overcome the practical arguments for
alignment. Those, favoring the move said that the prob.
- . terns of the state have priority.

Winnipeg Jews Offer $2,000
Rewards for Vandals' Capture

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

WINNIPEG, Ont. — Rewards totaling nearly $2,000
have been offered by various agencies and individuals
for information leading to the arrest of the vandals who
desecrated 108 tombstones at the Shaaray Zedek Ceme-
tery here.
Officials said it was the worst act of vandalism
against any religious institution in this area in many
months. Many of the tombstones were shattered beyond
The West Kildonan City Council posted a reward
of $100, as did the Canadian Jewish Congress. Private
contributions have provided the balance of the total,
according to Sam Miller of the Western region office of
the CJCongress. Miller said that original estimates that
the damages exceeded $100,000 appeared exaggerated
but he said it was difficult to set a value on the shat-
tered hand-caryed stones which cannot be replaced at any
price. .

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