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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-10-24

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Receives Butzel Award

Luria Wins Nobel Prize

Dr. Salvador Edward Luria, professor of
microbiology at. the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, shares the $75,000 Nobel Prize in
physiology and medicine with Dr.. Alfred May
Hershey and Dr. Max Delbruck for their dis-
coveries in the field of research in virus and
viral diseases.
Dr. Luria. 57. a native of Turin, Italy, came
to the United States in 1940 as an escapee from
Nazism and fascism. He did research and
taught at several universities before joining the
MIT faculty as head of the microbiology de-
partment. Ile haS played a leading role in the
movement against the war in Vietnam.
(Related story Page 9)

Paul Zuckerman, whose services to the
Jewish community assumed worldwide propor-
tions with his leadership in the United Jewish
Appeal as well as participation in major Jewish
causes in Detroit, will receive the Fred M.
Butzel Award for distinguished service here,
at the annual meeting of the Jewish Welfare
Federation at the Jewish Center Wednesday.

Zuckerman held major positions here. as
head of Allied Jewish Campaigns, as president
of the United .Jewish Charities and currently
as a national chairman of the U.JA.

(Detailed stories on l'ages 28 and 48)

THE JEWISH NEWS

UJC Anniversary
and Honors for
Paul Zuckerman

Bnai Brith Varied
Services Appeal

1:=)E -T- MCA -T-

Israel Bonds'
Major Role

A Weekly Review I

Editorials
Page 4

IN./1I 1--11G.A.1 ■ 1

of Jewish Events

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

VOLUME LVI—No. 6

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17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364—October 24, 1969

Non-Proselytizing
Christian
Acknowledgments
of Prophetic
Heritage of
Israel

Commentary
Page 2

$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

State Dept. Repudiates 'Gross
Distortion' About Aid to Israel

French Studying Refund:
Israel Demands Planes

PARIS (JTA)—A French ministerial committee is study-
ing ways to refund an estimated $60,000.000 that Israel paid
for 50 Mirage III supersonic jets that were never delivered
because of the embargo imposed by former President Charles
de Gaulle after the Six-Day War, it was learned here. Most
observers here believe the government has already decided
in principle to keep the planes and return the money to
Israel. The committee's task is to devise a way of accomp.
lishing this without creating serious economic, diplomatic
and military repercussions, it was reported.

Official French sourcesstaid, however, that no decision
has yet been made by the government. Israeli diplomatic
circles here said they knew nothing of the matter beyond
what they read in the local press. (An Israeli Foreign
Ministry spokesman said in Jerusalem that Israel would
rebuff any refund offer because "we want the 50 Mirages
for which we paid. They belong to us." Ile said France has
made no approaches to Israel about a refund.) Israel has
repeatedly demanded that France honor the contract for the
Mirages which it ordered from the Marcel Dassault works
in 1966 and for which it made final payment last year.
According to French defense ministry sources.: a. study
of the consequences of a refund was initiated by President
de Gaulle's defense minister. Pierre Messmer. and is being
continued in the Pompidou administration by Defense Minis-
ter Michel Debre. f. special committee was set up for the
purpose several weeks ago consisting of representatives of
the foreign affairs and defense ministries, members of the
general defense headquarters and representatives of the
three armed services, reports here said.

The main problem facing the committee is how to dis- -
pose of the 50 Mirages. It is generally assumed that they
wilt be turned over to the French air force although they
were built to Israeli specifications and do not fit into France's
strategic needs. Israel had the planes designed for tactical
infantry support whereas the French air force is built
12)
around long-range bombers. (Related story Page

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A wave of anti-American fury mounted in the Arab world
last weekend over charges that the United States was permitting its citizens to fight for Israel.
The charges were made on Friday by Dr. Mohammed H. el-Zay ■ at. permanent representative of
Egypt to the United Nations, in a letter to Secretary-General U. Thant. Dr. el-Zayyat charged
that an "official statement" by the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv confirmed that U.S. citizens are per-
mitted to serve in Israel's armed forces without losing their American citizenship. He charged
that this "does not differ much from the method by which the United States began its war in Viet-
nam."

