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July 25, 1969 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-07-25

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10—Friday, July 25, 1969

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

German Envoy: Israel's Friend

Torczyner Efforts to Succeed Himself
as ZOA President Fought by Group

It was apparent that Dr. Pawls.
son of a Protestant theologian, was
posed amendment which would at least one full term. A term is
deeply
moved by his experience in NEW YORK (JTA)—A national
WASHINGTON—When West Ger-
provide for his entrenchment in one year.
man Chancellor Kurt Georg Kie- Israel. Dr. Pauls grew up in the committee of Zionist Organization
office."
The committee voted in Mami
singer arrives here in August for shadow of the church. In 1934. at of America leaders has been
The document termed the pro- Beach to recommend that the
19
years
of
age,
he
decided
to
join
formed to help combat a bid by
White House talks on world prob-
posed
change
in
the
constitution
Ang.
28 convention change the
the
German
regular
army
as
a
Jacques
Torczyner
for
re-election
lems, he will have at his side a
basic law so that while the four-
° to fifth and sixth terms as ZOA "a violation of the principles of
diplomat with human as well as career soldier. By 1945 he ros
democracy
in
our
organization,
the
rank
of
major,
earned
citatid
term
restriction
still exists, "The
professional links with Israel. Hr
to president.
particularly in view of the vital incumbent president shall be
is Dr. Rolf Friedemann Pauls, the for valor, and lost an am
i The committee, composed of need in these critical days to in-
d Reich.
eligible to succeed himself for
ZOA members from
West German ambassador to the for the Thir
fuse new leadership capable of not more than two further con-
History somehow found this man various
%arious sections of the United leading the ZOA on the road to its
United States.
secutive one-year terms."
in
pursuit
of
a
diplomatic
career
,
Since the Nixon-Kiesinger talks
, States, met Tuesday to take steps
led him
back
bin of God, to block Torczyner's re-election at former glory and greater achieve-
A constitutional amendment
will obviously include the Middle that
identity,
the son
of to
a man
ments."
which enabled Torczyner to have
East issue, Bonn may find it a for-
The
legal
basis
of
the
effort
ap-
destined
to
play
a
fateful
role
in
the
national
convention
in
August
a
fourth term was approved by
tuitous blessing to be represented
parently by pro-Torczyner forces last year's convention. A two-
here by the West German govern- the land of the Bible with people at Los Angeles. Sol Dann of De-
to
win
his
re-election
was
a
deci-
was elected co-chairman.
thirds vote is necessary to pass
ment's most respected authority on who suffered so terribly from Nazi- troit
I Called the "National Committee sion taken earlier this year by the
an amendment.
Israel. Dr. Pauls was named the ism.
Dr. Pauls joined no Nazi Party to Safeguard the Integrity of the ZOA's national executive commit-
There are at present two candi-
first Bonn ambassador to the Jew-
'
tee,
during
the
Pan-American
Zion-
dates for the office besides the in-
ish state when diplomatic ties were organization. Yet his army service ZOA, the organization hopes to
ist
Conference
in
Miami
Beach,
to
haunted
him.
Through
diplomatic
defeat
a
proposed
amendment
to
cumbent,
Rabbi I. Usher Kirsh-
established in 1965. His understand-
ZOA's constitution that would seek the constitutional change.
blum of Kew Gardens Hills, N. Y.,
ing of Israel's complex problem skill and sincerity, he gained wide the
make Torczyner's re-election pos-
The
constitution
presently
reads
and Rabbi Joseph Shubow of Bos-
w on the respect of Israelis.
acceptance in Israel. He and Mrs.
that a president who has served ton.
Dr. Paula was interviewed by this Paula became friends of David Bible.
Carol Picket of New York. na- for four consecutive terms shall
correspondent on the eve of the Ben-Gurion and the late Mrs. Paula
tional ZOA finance chairman, was not be eligible to succeed him-
Kiesinger visit. He indicated that Ben-Gurion.
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Bonn does not favor an imposed , A son, Christiana. 24. spent
chairman of the ad hoc self further without the lapse of
p sent time elected which
adopted a declara-
" peace" settlement designed by at Sde Boker Ben- Gurion ‘ s kibutz ' .
tion
that
viewed
"with
alarm
the
'
SOME DATES STILL
Moscow. He asserted that "a s-olu- in the Negev. Another
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son. Andre w
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tion can be found only by direct 14, made friends among Israeli : progressive decline in the mem-
NM A MS
VAIN THAN
bership of the ZOA and its serious
cooperation of the parties con- boys and learned Hebrew. g Rolf,
26
Rlf 26,
earned (Israel and •the Arab the oldest of t he three Pauls chil- shortcomings in the spheres of
, became so involved in the public relations, counteracting of
states l."
dren
Photographers
The ambassador saw no early kibutz movement that he obtained ' Arab propaganda on the campuses
Wee Wineries. Detroit. Mich.
UN 4-8785
and mass media, as w ell as its
solution. lie was obviously pessi- a university doctorate involving
' z lack of achievements in Aliya.
mistic over the Big Four ap- study of the social aspects of kibut
youth
and
Hebrew
education.
proach to the Middle East — in- i 'ndustrialization.
The declaration called upon
eluding the bilateral American-
Israeli diplomats feel that Dr. " all conscientious and dedicated
Soviet efforts. However, he hoped
Pants did much to promote rap-
members and leaders of the ZOA
that the super•powers could find
prochement. His response is that he
No Points—No Commission
to prevail upon the incumbent
a way for United Nations special is "grateful" if he did contribute
