THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
I18-Friday , October 24, 1969
(; en. Dayan Visits Aksa Mosque Area, Open for the First Tune Since Fire
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Defense
Minister Moshe Dayan visited the
Temple Mount compound in East
Jerusalem Monday morning follow-
ing its reopening to Jewish visitors
for the first time since the Al
Aksa Mosque fire last Aug. 21.
The Cahinet decided to lift the
ban on Jewish access to the area
held sacred by both Jews and Mos-
lems. The ban was originally im-
posed to avoid possible clashes
between Jewish visitors and Arabs
who were incensed by the mosque
The cabinet's decision however
affected only one -a cces s. the
Moor's Gate, which has always
been guarded by Israeli military
police and has been used by Jew-
ish worshipers and tourists going
to and from the West Wall. The
other nine gates under control of
the Wakf, the Moslem religious
council, remain closed to all but
Moslem worshipers. There is an
Gen. Dayan was accompanied
by the chief of the Moslem
guards employed by the Wakf.
They are responsible for security
of the AI Aksa Mosque and the
Dome of the Rock (Mosque of
Omar). But Israeli authorities
the approaches to the
The ban on Jewish access to the
Young Leaders Open Training Series
Temple Mount irritated sonic Is-
raelis. especially after an Austral-
ian Christian, Denis Michael Wil-
liam Rohen, admitted setting fire
to the Al Aksa Mosque. Some
Israelis still insist that Israeli
police should control all of the
gates. The matter has become an
issue in the Oct. 28 national elec-
The Wakf Wednesday assailed
the reopening of the Temple Mount
compound to non-Moslem visitors,
contending that Israeli authorities
have no right to supervise access
to the area which contains Al Aksa
and the Mosque of Omar.
According to the Wakf, All of
the compound is a mosque, all of
it is holy and all of it is the sole
property of Moslems."
It never barred non-Moslem visi-
tors from the area until "the pain-
fill and mysterious circumstances"
surrounding the arson at the Al
Aksa mosque, the statement said.
Israel has not disputed the
Wakf's right to guard Moslem i
shrines and has in fact, insisted
that the Moslem religious authori-
ties were solely responsible for the
security and maintenance of its
shrines. A special ministerial com-
mittee investigating the circum-
stances of the Al Aksa mosque fire
charged the Wakf with gross negli
gence in exercising its responsi-
bilities in the Temple Mount area.
Israeli forces maintain security
along the approaches to the com-
Look Sharp —
Be Sharp —
In New Fall Fashions
27—Beth Israel Sisterhood
Willowood Meeting, 8
28—General Assembly Dele-
gates Meeting, 8:30 p.m..
Cong. Beth Israel
Bnai Brith Board Meet-
ing, 8:30 p.m.
29—Council Blood Program,
Noon-6 p.m., Temple
Sponsors of the opening dinner of the 1969-70 Young Leadership
Training Group were the past presidents of the Flint Jewish Com-
munity Council. With guest speaker Neil J. Norry (center) are
(from left), Dr. H. M. Golden, Gilbert Y. Rubenstein, Louis Kasle,
Dr. Saul Gornle Joseph Megdell and B. Morris Pelavin. Not shown
are past presi nts Arthur Hurand and Jack Shaprow.
Council Softball Team Honored
Auxiliary will have a potluck din-
ner at River Forest Clubhouse 7
p.m. Sunday. Tickets may be pur-
chased at the door. Those wish-
ing to attend are asked to call
Mrs. Ira C. Scho, chairman,
787 - 4956, and tell her the type of
food they are bringing.
Dr. and Mrs. Isadore II. Gutos
have returned from San Francisco,
where they- attended an American
College of Surgeons meeting. Their
son, Dr. Richard F. Gutow, of the
University of Michigan Medical
Center staff, was inducted into the
Fellowship of the American Col-
lege of Surgeons. Also present
were Richard's wife and the senior
Gutows' other son, Capt. Gary
_Gutow, who had just finished 13
months with the Air Force Medical
Corps in Korea.
Mrs. Schoenfeld of Tel Aviv is
looking for Lizzi Plashkes (nee
Horn) who lived in Vienna and is
currently living in the United
States. Anyone with information
is asked to contact Mrs. Herbert
Koenig, 422 W. McClellan.
Members of the Flint Jewish Community Council softball team,
at the recent awards banquet are (from left) Dan Gotlib, Marvin
Boren, Fred Osher, Barry Braver, Ken Leavitt, Craig Silverton, Bob
Kaplan, Larry Braver and Bob Ilanflik. Players not shown are Jeff
Feinstein, David Koffman, Mike Leavitt, Mark Leitson, Jim Mitchell,
Gary Voight and Neal Wilensky. The athletic award was presented to
Fred. Oosher, and the sportsmanship award to Larry Braver. The
team was coached by Carl Rittman and assistant coach Chuck
HOLD THIS DATE
Flint Jewish Community Council
Sunday, November 23, 1969 — 6:30 p.m.
CONG. BETH ISRAEL
Jonathan Gotlib, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Benzion Gotlib, will be called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzva
Nov. 1 at Cong. Beth Israel.
Blood Program Slated
The Flint Jewish Community
Council will hold its blood program
from noon-6 p.m., Wednesday, at
Temple Beth El.
Join in 3Ioratorium
Temple Beth El joined in the
Vietnam moratorium observance
last week with a special service
prepared by Rabbi William A.
Greenebaum II and presented by
members of Temple Beth El. The
service was held through the so-
cial action committee of the tem-
I ple, Dr. Jack Stanzler, chairman.
is now on the sales staff of
Packer Pontiac, America's
largest Pontiac dealer. He's
waiting to give his customers a
great deal on a new '69 or '70
Pontiac, Tempest or Firebird.
See or call him today.
Oct. 26—Tween Bowling Program,
3 p.m., Town and Coun-
p.m., River Forest Club
At the opening_
dinner of the
Group are (from
Dr. William Ber-
nard and Mrs.
and guest speak-
er Neil J. Norry
of the UJA
Young Le ade r.
ship CabienL Not
shown is co-
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