Israel's Immigrant Rolls Filled by 'Law of Return'
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS8
34—Friday, June 27, 1969
London Jewish - Chronicle Says
Ilya Ilipps - Ilan ds Amputated
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
Ministry, as denying that Ripps
had applied for permission to leave
for Israel. According to his ac-
count, the passport official said
that Jewish applications to leave
are given very careful appraisal on
an individual basis "because there
are many cases when persons re-
ceiving permission to leave for Is-
rael again apply to Soviet authori-
ties for permission to return."
LONDON — A student who set
himself afire in Riga, Latvia, last
April, reportedly to protest Soviet
anti-Semitism, has had both his
hands amputated, the Jewish
The student. Ilya Ripps. 21, was
said by purported eye-witnesses to ,
have demanded freedom for him-
self and all other Russian Jews to
go to Israel and denounced Soviet
The most learned among us dif-
repression of its Jewish citizens as fer only from the ignorant by their
he put a torch to his gasoline- faculty of finding amusement in
soaked clothing in a Riga street.
multifarious and complicated er-
According to the accounts, the rors. —Anatole France.
flames were put out by passing
Russian sailors, who allegedly beat
up Ripps. He was later taken to a
prison hospital. His present where-
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The newspaper said that news
of Ripps' condition reached here
at the same time as the Soviet
Weekly, organ of the Soviet Em-
Arriving immigrants (left photo) waited impatiently at Haifa for the final docking procedures
bassy in London. published a long
ALL COLOR PHOTOS
completed so they can meet their relatives and begin new lives in Israel. Then, they rush down
account alleging that the stu-
MADE BY HAND
the gangplank seeing their families and friends. "The Law of Return" is the Israeli immigration
dent's self-immolation was not
which entitles any Jews in the Diaspora to become an Israeli citizen simply by migrating
the result of being denied an exit
Last year. Israel absorbed 30.000 immigrants. This year. it will wecorne about 40,000. Were
in 3.000.000 immigrants each year—a
the U.S. to absorb immigrants at the same rate. it would take
United States during the past 10 years.
figure greater than the total immigration to the
The article in Soviet Weekly was
written by Pyotr Petrov, who said
he had interviewed the young
man's father, Aaron Ripps, who al-
Gains Ground as Idea legedly said his son had attempted
NEC YORK — Martin Levinson permanenty: and over 40 non-Jew-
GET IN TUNE WITH
NEW YORK — At a meeting of suicide twice before and was under
THE RIGHT TONE
quit his job. canceled plans for a
the American Zionist Council, treatment by a neuropathologist
three-week vacation this summer in the plan.
action was taken to accept in prin- prior to the Riga incident.
Rome. spent 5670 for a ticket to
ciple the recommendations of a
Israel and had 538 left in the bank. Naturei Karta. Police
The Soviet writer quoted Kaia
special committee of Zionist lead- Helmut. chief of the passport de-
"But I feel great." the 26-year-
ers charged with the task of draft- partment of the Latvia Interior
old advertising salesman remarked Clash Over Autopsy
ing a structure and program for
as he prepared for training with
the projected American Zionist
Sherut La'am (Service for the Issue in Jerusalem
"The new Zionist Federation,"
ish Peace Corps." a program spon- religious zealots of the Naturei
sored by the Jewish Agency. which
is a major beneficiary of the United nize the authority of the state of of the council. - will now hopefully
2;441 James Coaxer
Israel, were released on bail Tues- become a reality during the corn-
Levinson and 90 other young stu-
The committee has been working
dents and executives took six days ing from a violent demonstration
of training at the 200-acre Sherut Sunday against autopsies and Zion- on the drafting of a constitution
and by laws for the federation
La'am camp in Hig.htstown. N J.. ist rule.
Four others were held in deten- since the decision of the 27th
to learn Hebrew and Prepare for
World Zionist Congress, held in
rigorous life in Israel. They will be tion after they refused to ansv.er
followed by over 750 more volun- the charges or to recognize the
teers from all over the United court. The zealots were arrested the establishment of territorial
for illegal demonstrations. stoning Zionist federations in every coun-
States and Canada.
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police and calling policemen try.
Since its inception in 1965. over
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1.238 young men and women
Some 400 members of Naturei Canadian Teachers Get
from North America have volun-
teered for service in Israel,
Karta sect clashed with police.
IN YOUR HOME
lending their knowledge and ex- ,Nineteen protestors were arrested. Time Off for Holy Days
including veteran Naturei Karta
MONTREAL (JTA) — Jewish
perience to kibutzim and develop-
leader Amram Blau. The demon- teachers in the Winnipeg school
ment towns throughout the land.
We Also Feoture Wecithrtgs & Bor Mitz,os
The Sherut La'am program can strators gathered at dusk at Sab- division. largest in Manitoba. will
boast that in the past four years. bath Square. holding up traffic and be allowed five days off for reli-
M per cent of the volunteers who shouting anti-Zionist and anti- gious holiday observance annually
originally signed up for service autopsy slogans. A police detach- without loss of pay under a new
extended their stay in Isragl be- ment asked them to disperse. but agreement with the teachers asso-
yond one year: 331 have remained they regrouped after an hour and ciation. the Canadian Jewish Con-
threw stones at policemen.
gress has reported.
The police brought up a baton
The agreement was worked out
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charge against the demonstrators. primarily for the Jewish teachers
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has grown spectacularly in the past sue. The clash was the most
right to absent themselves on such
decade, especially since the Six- of its kind since the 1967 war.
days without cost to them."
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Women tween the Protestant School Board
West German exports to Israel
increased from $63.000.000 in 1967 members of a suburban Reform of Greater Montreal and the Mon-1
to $120.000.000 in 1968. a rise of 90 synagogue who took part in an treal Teachers Association, the
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per cent compared to a rise of 76 interfaith project to teach mothers CJC also reported. a school prin. I
per cent in British exports to Israel of Head Start children practical cipal may grant a teacher leave of
skills while the children were at-
in the same period-
specific purposes, but such absen-
Over-all British-Israel trade tending the Head Start classes are
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expecting to participate in an ex- ces are deducted from the teach-
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ing W09.006.000 in 1968. In con- tension of the program
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