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May 29, 1970 - Image 2

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-05-29

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Purely Commentary

By Philip

'Worship of Violence' Threatens Israel
While Christians Are Subjected to
Prejudicial Propaganda and Anti-Zionism.

SIOMOVit Z

From Prejudices
A Cult of Murder Threatens Israel While Christian Ranks Suffer
Arab Crimes Never to Be Forgiven!
Israel's Foreign Minister Abba Eban evaluated the attack on a school bus by Arab terrorists in
Death, shooting, loss of life, destruction of property are explainable the term it deserved. He called it "worship of violence." How else does one view a cult of murder?
in wars. Contending forces seek advantages in battles. This is true of What else are El Fatah and its related movements in the Arab countries?
Israel's hours of sorrow are multiplying. They are the results of many murders and of the Great
the Arab-Israel war. But when enemies throw bombs at tourist buses.
when they attack children's vehicles that transport them to and from Lie which parallels the Nazi-Fascist themes. They stern from the attempts to reintroduce the genocide
school, it is sheer murder. Even some 'of the Arab leaders understand that murders individuals but whose aim is to destroy a nation.
Yet the outside world, and many Christians among them, suffer from a silence that was in great
it, but they do nothing to prevenyit. Therefore they all share guilt for
what happened to the eight young children, to the four adults who were measure responsible for the tragedy of the Six Million!
We know that Beirut, too, is a sufferer from gangsters who are not wanted in that country, who are
with them on May 21, on a bus on the Lebanese border.
Lebanon is guilty for permitting the murderers to have their rejected by Lebanon. Yet the Lebanese, out of fear, yield to the murderers and themselves suffer for it.
Out
of
Beirut came a "Call" in the name of Christians whose credo was expressed as follows:
camps in Lebanese territory, the Arab potentates are guilty for having
We reject the manipulation of biblical texts for the purpose of political power. Being contrary to
encouraged such inhumanity, the oil interests everywhere, including
the
spirit
of Christianity, the Zionist political interpretation seems to us as unacceptable for Christians
the American, are guilty because their money finances the crimes!
T t ment "
It is possible to forgive and to forget some crimes. We can not as it is for Jews faithful to the spiritual message o f the Old
If, in the name of religion, there will be denial of Prophecy, denigration of justice to the Jew, denial
forgive the Arabs for one thing: they have not only trained their
of
the
Jewish
heritage,
it
will
be
Christianity
that
will
suffer
lowering
of the status of basic human values.
children in hatred but they have caused our own children to be doubtful
An eminent Protestant leader, Dr. Franklin H. Littell, professor of religion at Temple University,
of possible humanism in Arab ranks.
saw through the nefarious schemes and warned, at a meeting of the American Jewish Congress in
If the Arab cult of murder should succeed in injecting hatred in Washington last week, that Christian clergymen are being "flooded" with propaganda from oil interests
Jewish ranks, then we shall never be able to forgive their inhumanity. who are not hesitating to sell the U.S. interests in the Middle East for the sake of profits in their dealings
We can understand conflict and differences and aspirations, but we with the "Arab League despots" and that there is "a rise of anti-Semitism in liberal Protestant circles"
must strive for an end to wars and hatreds. What the Arab murderers
from anti-Zionism.
do is to inject a spirit of bitterness that inspires hatred for hatred. stemming
Dr. Littell's statement must be recorded because he exposes the deplorable situation in religious
That we can neither excuse nor condone nor forgive!
ranks
and
also contrasts the Middle East and Southeast Asian situation. He stated:
We have already seen the results of such tactics in the actions of
"Christian thinking has been unable to date to comprehend the Jew who is a winner. This is the
the Jewish Defense League in New York. It is true that Arab propa-
problem
of
Israel vis-a-vis the church establishment.
ganda mills earn condemnation. But if ever we should reach a stage
"Churchmen and theologians understand and feel sorry for the Jew of the ghetto, the persecuted
when Jews will wish to take the law into their own hands, combating
lessons for Christians.
They
have even begun to study the Holocaust to master
in a combat with Arab enemies, fighting black anti-Semites, seeking wanderer.
"But the Jew who is an equal, a man unafraid, is widely resented. The rise of anti-Semitism in liberal
confrontation with enemies in anti-Semitic ranks, then we will have
of anti-Zionists, show how hard it is for churchmen to comprehend
assumed a role of vigilantes with an abandonment of faith in the due Protestant circles, and the appearance
Jews who can't be handled by alternate rounds of persecution and patting on the head.
processes of law. Arab propagandists have already encouraged such
"American culture-religion, having failed to master the lessons of the last four tragic decades, can
tactics. For that, too, we do not forgive them.
still talk about the Jews and Israel as though they were American Indians reclaiming Alcatraz Island.
Meanwhile, the propaganda mills are grinding out hate literature
"We have spent 580,000,000,000 in an ambiguous adventure in Vietnam. Many wise observers feel
that besmirches the Jewish name and creates anti-Israelism in the
the people there are less able to resist Communist imperialism than when we entered the scene and expanded
guise of anti-Zionism, while in reality fomenting anti-Semitism.
the war.
-
,

