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January 10, 1969 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-01-10

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8 Friday, January 10, 1969


Anti-Israel Action in UN Spurs Members $3,004,850 in Israel--Bond Purchases
of Congress to Issue Statement of Concern Reported in Detroit for Last Year

I in secure and reognized bounda-
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have maintained a state of war ries."
3. Call for "the most urgent con-
with Israel for 20 years and which
harbor and officially encourage sideration of the settlement of the
Arab refugees . . . about half of
the guerrillas.
The Senators noted that "the the refugees holding UNRWA ra-
Israelis are fighting for their very tion cards are now within the de
lives as their Arab neighbors, facto jurisdiction of Israel itself,
bolstered by Soviet military and making them much more available
diplomatic support, again openly to settlement."
4. To encourage an organization
threaten to obliterate them." It
was stressed that the conflict for economic cooperation in the
should be viewed in its total Middle East seeking trade rela-
context and perspective. Con- tions and technical cooperation.
It was apparent from the Sen-
cern was voiced over the "rapidly
deteriorating situation" and em- ators' comments to the press that
phasis placed on efforts of the their stand fell short of outright
United Nations peace mission, advocacy of American military
headed by Ambassador Gunnar V. commitment to Israel's survival.
Sen. Javits stressed "Israel's ca-
The statement, submitted at a pacity to stand on her own if she
Senate press conference, was cir- gets some little help from us." He
culated by Sens. Jacob K. Javits, called Israel's reprisal policy as
New York Republican, and Walter one of self-defense rather than ag-
F. Mondale, Minnesota Democrat. gression and said the American
Signatories included Sens. Clifford public was "surprised" by the se-
P. Case, Republican, and Harrison verity of the U.S. stand against
A. Williams, Democrat, both of Israel at the UN. He said it was
New Jersey; Hugh Scott and Rich- necessary to understand the Is-
ard S. Schweiker, both Pennsyl- raeli action at Beirut, termed it an
vania Republicans; Stephen M. "unfortunate event," and said it
Young, Democrat, and William I was "impossible to expect a pre-
Saxbe, Republican, both of Ohio; cisely measured response from
and Charles E. Goodell, New York people fighting for their very
Republican; Peter H. Dominick, lives."
Colorado Republican; George Mur-
phy, California Republican;
Liam Proxmire, Wisconsin Demo- m all St. . Journal Finds
crat; Abraham Ribicoff, Connec- Decline in Relations
ticut Democrat; Joseph D. Tydings,
Maryland Democrat; and Fred Between Jews Negroes
Harris, Oklahoma Democrat. NEW YORK (JTA)—While many
It was learned that many Sena- Jews and Jewish organizations still
tors who publicly supported Israel work "doggedly" for civil rights,
during the recent election cam- and the Jews and Negroes live
paign refused to subscribe to the harmoniously in many urban cen-
statement. One senator, asking to ters, there has been a marked de-
remain anonymous. said he per- terioration in Negro-Jewish rela-
sonally sympathized with Israel tions during the past year, the Wall
but refused to sign the statement Street Journal reported in a front-
because "There is fear in my state page article, last week.
of our having to save Israel or — The Journal's report was based
any other country, a fear of get- on interviews with Jewish leaders
ling sucked into another Vietnam." and with moderate and militant
Sen. George D. Aiken of Ver- Negroes and on various surveys
mont, ranking Republican on the and reports on the conflict between
Senate Foreign Relations Com- the black and white communities.
mittee, said the U.S. should be
It concluded that the Jewish-
"very cautious about taking posi-
Negro split was most evident in
tions in the Middle East" and
large urban centers, particularly
warned that the Senators' state-
New York, Boston, Cleveland,
ment could "fan the flames of
Chicago, Detroit and Newark. It
war, rather than quiet them
attributed the split to the black
down." He said that "with a new
militant view that Jews were
administration coming in within
oppressors and to mounting Jew-
three weeks we would be well
ish concern over anti-Semitic
advised to wait until President
manifestations in the black com-
Nixon takes office and gives us a
thorough report on the situation."
The article quoted statements
He said he would oppose a move from Leonard Fein, a sociologist,
to introduce the statement as a
addressed the American Jew-
"sense of the Senate" resolution.
The four points of the statement ish Congress recently, and from
Richard Rubenstein, Jewish
would seek to:
1. Establish a policy seeking chaplain at the University of Pitts-
permanent peace in the Middle burgh, both of whom warned
East involving implementation of against divisive forces affecting
the UN resolution of Nov.22. 1967, Jews and Negroes. It noted that the
"with each provision being related conflict was exacerbated in New
to the other rather than being York recently by the series of
based upon Israel's withdrawal teachers' strikes in which the anta-
from occupied territories in return gonists were the predominantly
only for paper promises from the Negro Ocean Hill-Brownsville ex-
perimental school district and the
Arab states."
2. Maintain the arms balance largely Jewish teachers' union.
It also cited a recent report of
lest the "radical Arab states" be
tempted into resumption of full- the National Advisory Commission
Civil Rights that Jews own 39
scale war. "The U.S. has already
demonstrated its policy in this per cent of the stores in predomin-
black neighborhoods of 15
respect by signing a contract to
sell 50 supersonic jets to Israel, cities. It quoted the Negro author,
an action which we support and James Baldwin, as saying the
approve. The American people do Negroes resented Jewish store
not want to see a situation where owners leaving the black neighbor-
Israel will be so threatened that hoods after closing shop each day,
outside participation is called for "with our money in his pockets."
to assure its very survival. It
would be helpful to this effort for
the USSR to join in limiting its
supply of strategic military weap-
"Kosher Catering At Its Best!"
ons to the radical Arab states,
and to accept the right on an in-
dependent and free Israel to exist
alongside its Arab neighbors with-





