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May 01, 1970 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-05-01

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The Supreme Battle
for Justice for the
Jew in, the Middle East

Readies to Mark

Story on

Page if

VOL. LVI I. No. 7

A psychological study . . . the attitude of the Arab terrorist, the historic position of the
Jewish people ... an exchange of letters between an El Fatah spokesman and the Israel
students . . . and an analysis in Purely Commentary on Page 2.


Michigan Weekly

Review of Jewish News

A Drive for
Unity in

New Goals for

Page 4

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
$7.00 Per Year; This 'Issue 20c
17515 W. 9 Mile Rd., Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075, 356-8400 May I, 1970

Quaker Anti-Israel Middle East
Report Called Arab Propaganda

Victory Dinner to Close
Campaign on Wednesday

The 1970 Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emer-
gency Fund will climax Wednesday with a victory din-
ner at the Jewish Center.
Maxwell Jospey, chairman, expects totals reported
at the meeting will exceed by far the $10,350,000 which
was raised by the drive in 1969.
More than 300 volunteer solicitors and officers of
Federation and its agencies as well as community lead-
ers are expected to attend the 7 p.m. dinner which opens
with a reception at 6:15.
Funds are used for the support of 50 Jewish serv-
ices here and overseas and in Israel.
Paul Broder, chairman of the trades and profession
divisions, will call for reports from division chairmen,
including Marvin I. Danto, Benjamin H. Frank, Robert
A. Steinberg, Daniel M. Honigman, N. Brewster Broder,
Harvey L. Weisberg, Dr. Eli M. Brown, Samuel Schiff,
Alan Nathan and Stanley D. Frankel.
The adult performing dance group of the Jewish
Center will present a program of contemporary dance
based on Spanish, Russian and Yemenite themes. Har-
riet Berg, director of the group, will narrate during the
performance by Margo Cohen, Nancy Golinko and
Bunny Nickamin.

As the campaign comes into the home stretch.
volunteer solicitors are redoubling their efforts to reach
every potential contributor prior to the victory dinner
on Wednesday.

Telethons by campaign divisions have already been
held by the arts and crafts, food, professional and
junior divisions. The metropolitan division will make
calls from the executive offices of the Jewish Center
beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Men of the automotive and industrial and the mer-
cantile divisions will hold a telethon from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Monday at the new United Hebrew Schools campus,
21550 W. Twelve Mile.
The real estate division will make calls to prospects
Tuesday, 7-9:30 p.m. at the same location.
Sections of the campaign which have already
reached 100 per cent of their last year's totals will be
honored at the final report meeting at noon today at
the Fred M. Butzel Memorial Building.

Section leaders have indicated that they consider
100 per cent of the 1969 effort "just a beginning," and
will seek to make the percentage of gain this year the
highest it has ever been. Many sections have already far
exceeded their last year totals and some are hoping to
double 1969 contributions.
Jospey urged workers to continue their efforts.

"While our very successful campaign is coming to
its closing moments, I call on our workers not to relax
their efforts to reach every prospect—every Jewish
person in the Detroit area for a pledge," Jospey urged.
"We cannot count that we have a real victory unless
we know that we have given everyone a chance to par-
ticipate in what is the greatest achievement in Detroit's
campaign history."

The Agit Telethon
as an llth Molar
Effort for Our

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The American Friends Service Committee, in a 20.000-word study
on the Middle East situation, has attacked American Jewish organizations for consistently
following a hard-line pro-Israel government 'apriroach toward the Mid East crisis and warned that
this attitude is likely to result in an anti-Semitic backlash and create a conflict among religious
groups in the United States
The nine-member commission of American, British and Canadian Quakers, which released
their initial analysis Sunday following two years of travels through the United Arab Repub-
lic, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon, concluded that Israel must take the initiative toward peace
by committing itself to pulling out of the occupied territories and that the Arabs must then
"recognize Israel's territorial integrity within agreed-upon boundaries."
The study, to be issued next month as a book entitled "Search for Peace in the Middle
East," contended that "It is impoIsible to be both pro-Jewish and pro-Arab." It observed, "We
believe that to ignore or deny the essential rights of one group will lead to the ultimate destruc-
tion of the rights of the other." The study calls the UN Security Council's 1967 cease-fire reso-.
lution "the most practical and acceptable basis for achieving a peaceful settlement;" recom-
mends emergency UN peace-keeping forces in a demilitarized buffer zone "removable only by a
Security Council vote;" calls for a UN conference of all Mid East arms suppliers; and contends
that the Big Four should push for peace talks "through suitable intermediaries" because "direct
negotiations are not possible."