"The Middle East is not ambiguous. It is one of the few areas_where our allies have shown

themselves able to make good use of American support, to justify American confidence, and to check
The Atrocity Lies
There are the atrocity stories which are shameful, untrue, mis- Russian imperialism.
leading. They tried to accuse Israel of attacking a school in Egypt.
"In terms of the objectives set by the U.S. government, it would be strange politics indeed to spend
What they did was to place children in military installations—and recklessly where we can't win and to refuse support where we have been winning hands down."
The shame inherent in the new anti-Semitism alluded to by Dr. Littell relates to the new anti-Zionist
Israel attacks ONLY military installations. The claims that civilians
are being murdered are subject to review and to full testing. And they campaign that finds special imprimatur in the Soviet Union and has become such a valuable asset for
accuse Israel of torturing prisoners. The lie is yet to be proven—and the Arab states. If ever it is heard in Jewish ranks, it becomes a mark of sell-degradation. The proper
those who have studied conditions in Israel know that it will NOT be reply by Jews to the anti-Zionist campaign is re-enrollment in Zionist ranks and the strengthening of the
libertarian Jewish forces that are striving for Israel's protection and Israel's defense politically in free
proven!
A typical refutation will be found in the following article translated countries like our own.
The fight for just rights has begun anew. The misrepresentations in articles like the one in the
from the Hebrew Tel Aviv daily Ma'ariv:
"The heart has stopped beating!" The voice of the anesthetist National Observer, the prejudices that blind people into believing the distortions that often creep into
broke the silence of the operating theater. "Cardiac arrest," he said. material emanating from the news media, should inspire us for renewed action in Israel's defense.
Everybody present was aware of the significance: in plain language—
For the sake of truth and justice for a people threatened with destruction, we must never be silent!

death. Admittedly, not the final death from which there is no return,
but clinical death all the same.
In such cases there is still hope of bringing the patient back to
life. Two hundred seconds of time. Within 200 seconds the patient can
be resuscitated—provided this brief span of time is sufficient to cut
open the chest and massage the heart, until it starts beating again.
Two hundred seconds—to save a man's life! A captured Egyptian
officer wounded during the Israeli attack on Shadwan, who was flown
to an Israeli hospital.
180 seconds left. All that the seven members of the surgical team
saw on the operating table was a man in need of immediate attention.
170 seconds to go.
"Scalpel." The senior surgeon's voice sounded sharp and clear. The
nurse slapped the scalpel into his hand. A second nurse and one of the
assistants drew back the sheet covering his chest. 150 seconds.
Seven pairs of eyes met above the white surgical mask. There was
anxiety in them, the anxiety to save a man's life. The strain of the
struggle with the Angel of Death. The scalpel cut in between the

When the Red Cress representatives came to visit, he told them: I
"My own father would not have treated me better than the doctors I

I

do here."
Will it help any to relate these facts? Arab fantasies have not yet
responded to realities, but we certainly expect rational Christians to'
learn these facts and not to fall for the lies that seek to negate truth
and to destroy the peace of the Middle East.

I

NEW

YORK LEAVES US NO ALTER-

NATIVE BUT TO ISSUE A STERN
WARNING TO THOSE HOODLUMS
THAT OUR COMMUNITY WILL NOT
SIT IDLY BY WHILE ITS MEMBERS
ARE BEING PHYSICALLY ATTACKED.