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Sen. Scott, newly elected assist-
ant Republican leader of the Sen-
ate, charged that the UN "never
recognized Arab terrorism" as the
factor that led to Israel's action.
He said the UN concentrated on
Israeli responses to obscure the
"cruel conduct" of the Arab na-
tions that refuse to make peace.
Sen. Goodell said regional peace
was upset by the "radical Arab
terrorists." Among the leading
Senators who backed Israel during
the recent election campaign but
declined to affix their signatures
to the statement when it was cir-
culated Monday were Edward Ken-
nedy, Massachusetts Democrat,
and Eugene McCarthy, Minnesota
The statement of the 63 Con-
gressmen declared: "There are
ominous signs that the Soviet Un-
ion will exploit the censure of
Israel to whip up international
opinion against Israel. It is diffi-
cult to understand why the inter-
national community remains mute
when Arab terrorists commit mur-
der and finds its voice only when
Israel undertakes to put an end
to such atrocities." Signatories in-
cluded members of both parties.
Senate Majority Leader Mike
Mansfield, Montana Democrat,
said he did not think the United
States had any real commitment
to defend Israel, while stating the
U.S. should seek a regional solu-
tion in cooperation with the Soviet
He said, on a television inter-
view program: "I don't think we
have a hard and fast commitment
to go to the side of Israel or any
other country in that area that is
not a member of NATO." He said
he felt the Arab-Israel situation
was "getting worse" but indicated
that he looked for a solution
through American-Soviet diplo-

The 1968 Detroit Israel Bond
campaign resulted in a total of
$3,004,850 in cash sales, it was an-
nounced by Robert Brody, general
chairman of the Detroit Israel
Bond Committee. This was the
highest total for any normal year,
excluding the crisis year of 1967,
and was $639,850 more thin the
cash Israel Bond sales for 1966,
which totaled $2,365,000. Thus De-
troit maintained its position in the
forefront in the nation in Israel
Bond per capita cash sales.
Highlights of the 1968 Campaign
included the Israel 20th anniver-
sary dinner on June 4 with Israel
Cabinet Minister Menahem Begin
as guest speaker; the Shaarey
Zedek dinner on Oct. 31 which
honored Cantor Jacob H. Sonenklar
on his 40 years of service, and the
Hanuka dinner on Dec. 19 with
Israel Cabinet Minister Pinhas
Sapir and Jan Peerce in a farewell
tribute to Dr. Jacob Goldman.
A total of $1,674,000 was sub-
scribed in the Israel Bond High
Holy Day Appeals and in related
congregational activities, accord-
ing to Phillip Stollman, Israel Bond
Congregational and High Holy Day
Council chairman. Adas Shalom
again set the pace, with $650,000 in
Israel Bond subscriptions. This was
the eleventh consecutive appeal
made by Rabbi Jacob E. Segal and
again Adas Shalom was the top
congregation in the country in Is-
rael Bond High Holy Day results.
Other highly successful affairs
were the annual leadership recep-
tion for Detroiters in Florida host-


ed by Nathan Fishman and the late
Mrs. Fishman; the Labor Zionist
and Landsmanshaften rally, includ-
ing the advance Labor Zionist
leadership dinner with Yosef Al-
mogi; and other functions.
The Women's Division, under the
chairmanship of Mrs. Morris L.
Schaver, had' an active role- in the
success of the 1968 campaign.
The three-day visit of Countess
Antoinette Rinaldini-Cardelli was a
highlight of the Women's Division
Another special highlight of the
year was the purchase of an addi-
tional $200,000 worth of Bonds by
five leading Detroit Banks.





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