In their study, the Quakers criticized American Zionist leaders for "a tendency .. . to
identify themselves with the more hard-line elements inside the Israeli Cabinet . . . and to
ignore the dissident elements in and out of the Israeli government that are searching for more
creative ways to solve the Middle East problems."
Answering this charge and the warning of an anti-Semitic backlash, Dr. William Wexler,
chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, declared:
"After reading the report, with its innuendoes of anti-Semitism, backlash and the threat of
interfaith disharmony, I can only say that with such Friends who needs anti-Semites?" Dr.
Wexler said he agreed with only one statement in the report, that which "concedes that Ameri-
can Jews, as free citizens, have the right to use the instruments of a free society to register our
convictions and desires. We cannot agree with the Quaker assertion of great Jewish influence in
the United States. Its patent falseness is attested to by the American government's policy in the
Middle East. Jews, as all other Americans, are primarily interested in peace everywhere in-
cluding the Middle East. We represent no one but ourselves—neither the American govern-
ment nor the Israeli government nor those who disagree with the Israeli government. We are
concerned with the long-term fate of Israel."

The Quaker report also proposed that both Arabs and Israel recognize the Palestinian right to self-deter-
mination; that the Gaza Strip and the West Bank be at least temporarily internationalized; and that Jeru-
salem be unified, demilitarized and divided into UN-administered Jewish and Arab boroughs prior to feder-
alization. It stressed the need to include representatives of the Palestinian Arabs in the final negotiations
and noted that settlement must also include resettlement and compensation for both Arab and Jewish refu-
gees from each other's nations. Before a settlement can be reached, the report stated, the UN must seek to
end the current conflict. The Big Four, it continued must declare their readiness "to underwrite a peace
settlement agreed upon by Israel, Jordan and Egypt and negotiated in consultation with the Palestinian Ar-
abs."Dr. Wexler assailed this as "pro-Arab propaganda" and declared that "Arab refugees are the victims
of Arab warlords who have been using them as political foils. They are not victims of the Israelis." The
nine-member commission was delegated by the American Field Service, the humanitarian arm of the Quak-
ers. The report was edited by Landrum R. Bollong, president of Earlham College, Richmond, Ind.

Mrs. Meir Offers
Plans for Accord

Golda Meir said she was prepared
to accept something less than a
formal peace treaty with the Arab
states to end the Middle East con-
flict. She said in a radio inter-
view that "personally" she would
be willing to accept the same kind
of accord that 'governed relations
between the Soviet Union and
Japan after World War II—a docu-
ment outlining trade and diplo-
matic relations "until a final
peace treaty is signed." Ambassa-
dors were exchanged between
Russia and Japan soon after that
accord was reached. Mrs. Meir

(Continued on Page 5)

Nixon Attitude on More

Planes Due for Revision

USSR's Supply of Pilots to Egypt

Forces Renewed Request for More
U.S. Phantoms and Skyhawk Jets

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israelis were officially told by their govern-
ment Wednesday morning that Russian pilots are flying Egyptian jets
on air defense 'missions over Egypt. An announcement on the state-
owned radio time said: "In the Soviet involvement in the Middle
East there has been a grave development. In recent days it has be-
come clear beyond any doubt to the government of Israel that for the
first time Soviet pilots are flying operational missions from military
installations under their control in Egypt."
(A U.S. State Department admission that Israel's intelligence

(Continued on Page 35)

Five days remain before the formal closing of the Allied Jewish Campaign next Wednesday . . .
Several thousand are yet to be reached; the names of many thousands are missing from the rolls
of participants in the great humanitarian effort — Detroit's major philanthropic responsibility . . .
Scores of volunteers will utilize the Telethon to solicit gifts for this year's drive for more than
50 causes at home and abroad and in Israel's behalf . . . If YOU have not been reached, send your
gift or telephone the Allied Jewish Campaign, 163 Madison, Detroit 48226, WO 5-3939.

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