president to withdraw the pro•
Mid East envoy Gunnar V. Jar-
I would also like to list or sell your home, any
something
of
value.
In
his
self-
ring to resume his mission.
condition anywhere.
effacing view', one man could not
Dr. Pauls thought it certain that
do very much, he said. He would First Hebrew-Speaking
FREE APPRAISAL
CLOSING 24 HOURS
tht: Arab-Israel question would be
covered in President Nixon's dis- give all credit to the policy of the Lodge in N. America
9104
Federal Republic. since its found-
missions with Dr. Kiesinger. It
LOS ANGELES—Bnai Brith has
L. Horwitz
ca me up last February when the ing in 1949, to build Germany-Jew- chartered its first Hebrew-speak-
ish reconciliation as "a moral cor-
7
MILE
two leaders last met.
ing
lodge
in
North
America.
MONTGOMERY
2643
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nerstone of our foreign policy."
The Parris evaluation of Kremlin
A majority of the 128 founding
10725 W. McNichols
Israelis feel that Dr. Paul con-
REALTY
was that the Russ i ans are
members of Shalom Lodge in this
trying to stabilize the status quo in veyed Israel's views to Bonn in a city are Israelis. But the roster
while seeking increased very accurate and compelling man-
Europe
ner. They are reassured by the fact includes Americans fluent in He-
mobility to expand Soviet influence
that his knowledge will be al:ad.- brew. among them motion picture
in the Middle East. Accordingly,
able to Dr. Kiesinger during the and television actor Nehemiah Per-
Moscow has manipulated and ex-
soff.
•ii(jted the _Arabs, he said. Among coming talks.
President of the group is Dr.
Dr. Pants said with some nostal-
ftc fringe benefits of Russia's pro-
Moses Spira. a former officer of
rah policy has been the advance- gia that he would have liked to the first Bnai Brith unit founded
ment of Communist East Ger- remain longer in Israel. Israelis • after World War II in Munich.
A small group of congenial Detroiter: would like to add
many's interests. A growing num- say they would welcome him back.
Another Hebrew-speaking Bnai
'.er of Arab regimes are establish- They ask that Dr. Pauls be judged ' Brith group outside Israel is Ben
several couples to a comprehensive, outstanding 21 day
jog diplomatic relations with East as the statesman he became and Yehuda Lode. chartered in Lon-
tour—super deluxe accomodations-2 meals daily—tours
not
by
the
uniform
he
once
wore.
Germany.
don in 1967. It is named for Eliezer
with private guide—flight from Eilat to Jerusalem. All for
Moscow is using the Arab hostil-
Ben Yehuda. the "father of mod-
ity to Israel to create a situation
only
ern Hebrew" and a founding mem-
threatening the southern flank of
ber of Bnai Brith in Jerusalem.
Europe. he said, adding that the
In Pita ry and political implications
The fame of great men ought
For Further Information Call
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of Russian diplomacy go far be- it- .
always to be estimated by the
GOLDIE ESKIN, 342-6311
the Mediterranean. Since 1._.•
means used to acquire it. — La
Soviet ends are served by the Mid
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Veterans Rochefoucauld.
die East conflict. Bonn is naturally
interested in a peaceful solution he of three Jewish underground fight-
said. But Bonn certainly rejects the ing organizations of the pre-State-
Soviet formula for unconditional hood era met here recently to ob-
Israeliwithdrawal, and Dr. Kie- serve the 21st anniversary of their
ith views
vies sug- abortive attempt to capture the
singer may differ with
gested to Mr. Nixon by London and Old City of Jerusalem during Is-
rael's War for Independence in
Paris, the envoy said.
Dr. Pauls is concerned about 1948. Menahem Beigin, leader of
the
Herut party and minister-with-
the Middle East in terms of Ger•
man national interests. Yet his out-portfolio in the present govern-
thoughts about regional peace are ment, told former colleagues of the
almost precisely identical with Irgun Zvai Leumi, which he corn-
the most idealistic dreams of the unused, the Hagana and the
Stern Group that the attempt to
Israelis.
Noting the burden of Israel's iso- storm the gates of Old Jerusalem
to
keep it from falling into Jorda-
tailor'. Dr. Pauls expressed hope
for eventual Arab acceptance of nian hands taught valuable lessons
Israel, open borders, and mutual . even though it failed.
Those lessons, he said, were ap-
cooperation. He depicted Israelis
as a talented people who could do lied in June 1967 when an Israeli
much to make the Middle East paratroop brigade drove Jordanian
How To Be Leaders In Tomorrow's American-Jewish
prosper as an area of "communica- . forces out of the Old City in some
Lion and cooperation" from North of the bloodiest fighting of the Six-
Africa to the Euphrates. Bonn is Day War. The one gate that was
prepared to contribute economic ' broken through in 1948 symbolizes
For Children with Little
cultural, and technical assistance all the gates of Jerusalem that are
to help implement a dream involv- ' now wide open, Beigin said.
or No Hebrew Background
ing fruitful coexistence of the Arab
states and Israel, he declared.
Medical Parley in Israel
Grades 3 & 4
As the first West German am- ,
bassador to the Jewish State, Dr.' JERUSALEM—"Jewish Contribu-
tions
to
Medicine
Throughout
the
Pauls arrived in Israel in July
For Kindergarten
1965, to hear jeers from Jews who Ages" will be the theme of the
eighth World Assembly of the Is-
Grades I & 2
1968 he left Israel to the accompani rael Medical Association next May
in
Jerusalem,
Haifa
and
Tel
Aviv.
ment of cheers. He achieved an
The organizing committee is rep-
incredible diplomatic objective:
. .
in t h e e IJ. . S . y Dr r. . MM
establishment of human relations r esentedU

By MILTON FRIEDMAN

(Copyright 1969, JTA, Inc.)

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