THE SLOGAN THEY WERE SHOUTING

WHILE ATTACKING OUR MEMBERS

"AN EYE FOR AN EYE" COULD WORK
Tree Planting and a Cynic's Satire
A Southfield newspaper carried an item that deals with tree plant- BOTH WAYS.
ing in Israel, with a resort to cynicism. It refers to the size of a
It will be noted that there is
woodland (2,500 trees) and a garden (100 trees) suggested for afforesta-
lion in Israel and while it commences, under the heading "Sense and no remorse here over the murder
Nonsense," by stating that the piece was written "at the risk of of children, as our newspapers
incurring the wrath of Zion," it offers this gratuitous suggestion: "You describe the attack on an Israeli
had better hurry if you want a tree planted in the desert. Even Israel school bus on the Lebanese bor-
must be running out of plots."
der! There is no regret! All that
Even as nonsense it doesn't make sense—for those who have a
Egyptian's ribs—the scalpel of a healer, a saving scalpel. 140 seconds
concerns these heroes is that thfre
sense of justice and who understand the sense of creating human
to go.
should be slaughter of Jews and
When the wounded Egyptian was brought from Shadwan a short value. Tree planting by the Jewish National Fund in Israel was under-
taken because the land was denuded by the people of the desert. A silence about the inhuman terror
while earlier, it was already evening.
The man's body was cut in many places, with splinter wounds land that was flowing with milk and honey was turned into a desert. elsewhere.
observed in all parts of the body. Ile was wheeled immediately to the The builders of Zion began to make it blossom again like a rose. Like
We do not believe in vigilante
X-ray department, and from there to the operating theater. Within Southfield, some of the areas of which are regrettably again being
denuded of trees and vegetation, there is always room for an extra movements in this country. ALL
seconds, the theater's duty team was ready for action.
But the Egyptian was in shock. He was given a massive blood tree in a civilized society. But if the "Sense and Nonsense" writer has national Jewish organizations have
transfusion to bring him out of shock, following which pre-operative failed to understand the values of a genuine civilization there is nothing repudiated the Jewish Defense
to be done about it—except by those who know the need for justice
anesthesia was administered. And then the heart stopped beating.
League. We prefer to place confi-
When the Egyptian officer lay on the rocky ground of Shadwan to a people that has redeemed its homeland and will continue to
Island, groaning in pain and calling out for aid, it was not his comrades provide that people with trees and means of life, liberty and the dence in the police that they will
round up the bandits if they should
pursuit
of
happiness
that
is
akin
to
an
American
spirit
of
fair
play
and
who came to his help. Two Israeli soldiers picked him up, one of them
administering first-aid to avoid unnecessary loss of blood. They lifted not the suggestive element by a suburban genius who suggests a cause trouble. And we do not for-
give these bandits — our dear
him up and bore him away quickly. He was soon out of the fighting area. "running out of plots."
The propaganda method of negation is evident in the Southfield Arab cousins — for having caused
'fhe blood flowed. The surgeon's experienced hands deftly cut into
a condition that forced people in
the patient's body. This was certainly not the first time he had en- suburban paper.
anguish to exact vengeance from
countered a case of clinical death. Yet, always it is a new struggle, a
those who condone the murders
Does a 'Christian' Carpet Cleaner Offer Better Service?
race against time.
Another suburban weekly newspaper carried an advertisement in this country. But even these
'fhe surgeon folded back both flaps of the chest cut open by the
scalpel. Ile tried to insert his hand; streams of blood covered it. that read: ". . furniture and carpet cleaning in your home. By a outraged and embittered vigilan-
tes merely beat up a few Arab
Christian .
Ile searched. Another 40 seconds.
We wonder: does a carpet cleaner who is a Christian offer better terrorist propagandists: killing is
The hand succeeded in entering. The eyes of the other six anxiously
unthinkable.
followed each movement. The brows of one of the assistants were service than one who is a Buddhist or a Moslem or a Jew?
It was our impression that publication of such designations was
covered with perspiration, another bit his lips.
Our darling friends in Dearborn
illegal.
But
there
is
no
legal
control
of
prejudices.
deep
inside
The
surgeon's
hand
was
already
are giving comfort to terrorists
to go.

Twenty seconds

the chest cavity. He felt the heart underneath. His hand took hold of
the silent member and slowly massaged it.
"Check pressures." All eyes turned to the arm of the heart-beat
pressure indicator. The arm did not move. •
The surgeon's hand continued to massage the heart. The blood flow
indicated the tempo of the massage.

"The arm has moved," one of the assistants called out. A slight
smile appeared on the surgeon's lips. A very slight smile.
Two hundred and fifty seconds after being deemed clinically dead,
the patient's heart resumed beating. His life was saved.
A few days following the operation, the Egyptian officer asked the
doctor for the meaning of the large scar across his chest. Told what

had happened, he opened his eyes wide and exclaimed: "Allah'hu
Akbar" (God is Great).

2—Friday, May 29, 1970

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

A Threat From Michigan Arabs
After the earlier item on this page was already in type, we re-
ceived an unusual threat from the Arab American Congress for Pales-
tine which has offices at 10401 Dix Ave. in Dearborn. The message,
as typed in capital letters, addressed to us, to other papers here and,
we learn, to every group that has a Jewish name, reads:

THE ARAB AMERICAN CONGRESS FOR PALESTINE. WISHES TO MAKE
IT CLEAR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN GENERAL AND TO THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY IN PARTICULAR THAT THE ARAB COMMUNITY IN THIS CITY
AND ALL OVER THE NATION WILL NOT TOLERATE THE ACTION OF THE
ZIONIST HOODLUMS AND THE GANGSTER•LIKE TACTICS THEY EMPLOY
AGAINST MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
WE VALUE THE RIGHT OF PEACEFUL DISSENT AND HAVE ALWAYS
BEEN LAW-ABIDING AND RESPECTED CITIZENS. HOWEVER, THE ZIONIST
CRIMINAL ATTACKS ON THE LEADERS OF THE ARAB COMMUNITY IN

who are destroying the peace not
only of Israelis on the Lebanese
border but equally as outrageous-
ly the peace and security of the
people of Lebanon. Would that the
Christians of Lebanon could teach
their Moslem fellow citizens the
erros of their ways ! But as the
condoners of terror in Dearborn
are proving, it is not easy to con-
vince murderers. Woe unto for-
eign agents in our midst who
threaten the peace of our commu-
nity!

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