22—Friday, February 14, 1969
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS JWV Pushes
Boycott of France, Accuses Gen. De Gaulle of Trickery
Earlier Feuereisen charged that
President de Gaulle of France is
"trying to take over for France
the holdings of U.S. companies in
the Iraqi Petroleum Co. so that
France can dominate the consor-
By PAM SHRIMAN
"ouch" for the benefit of the vic-
According to the JWV leader,
President de Gaulle is maneuver-
Black anti-Semitism and the Jew- tim and the attacker. He said,
ing in Iraq to have the French oil
ish-Negro confrontation that has "when a Jew speaks out they say
syndicate, Compagnie Francais de
arisen, with injection into it o f he can't take self-criticism, but it's
Israel and Zionism emerged as not self-criticism if someone is cri-
Petrel, take over the holdings of
the American firms, Standard Oil
vital issues at a panel discussion timing you to begin with."
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Finance Min- or New Jersey and Mobil. The
Wineman also stated "If Jews
Wednesday afternoon, in the Deroy
ister. Zeev Sharef appealed to the French now own 23 3/4 of the
Building on the Wayne State Uni- as a group are vilified as a spe-
Israeli public to make special ef- consortium with the British and
versity campus. It was arranged cial form of white with the most
by the WSU United University hate-filled imagery known in the forts to subscribe to a national Dutch posessing similar equal por-
Ministry and the South End on the history of Jewish persecution, security loan in order to cover at tions. With the takeover of the
least one-third of the $350,000,000
subject "Racism / Anti-Semitism / then that's anti-Semitism."
Nationalism—Is Unity Possible?"
"The South End categorically cost of 50 Phantom jet supersonic -
Black and Jew—WSU Panelists
Let Off Some Steam on Issue
WASHINGTON — A "top level
high-powered" national committee
has been appointed by National
Commander Charles Feuereisen to
implement and coordinate JWV's
"all-out" boycott of French goods
Seek Loan to Pay
for U.S. Phantoms
Wayne's lower Deroy Auditorium denies the charge that we're anti- fighter-bombers which Israel will
was filled to its capacity of 300 as Semitic," South End Editor John buy from the United States.
Sharef, who also heads the min-
views were aired on touchy topics , Watson said. He claimed "If blacks
bv a panel of five, moderated by would respond to criticism the istry of commerce and industry,
Father Michael Hunt, Catholic same ways the Jews did, blacks
would be burning down this city
chaplain at WSU.
Larry Hochman, physics instruc- each day of the week. There are
for at Eastern Michigan University powerful elements in the Jewish
who terms himself "a radical dedi- community who want to attack the
cated to fighting oppression, racism South End, not because of anti-
and capitalism," rapped the Jewish Semitism, but because the South
community for its "sensitivity and End is against the system." Wat-
persecution complex." He said the son said that since the South End
Jews cannot forget their history of is revolutionary, certain elements
torture and organizational Jewry such as the Detroit News, Chrysler
has a "paranoia" in which it sees Corporation, New Detroit, Inc.,
itself besieged by Arabs there and have been trying to crush the paper
by blacks here. since September, but they didn't
It's the class role occupied by the have an issue. He said "They
Jews, not their Jewishness that's finally got a keyhole in the anti-
relevant in the black anti-Semit- Semitism issue. The system is
using anti-Semitism to suppress
ism issue,"' he added.
the paper, and half, if not all of
Hochman said Jews go into
black communities as landlords, those people, are anti-Semitic
teachers and social workers themselves."
Watson explained his views on
while blacks enter the suburbs
as maids and garbage collectors. the hopes of unity for the black and
From this he asserted, "In short, Jewish communities. He said
"We'd like an independent and au-
Jews collect rent from blacks
and blacks collect garbage from tonomous Jewish community and
an independent and autonomous
black community in cooperation`."
