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March 20, 1970 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-03-20

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Rabbi Gittelsohn Urges Continued
Israel Tourism Despite Terrorism

TEL AVIV (JTA)—An American
Reform rabbi urged American
tourists not to permit Arab terror-
ists to frighten them into cancelling
their plans to visit Israel. Rabbi
Roland B. Gittelsohn of Boston.
president of the Central Conference
of American Rabbis, said that was
one of the prime aims of the ter-
rorist campaign aimed at Israeli

;Soviets Would Fare Badly
I in 6th Fleet Confrontation


Friday, March 20, 1970-17

UN Military Experts Say Survival of Judaism in U.S. Threatened by
Increase in Intermarriage — Dr. Marshall Sklare

NEW YORK •(ZINS) — UN mili-
morally obliged not to yield to
Arab pressure and to continue their tary experts are not impressed
plans to visit Israel and support it by the "warnings - of the Soviet
in every possible way."
admiral that hip Mediterranean
on "to smash
The CCAR also called on all gov- ' fleet is in a pot
ernments and airlines to apply both the America 6th Fleet and
sanctions against nations that re- the Israel fleet."
Observers note that Israel should
fuse to curb Arab terrorists. Rabbi
Gittelsohn said however, that - It is feel flattered that the Soviet ad-
unnecessary and immoral to apply miral even mentions Israel's tiny
such sanctions to Israel. Israelis naval forces in the same breath

and Other airlines serving Israel.
lie said that all Americans who do not blow up planes or attack' with the massive power of the
"love democracy and peace, feel civilian passengers."
American navy.
Soviet sea power in the Mediter-
ranean has vastly increased over
the past few years, but without
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Arkia, Is.' arrangements be laid town for aircraft • carriers, it is still no
rael's domestic airline, resumed every plane and every a iation in- match for America's naval forces
represented byt the 6th Fleet.
mail flights to Eilat March 3 after stallation on land and i
the air,
In the event of. a direct military
suspending them Sunday for secur- that the Tokyo

Mail Flights Resumed by Arkia

hijacking be signed and ratified
and that international flights to

NEW YORK (JTA) — The sur- Dr. Sklare said, "are too momen-
vival of Judaism in the United tons to remain a matter of mere
States is threatened by an increase ; 'sectarian' interest, of concern only
in intermarriage between Jews and , to Reform Jews or to individuals
non - Jews, according to Dr. Mar- , contemplating intermarriage. The
shall Sklare. sociologist and author. • Jewish, community as a whole is

In an article in the March issue soon bound to find itself embroiled
of Commentary magazine, pub- in a bitter debate over what this
lished by the American Jewish new development portends for its
Committee. Dr. Sklare cites a 1965 survival as a distinctive group."
study estimating one out of five
marriages in Boston as inters-eli -
JWV called the attacks on
gious, and declared that "one can Israel's
commercial ' airline by

safely assume that the figure is Arab terrorists "international pi-
now approaching one in four." , racy" and demanded that an end

He observed that, "If this is true be brought to these murderous

in so conservative a city as Bos- attacks upon civilians.
ton, it must mean that intermarri-
age has reached large-scale pro-
portions throughout the country as
Best Wishes
a whole.- .!
Among upper and middle - class
Mr. Jamiam
American Jews. Dr. Sklare coin-
mented, the feeling is that "inter - I

confrontation. Soviet ships would
be sitting ducks fur American
countries backing, encouraging, )
Further, in case of war, the
financing or giving refuge to the
American fleet would be joined
hijackers be terminated.
naval forces of the NATO
themselves at the post office.
He also suggested the closing of
marriage is the inevitable wave of
Arkia's move, which surprised international airports to the na- nations, including France.
air bases would entail the future," and "the most highly
many Israelis, was believed to have tional airlines of countries which
acculturated elements of American
been taken on the recommendation encourage crimes against aircraft, a huge risk and enormous expense, Jewry are
now engaged in accom-
neither of which the Soviets are

ity reasons. Israeli postal author-
ities announced that all' but the
smallest air mail, parcels would be
subject to inspection and that the
senders would have to identify

of security officials that mail and the expulsion of terrorists from
flightS be suspended until security every country in which they set likely to undertake, experts say.
measures could be improved.
up bases, and the adoption of en-1 JWV adopted Beersheba Soldiers
(Swiss police said a Japanese- ergetic measures against diplo-- House through it cooperation with
made altimeter similar to one that matic missions which give help tol The Association for Welfare of
may have detonated a bomb in the the terrorists. I Soldiers in Israel.
Israel-bound Austrian airliner Feb.
21 was discovered in the wreckage
of the Swissair jet that exploded
the same day killing all 47 persons
aboard. The discovery was seen as
a further link between the two acts
of sabotage for which Arab terrr.,r-
ists are held responsible. The alti-
meter• reportedly set off the bomb
when :the plan reached a certain
The Jewish War Veterans de-
manded that countries refusing to
cooperate in international agree-
ments concerning hijacking and
sabotage should be written off as
landing points for international jet

In a statement released in Wash-

modating to it." "To put the case
baldly," Dr. Sklare said, "there is
no surplus Jewish population to
cushion the impact of mixed

The results of "accommodation,"

Fight Paying Salaries
to Parochial School Staff

PROVIDENCE — In a key test
case which opened here Wednes-
day in the U.S. District Court, six
Rhode Island taxpayers are chal-
lenging the constitutionality of a

JWV publicly commended Roy
Wilkins, Executive Director of the
NAACP, for his courage in voicing
extremism be it apartheid, racism
a protest against any form of
ay anti-Semitism.

Without adventure civilization is
in full decay.
—Alfred North Whitehead.

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Raymond Bloch


For this past year Bloch-Rose Post and Auxiliary has un-
ceasingly supported the Department of Michigan in its role as

"The Patriotic Voice of American Jewry." Flag presentations,

veteran representations, hospital visitations, and parade par-
ticipations; Bloch-Rose Post and Auxiliary were there constant

and faithful.

As a result of its conduct above and beyond the normal
call of duty, our post and auxiliary remain as an inspiration to
the department, their loyalty and vitality insuring the fulfill-
ment of our organization's solemn obligation to cherish the

memory of departed comrades.

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Southfield, Mich. 48075




Bloch-Rose Post
Auxiliary No. 420

ington, JWV National Commander
Bernard Direnfeld of Cleveland
'suggested that effective security

state law passed last year that per-
mits the state to pay part of the
salaries of parochial school teach-
The suit is sponsored by the
American Civil Liberties Union and
the American Jewish Congress and
will be argued for the plaintiffs by
Leo Pfeffer of New Ybrk, special
counsel of the AJC.
The suit—known as Di Censo v.
Robinson — challenges a 1969
Rhode Island statute that pays
"salary supplements" to nonpublic
school teachers. The act included
an appropriation of $375,000 in
state funds to pay 15 per cent of
the salaries of nonpublic school
teachers of secular subjects.

Best Wishes

We pledge on our sacred honor to continue in this tradi-


so help us God.

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