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February 13, 1970 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-02-13

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22—Friday, February 13, 1970


Sen. Percy Calls
Guerrillas Danger
to Arab Countries

Camp Gan Israel Adds New Building




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Seventy additional Detroit children will be accommodated in the
two-story building at Camp Gan Israel in Linden, Mich. The upper-
level dining room has a porch facing Pine Lake, and modern sleeping
quarters and washrooms on the lower level. Registration for the
summer season is under way for the camp, located 60 miles from
Detroit on a 27-acre site. Daily activities include swimming, boating,
baseball, arts and crafts, tennis, basketball, music, motor boating
and horseback riding. Interested parents may contact the camp office,

Mapam Party Leader Opposes Annexation
Creation of West Bank Palestinian State

NEW YORK (JTA)—Simha Fla-
pan, a leading member of Mapam
(United Workers Party) in Israel
and founder and editor of the Mid-
dle East monthly New Outlook, told
the JTA that he opposes perma-
nent annexation by Israel of the
territories it occupies since the
Six-Day War and expressed oppo-
sition to the establishment of a
Palestinian Arab state on the West
Flapan, an international Socialist-
Zionist leader and former director
of Arab affairs for Mapam, has
been touring the United States to
complete research on Middle East
problems for a book he is writing
on the Israel-Arab conflict. He
spoke here under the sponsor-
ship of the Jewish Liberation
Project, described by its spokes-
man as a Socialist-Zionist group
devoted to the building of Israel-
Arab friendship in the Middle East
and support for this policy within
the American Jewish community.
Focusing on his opposition to a
West Bank Palestinian Arab state,
Flapan said, "I don't think this
would solve the problem either for
the Arab people or the state of
Israel. It would artificially dis-
member the Arab people who live
in more than just this area." He

Soviet Yiddish Journal
Explores Jewish Past

LONDON (JTA) — An historical
survey dealing with the Jewish
past in a scholarly, non-political
context, is featured in the current
issue of Sovietish Heimland, the
officially sanctioned Yiddish peri-
odical, just received here.
The issue also contains articles,
essays and poems by Ezra Finen-
berg, Aron Vergelis, Moto Grubian,
Yechiel Falikman, Chaim Matin-
sky and Meir Yellin. Also featured
are hitherto unpublished photo-
graphs of the late David Bergel-
son, a Soviet-Jewish novelist who
was one of the victims of the

Stalinist purges of the early 19505.
There is a note on Boris Gapo-

nov's Hebrew translation of "Man
in the Tiger Skin" by the Georgian
poet Rustaveli. The magazine re-
ports that Gaponov is working on
a Hebrew translation of Lermon-
tov's poetry which will appear in
two volumes and on an anthology
of Georgian poetry.


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said such a state would be an
artificial attempt to unify the
Palestinian Arabs on the basis of
geography rather than on the basis
of historic rights and economic and
political needs.

On-Job Training Rule
for Federal Construction
Urged to Fight Bias

NEW YORK—The American Jew-
ish Committee has urged Secretary
of Labor George P. Schultz to set
up a mandatory program under
which on-the-job training would be
required on all contracts for fed-
eral or federally-assisted construc-
In a letter signed by Mervin H.
Riseman, chairman of its domestic
affairs committee, the AJC de-
"This is needed not only to
remedy the ills of the past but to
provide the skilled workers the
nation must have for the future.
Only in this way can the entire
nation be mobilized for a total
assault on bias in the building
trades and, at the same time,
create a full-integrated construe.
tion program to fill the nation's
unmet construction needs in the
Similar letters were sent to the
governors of the 50 states and to
the mayors of the nation's 32
largest cities, urging them to insti-
tute similar programs on state and
local levels.
In addition, Riseman expressed
the hope that private builders
would work with unions and minor-
ity communities to develop the
same approach on all private con-

Federations Urged to Cut
Capital Funds in Favor
of Day Schools, Israel

WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles
H. Percy (R.-111.) said the Arab
guerrilla omvement may be more
of a threat to the Arab states than
to Israel. He advised Arab leaders
meeting prior to the Cairo meeting
Saturday to consider the threat
posed to themselves by these guer-
rilla groups.
Percy noted that George Habash,
leader of the Popular Front for
the Liberation of Palestine, had
predicted a 20-to-30 year struggle
to subdue Israel, followed by
creation of a new Palestinian state
operating on Marxist-Leninist prin-
ciples. Habash had said that then
"Palestine will be free from
Zionism, Lebanon and Jordan will
be free from reaction, and Syria
and Iraq from the petty bourge-
The Habash statement, Percy
said, "is typical of the arrogance
;and recklessness of the Arab guer-
rilla leaders who not only threat-
en Israel, but also threaten the
Arab states." The Illinois Senator
cited the present struggle between
the government and the guerrillas
in Lebanon and the danger posed
to the government of King Hussein
; of Jordan by the Palestinian guer-
' rilla movement.
"Arab guerrillas may actually
be more of a threat to the Arab
states than to Israel," Percy said,
I "because Israel is a strong, united
nation, while many of the Arab
governments are weak and vulner-
able to intimidation and pressure
by the guerrillas."
Percy quoted Yasser Arafat,
leader of the Palestine Liberation
Organization, as saying in Jordan
on Jan. 23 that, "the only solution
is that which comes from the
muzzle of a gun," and he advised
that "question of legitimate self-
interest should be the real issue
in Cairo."