Rev. Hubert Locke, WSU's direc-
Otto Feinstein , professor at
for of religious affairs, a Negro, WSU's Monteith
demanded that unity between was attempting to explain why the
blacks and Jews is essential to the Jews of the community reacted the
existence of all. Rev. Locke pointed way they did in reference to arti-
out that the same forces are the cies appearing in the South End.
roots of racism and anti-Semitism.
said the . S outh End walked un-
He said "It is the only force which knowningly
stands to gain in the widening gap because the editors didn't fully
between the two communities," understand the feeling of the Jew-
that such forces "are not only will- ish community in terms of its pre-
ing, but gleeful to see black and vious exterminations.
Jew pitted against each other."
Feinstein explained, "When our
In answer to the question pur- society is so infested with racism,
posed in the forum's topic—
one must understand what other
Rev. Locke said unity "is n o t people hear when one talks." He
only possible, but indispensable ! said "It is interesting in this con-
Unless there is a black-Jewish alli- troversy to hear Jews defined as
ance that holds a force of sanity in white. It is somewhat a back-
our sick .society which borders on
compliment, for Western
hysteria, we will all sink into a sea
- • • .on never defined us as
of social-economic chaos."
David Wineman, WSU professor white."
Feinstein said that anti-Zionism
in the school of social work, drew
an analogy to the importance of a has been used for anti-Semitism,
victim being attacked to holler and anti-Semitism used to suppress
the South End. He asserted that
the suppression of the South End
Immigrant Housing Gets should be fought, but the errors of
the paper realized.
Cabinet Budget Boost
For the sake of justice for one
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
people, do not create conditions for
to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM — The Cabinet the extermination of another."
In the rebuttal session, Hoch-
decided Monday to allocate an-
other $35,000,000 in the budget for man recalled, "His old days in
the next fiscal year to provide Zionism" and its foundation 50
years ago. But, he said "the pres-
housing for new immigrants.
The decision was based on re- ent reality counts not on the past. "
wised estimates of immigration in He noted that "Jews are no longer
1969 which indicated a greater in- marginal"; the blacks are the un-
flux than originally expected. An skilled. He said "the anti-Semitism
additional 7,000 housing units will in blacks today, issued by the most
be required during a two-year per- powerless people in the country, is
iod ending in March 1971, the not comparable to that of the Hitler
Cabinet was told. The funds will be era."
In the question and answer pe-
allocated from the existing budget.
A ministerial committee will decide riod, interspersed with more than
what expenses should be cut to occasional hecklings, were some
provide the additional housing for interesting comments.
Watson asked if there was any
The Cabinet also decided that racism in the Jewish community.
decorations awarded to persons A black student screamed "Yeb,
who participated in Israel's strug- they call us `shwartza.'" Some-
one else asked what that meant,
gle for independence be awarded
to non-Jews as well as Jews who and then an Arab student
participated in para-military activi- screamed "Shut-up!"
A bearded student said he read
ties before May 14, 1948.
Among the names mentioned as in the "Village Voice" that Jews
possible recipients was the family need anti-anti-Semitism to hold
of the late Gen. Orde Wingate, a young Jews together — that's all
British army commander who serv- they have left to bind them, reac-
ed as a captain in Palestine during tion to anti-Semitism."
Prof. Feinstein answered, "If we
the 1930s and organized the first
Hagana units. Gen. Wingate was continue to condemn people be-
killed in Burma during World cause of nationality—we are still
said the government hoped to raise
some $95,000,000 from the public
and from local banks.
Moshe Kashti, defense ministry
director general, said in Jerusalem
that despite the rapid growth of its
armaments industry, Israel still
was buying abroad war materials
valued at more than eight per cent
of its gross national product. He
added that French-made Israeli
aircraft would be able to continue
in operation indefinitely because
Israeli industries can make most
of the needed spare parts.
Of Weddings a Bar Mitzvahs
American one-fourth interest, shar-
ed by Standard and Mobil, de
Gaulle would control the syndicate.
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