The New Ford Image vis-a-vis America and Jewry
The saga of a Jonathan-David, Damon-Pythias friendship and the Fisher-Ford relationship that has emerged
in an elevation of special consciousness . . . Auto magnate continues his interest in Allied Jewish Campaign with
$100,000 gift ... Expresses frank views on Israel and the Arab boycott . . . Rejects prejudices, expresses deep concern
(Commentary, Page 2)
about drug addicts, favors military aid for Israel.
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THE JEWISH NEWS
VOL. LVI I, No. 4
Review of Jewish News
Pages 21, 32, 56
Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
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April 10, 1970
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Accusations Against Israel Branded 'Blackmail'
Amnest y's Unsubstantiated
Reports Condemned; Israel
Repudiates Torture Charge
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Amnesty International's conduct has verged on
blackmail and Israel no longer has faith in it, Police Minister Shlomo
Hillel told the Knesset Monday night. He emphasized that the private
organization devoted to aiding political prisoners threatened several times
to publish its report critical of Israeli detention methods if Israel continued
to reject its demand for an international inauiry. Israel had tried to explain,
Hillel said, that it could not submit to a move reflecting lack of trust in its
judicial and democratic processes.
In a radio interview last Saturday, the police minister had denied
that Israeli interrogators ever used torture or even "a slap in the face."
After the Israel government denounced the report formally, it was reported
from London by Alfred Friendly of the Washington Post that there had
been some pro-Arab pressure to release the report. Friendly noted that
Israel to date had provided Amnesty International "complete access to all
The Amnesty report raised a storm of controversy in London and
caused a split in Amnesty. The split occurred when Mark Benenson, chair-
man of the American section of the group, said at the United Nations
United Hebrew Schools
to Get National Award
The United Hebrew Schools of Detroit will receive an
award for. distinguished service to Hebrew education in
this country at a testimonial banquet Sunday, at the New
York Hilton. The presentation, the second annual Abraham
and Sarah Rabinowitz Award, will be made by the Herz-
liah-Jewish Teachers Seminary.
The companion prize, the H. A. Abramson Award for
Distinguished Service to Yiddish Education, will be pre-
sented at the banquet to the Farband and the Bnai Brith
Hillel Foundations for their joint program to further
Yiddish studies 'on university campuses.
The guest of honor at the banquet will be Jacob Good-
man, leader in Zionism, Jewish education and philanthropy
and an officer of the Herzliah-Jewish Teachers Seminary.
The banquet speaker will be Prof. Irving Howe.
Announcing the award, Dr. Horace Kallen, distin-
guished philosopher, chairman of the committee on awards
and citations, praised the Detroit schools for their "unique
Thursday night that the U.S. section dissociated itself from the report.
The Amnesty report conceded that all the evidence came from the
prisoners themselves but recommended an immediate inquiry by an inde-
pendent commission because of the "serious nature" of the charges. The
Israel Foreign Ministry issued a statement accusing Amnesty International
of allowing itself to be used as a vehicle for atrocity propaganda emanating
from the Arab states and their supporters.
Hillel said that torture is against the moral standards and professional
ethics of Israeli investigators. He said that "rigorous" interrogation methods
are sometimes employed in cross-examining suspects about .evidence pos-
sessed by the interrogator to determine the measure of truth in his replies.
The police minister said that "Of course the Arab prisoners in Israel
are dissatisfied with their sentences and detention but so are Jewish pris-
oners and in fact anyone serving a sentence almost anywhere in the world."
Benenson said in New York that the Amnesty report was "either sloppy
writing or biased; I prefer to believe the former." He said the report "gives
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Goldmann Offer to Meet With Nasser
Stirs Up a Hornet's Nest in Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Premier Golda Meir vehemently defended her cabinet's veto of a meeting between Dr.
Nahum Goldmann and President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt Monday night as critics charged that the govern-
ment may have missed an important opportunity for contact with Egypt, no matter how flimsy the circumstances.
Mrs. Meir insisted that the cabinet's decision was virtually unanimous and was overwhelmingly endorsed by
the Knesset. But Defense Minister Moshe Dayan injected an element of doubt into the episode when he told a
student audience in Tel Aviv Monday night that the government did not reject Dr. Goldmann's trip if he wanted
to go there as a private citizen.
"But if he wanted to go there and represent the Israel government, then it is the Israel government thai
will decide who should represent it," Gen. Dayan declared.
Dr. Goldman told newsmen Monday that he had intended to go to Cairo as a private citizen holding an Is-
raeli passport. He said he could not claim to represent the Israeli government because as far as he knew the
government has no position.
Mrs. Meir, obviously stung by criticism and angered - by Dr. Goldmann's initiative, sought to downgrade the
latter's reported contacts with emissaries of President Nasser. She told a meeting of the Labor alignment Knesset
faction Monday night that the person who suggested to Dr. Goldmann that he visit Nasser was an ex-Egyptian
colonel working as a newspaperman in Paris.
Dr. Goldmann said he had not been invited to Cairo but had received only a "suggestion" that h4 go there.
He would not say who originally made the suggestion but disclosed that it was repeated to him by an Egyptian
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Joseph Handlemans Establish New Dropsie University
Center for Study of Communication of Man's Humanity
PHILADELPHIA — Dropsie University announces the establishment of the Center for the Study of Communication of Man's
Humanity as a result of a generous gift from Joseph Handleman of Detroit and Miami Beach.
In his announcement of this gift, Dr. Abraham Katsh, president of Dropsie University, said "the Joseph and Sally Handleman
Center will research the role which communications plays as an instrument for man's search for humanity."
"The students at Dropsie who will study for their doctoral degrees in the Handleman Center will gain an understanding of
the force of communications in shaping man's behavior and attitudes, especially as it relates to the Jewish people and Jewish
scholarship," Dr. Kash stated.
Dropsie University's new program will be named "The Joseph and Sally Handleman Center for the Study of Communication of Man's
Humanity" in honor of its benefactor. The Handleman Center will focus on three major concerns:
First, the widening communications gap between cultural institutions and large segments of the American Jewish community,
college-age generation. The center will concern itself with the alienation of young American Jews, many of whom have
become disenchanted with Judaism, its culture and the state of Israel.
Second, the erosion of interpersonal, intergroup and international rwituality, regard and responsibility. Dr. Katsh said that
regrettably "this age is on the verge of taking holocatists in stride, of accepting them as a natural occurrence, and he added: "Violent
behavior is nearing epidemic proportions in many parts of the world. If man cannot master the causes of his hostility tendencies, humanity
can come to an inglorious end." (Continued on Page 5)
Mr. and Mrs. Handleman