JDC Aids Yeshivot of Israel

This Talmud Torah student is
at Etz Chayim Yeshiva in Jeru-
salem, one of 134 yeshivot sup-
ported by the Joint Distribution
Committee in Israel, with United
Jewish Appeal funds. Etz Cha-
yim, the oldest yeshiva in Israel,
has been receiving aid from JDC
continuously since 1914.
• • •
Continuing its support of cultural
and religious institutions in Israel,
the Joint Distribution Committee
will provide over $800,000 in finan-
cial aid to more than 130 yeshivot
in the Jewish state in 1970, it was


School Built With Funds
Raised in Argentina

ian and Israeli dignitaries attend-
ed the dedication here of a new
elementary school built in the Kir-
' yat Yovel suburb with funds raised
by Jews and non-Jews in Argen-
tina. The school was officially
named for the republic of Argen-
The Argentina government was
represented at the ceremonies by
Prof. Dardo Perez Guilho, minis-
ter of education.

Navaho Reservation
Experience Depicted
in Dramatic Style

A remarkable story of an Indian
reservation is told in a Random
House volume by Vincent Crapan-
"The Fifth World of Enoch
Maloney—Portrait of a Navaho"
is a dramatic account of the
Navaho reservation in Arizona-
New Mexico. On land the size of
West Virginia, 115,000 Navahos
represent a fast growing com-
munity. But it is a struggling one,
hardly eking out a livelihood.
Despite their difficulties, the
Navahos remain on their land. The
Americanization problem in its ex-
tremist form is described here by
Crapanzano, who lived among
them to get first hand knowledge
about a problem and a people he
describes with sympathy, under-
standing, a desire to help.

announced by Samuel L. Haber,
JDC executive vice chairman.
"This continues unbroken a tra-
dition which was begun in 1941,the
very first year the JDC was creat-
ed," Haber said. "The subsidies,
which will amount to approximate-
ly 15 per cent of the operating
costs of the yeshivot, often mean
the difference between maintaining
minimum standards and facing
constant financial crises."
In addition to the funds alloted
to the yeshivot, Haber said an-
other $54,000 has been reserved
for aid to refugee rabbis, schol-
ars engaged in research and for
approximately 90 teacher-train-
ing scholarships. JDC's Malben
program on behalf of aged, ill
and handicapped newcomers to
Israel will provide a broad range
of health and welfare services
for some 30,000 beneficiaries at
a cost of more than $6,000,000, he
funds for these and
other programs benefitting over
300,000 needy Jews in 27 countries
around the world mainly from the
campaigns of the United Jewish
During the past year, Haber said,
JDC aided 134 yeshivot with a total
enrollment of over 18,000 students.
Another 31 yeshivot, which do not
receive regular subsidies, were
provided with special holiday
grants. Adding some 7,500 depend-
ents of married students, the total
number assisted was more than
25,000, Haber continued.
JDC also provides funds for
feeding programs and for the pur-
chase and improvement of kitchen
equipment and dining room and
dormitory facilities, he said.

Portions of Bible
Translated Into S. African

PRETORIA (JTA)—Portions of
the Old Testament and the Ten
Commandments are being trans-
lated into one of the major Bush-
man dialects. According to a re-
port from this fourth largest
South African city, Prof. E. 0. J.
Westphal of Cape Town's Univft-
sity School of African Studies has
undertaken the task with the aid
of a Kalahari Desert Bushman.
The translation of the Old Testa-
ment and the New Testament was
initiated by a group of mission-
aries, academicians, and the South
African Bible Society. The dialect
used in the translation, Kung, is
spoken by only a few thousand of
the estimated 50,000 Bushmen sur-
viving in southern Africa.

Revolving Doors at Hadassah-Hebrew U. Center

NEW YORK—A year's morator-
ium on capital expenditures for

new projects was asked of Ameri-
can Jews by the head of the coun-
try's largest Orthodox rabbinical
group. Instead, Rabbi Zev Segal,
president of the Rabbinical Coun-
cil of America, wants the funds to
be channeled into Jewish education
and Israel's needs.
Rabbi Segal said Israel and the
day school movement both are in
danger, and he criticized Jewish
federations and welfare funds "for
continuing to treat Jewish educa-
tion as a stepchild."
He estimated that $100,000,000
is spent annually by American
Jews on new construction.

Spain Firm: Recognition
of Israel Not Forthcoming


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MADRID (ZINS) — Spain for-
eign minister, Gregorio Lopez
Brava, on a visit to Cairo, pro-
claimed that the government of
Spain will under no circumstances
give recognition to Israel, nor will
there be any relations whatever
between the respective countries.
Lauding the Security Council
resolution of November 1967 as
the best hope for peace in the
Middle East, the minister also
declared his support of the El
Fatah terrorists. He announced
that Spain has agreed to permit
the Arab League to open an in-
formation bureau in Madrid.

Israel's foremost religions leaders attended the ceremonies marking the installation of revolting
doors in the Hadassah-Hebrew Univerisity Medical Center in Jerusalem, so that religions "kohenine
can now enter the hospital as patients or visitors, in compliance with Jewish religious law. Dr. Zer-
ach Warhaftig, Israel's minister of religious affairs is shown addressing the gathering, (from left) who
are: Rabbi Jacob Katrenellenbogen, deputy director of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Connell; Rabbi Jacob
Vainstein, director of the religions council; chief rabbi of Israel Issar Yehnda Unterman and Prof. Kal-
man J. Mann, director-general of the Hadassah Medical Organization.

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