A State Department official said here Saturday that the charges. widely published in the
Arab press, represented a "gross .distortion" of American policy and were intended to incite
Arab opinion against the U.S. Officials here disclosed that the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Charles
W. Yost. handed a letter to Thant denying that American military personnel were serving in
Israel's armed forces. State Department spokesman Robert J. McCloskey said Arab allegations
that Americans are flying U.S. Phantom and SkyhaWk jet aircraft recently sold to Israel "are
absolutely without foundation, and we totally reject them."

Syria Gains Council
Seat: UN's Group May
Face Israel Boycott

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Two Israeli newspapers
reported Tuesday that Israel may boycott the
United Nations Security Council because of the
election of Syria to it Monday.
The reports in Haaretz 'and Davar came in
the wake of the statement by Foreign Minister
Abba Eban Monday that Israel would "reconsi-
der her stand" toward the council if Syria was
elected and until it frees the two Israelis de-
tained since the Aug. 29 hijacking of a Trans
World Airlines jet to Damascus.
Haaretz reported that it is likely that Israel
will not appear before the 15 - member council

under present conditions either as a plaintiff or

in answering charges made against her by other
states.
(Continued on Page 9)

General Clay Heads Committee of Concern
Aimed at Rescuing Imprisoned Iraqi Jews

Committee of Concern to focus world
NEW YORK — The formation of a
attention on political trials and hangings of Jews. Christians and other minority
middle East countries, was announced
elements in Iraq, and discrimination in other
of
here by General Lucius D. Clay, corporate executive and former commander
figures in American business,
U.S. armed forces in Europe. The committee includes universities,
public affairs and
religion, arts and sciences,

civil rights.
Announcement of the organization of the committee fol-
lows the execution Aug. p in Baghdad of 15 men, including
'two Jews and two Christians. on charges of spying for the
U.S. and Israel. Last January nine Jews, three Moslems
hanged in Iraq after a
and two Christians were publicly
ecret trial- on espionage char:4es.
his announcement, General Clay explained that the
In
he is the chairman, would
Committee of Concern, of %%Melt of Jews in prison in Iraq,
release
work to help secure of the
movement for the 2,500 Jews within
to ensure freedom
emigration for those who wish
that country. and to facilitate
pointed
out that several countries, in-
t o go e l sew h e re . li e
and Canada, had already indicated
,
cluding the United State
their willingness to accept refugees from Iraq if the Iraqi
authorities would permit them to leave.

Gem. Clay

(Continued on Page 9)

Another high State Department official reas-
sured 10 Arab envoys at a-special meeting at the
department that the United States policy seeks
"friendship with both Arabs and Israelis" and that
the U.S. does not favor the service of American
citizens in Israeli armed forces.

Joseph J. Sisco. assistant secretary of state
for Near Eastern affairs, met with the envoys of
Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan. Morocco. Libya, Tunisia,
Egypt. Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Sudan. Egypt,
Algeria and Sudan. which severed diplomatic re-
lations with the U.S. during the June. 1967 Arab-
Israli war, were represented respectively by India.
Guinea and Somalia.

A State Department announcement after the
meeting said that Sisco denied that the U.S. en-
couraged citizens to take part in military ac-
tivities in the Mid East. He told the Arabs that
"some very few Israeli citizens who hold dual Is-

(Continued on Page 7)

Clergymen Asked to Join
Drive On Synagogue Vandals

NEW YORK — (JTA) — The president of the Brooklyn Board of
Rabbis appealed to Catholic and Protestant clergymen to join him in con-
demning vandalism against houses of worship after a Coney Island syna-
gogue was found desecrated last week. Rabbi Kurt Klappholz made his
appeal after Morris Glassman, president of Congregation Chevra . Bikur
Cholem, reported that the synagogue has been ruined.
Rabbi Mendel Epstein said that he and a member of the congrega-
tion, which has. 30 regular worshipers, most of them elderly, found the
vandalism when they arrived for morning services. It was the second time
that the synagogue had been vandalized in a month. Damages were esti- -
mated at thousands of dollars.
Angry congregation members, asserting that abandoned homes in
the neighborhood were hiding places for drug addicts. muggerS and vandals,
demanded that- the three mayoral candidates visit the synagogue. Rabbi
Epstein said "we found prayer books throivn all over the place. and human
excrement smeared in the aisles." He added that the Torah Scroll and the
Ark in the sanctuary had been left untouched. Police said they were look-
ing for a gang of six Negroes and Puerto Rican youths suspected of the
vandalism. A patrolman was placed on guard at the synagogue.

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