Rep. Ford Issues Strong Statement for Israel
as Cash Mobilization Parley Hears Needs
NEW YORK (JTA) — Louis A.
Pincus, chairman of the Jewish
Agency Executive in Jerusalem, is-
sued a plea to the United Jewish
Appeal to increase "radically" its
financial aid to Israel.
In response, the 1.1.TA held a
cash mobilization conference here
Sunday and Monday. Edward Gins-
berg. UJA national general chair-
man, emphasized the urgency of
the plight. He called on American
Jewish communities to initiate im-
mediate emergency campaigns to
buoy the Jewish Agency's growing !
immigration, health and humani-;
tarian needs. In attendance at the
conference were Detroiters Paul
Zuckerman. Louis Berry and Sol ,
ly move to strengthen our fleet.
That is the best answer.
"Let me state one conviction
very simply: I firmly believe that
the fate of Israel is linked with
the national security of the United
Rep. Ford said that on June
2 he sent a personal letter to
President Nixon, stating that
"in view of the dangerous and
aggressive escalation of the
crisis apparent in the intrusion
of Soviet combat pilots and mis-
sile battalions into Egypt, a new
sense of urgency has developed
among members of the House of
Representatives regarding the
necessit for a measured Amer-
ican res ponse.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
14—Friday, June 12, 1970
A man who prides himself upon
acting upon principle is likely to
be a man who insists upon having
his own way without learning
from experience what is the better
a new sense of mutual respect in way.—John Dewey.
their deserts bloom."
"Instead of the cradle of civili- keeping with our dream of the
The genius and productivity of the commerce and travel flowing
Israelis could help others make across peaceful borders, and with
zation becoming its grave, let the brotherhood of man under the
cradle of civilization give rise to fatherhood of God.
two peoples, Arab and Jewish,
"I want to add a special and
each in their own countries, with very personal word to this audi-
ence. Many of you have devoted
your lives to the Israeli cause.
Kosher Meat Meals
for All N.Y. Hospitals
You have seen in Israel a re-
demption of freedom and human
dignity, the rebirth of a people.
NEW YORK, (JTA) — Mayor
But we are now witnessing
John V. Lindsay has announced
da ys, tragic d,
that New York City plans to make which the powers and political
available kosher meat meals to
patients who ask for
to be converging
on the Middle East.
This is believed to be the irs
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"Israel was reborn in blood and iiiiiili•••••••••••••••••••••
time that any municipal govern-
Pincus wrote the UJA that a
Calling for the sale of jets to ment in the U.S. has approved fire. Israel is today struggling in •
"backlog of mounting unmet Israol, Rep. Ford said:
such a program for observant Jew- an ordeal of blood and fire. But
needs" of immigrants and the
"There are compelling reasons ish patients in municipal hospitals. this time it is different. The state •
underprivileged "r equires a to bolster Israel in such manner as
Lindsay, in announcing of Israel has proved its mettle. Is- •
massive increase in the present : to make the Russians think twice the Mayor
plan, noted that kosher food is
rate of cr.sh receipts from : before tackling the valiant Israeli now provided at Coney Island Hos-
For 30 Years)
pledges." He said the Jewish 1 air force. I also am convinced pital in Brooklyn, where a pilot
"You can take pride,
ride, as dedicat- : For Home, Office, •
Agent v, which relies solely on there is danger of a mood of des- kosher food program was start d
CJA for its projects. is "carry- peration in Israel, born of a sense in March 1969 to determine tehe ed supporters of Israel, in the na-
this humanitarian work of abandonment, that might lead feasibility of making such a food tion you have helped to build. But ••
ys t em
in a situation growing more cri- the Israelis to launch pre-emptive service ova ilable
to all in-patients the watchman of Israel does not •
tical from day to day." He add- operations that could bring about asking for it.
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ed that "We have no doubt that ' open hostilities with Soviet mili- :
City officials estimated the ,
American Jewry despite all ob- tanforces.
! program will cost between 5 100-. ' "Trying days lie ahead. Yet, in !:
st-cles will see us through these
The President is aware that,
000 and $200,000 annually for an
• Home Antenna Systems
unlike some other nations men- I 1 es timated 400 to 500 Jewish pa- ' draw faith and sustenance and re-
It is estimated that Israel spends aced by Communism, Israel has
tients expected to request the 1
WE SERVICE AND REPAIR
, the United States of America. This j
53.000.000 a day for defense and
kosher food service.
not asked for American man-
All STEREO EQUIPMENT
The mayor reported that the ex- is our country and we, Jews and •
S1.00,000 a day for immigration
power. If the Israelis are willing
needs. In addition, the country's
to stand up for their own sur- perience at Coney Island Hospital non-Jews, peoples of all parts of
foreign currency reserves have hit
vival, we must at least provide had demonstrated conclusively that this country, the silent Americans
a record low. Ginsberg emphasized
provision of kosher food does not and the articulate Americans, will •
the necessary arms."
215 W. Troy, Ferndale
not let Israel down."
that the mounting need in Israel
It would be timely for the Presi- create any special problems in
or humanitarian seriices, immi- dent to send a special commission hospital feeding procedures and
gration and health is so urgent to the Middle East to assess the that the pilot program had been
that immediate cash is required.
developing danger created by the enthusiastically approved by both
staff and patients at the
In an address by Michigan Rep. Soviet escalation, said Rep. Ford. hospital
cra (I R. Ford. the Republica
For Israel, a nation of people
The decision for the program
leader in the U.S. House of Repre-
whose suffering merits a life more followed evaluation of
sentatives charged that Arab ex-
creative than perpetual service in made by Daniel Green, deputy
tremists are adopting Viet Cong
an armed camp, let there be commissioner of ports and termi-
terrorist tactics. "I call your at-
tention to a recent visit to Hanoi peace," he said. "For the Arabs, nals, an Orthodox Jew who under-
whose poverty and frustration re- took the survey on his own last
by a delegation representing the
quire schools and hospitals and a October.
top leadership of
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the El Fatah
Under the plan, participating
Arab guerrilla movement. The decent life rather than the endless
Arabs were invited by Gen. Giap, purchase of jets and guns, let hospitals purchase frozen pack-
aged kosher meals, complete with
the military leader of North Viet- there be peace.
"Israel could be a light unto the utensils. These are heated in hos-
nam," he said.
Arafat, the leader of the rocket- nations of that region if the Arabs pital ovens and brought unopened
accept fellow human beings to the patient's bed.
cers who aim at Israeli school
Under this arrangement, no
houses• told his Vietnamese Com- of the Jewish faith as entitled to
as any other people. cooking is necessary.
munist hosts that the Arabs had
'henefitted a great deal from the I
tactics of Chairman lio Chi Minh.' I
"Gen. Giap went on to express
unqualified admiration for 'the
fighting spirit of the Palestinian
people and the Arab people, and
our unreserved support for your
struggle.' He voiced confidence
that the Arabs would destroy Is- ,
rael in the so-called 'liberation
Referring to the President's ,
announced capture of enemy
weaponry,• in Cambodia, Rep.
Ford said. "I could not help but
think that a Russian-made or
Chinese•made rocket or mine or
mortar or artillery piece captur-
ed by our troops diminishes the
stockpiles from which the Com-
munists supply the radical Arab
forces. When Russia and China
dig into their arms stockpiles to
make up Hanoi's weapon losses,
they obviously will have fewer
new arms to send to the Arabs.
If the life of a single Israeli
child is spared, however indi-
rectly, by the impact we have
had upon Communist arms
stockpiles and replacement ship-
ments to various terrorist forc-
es of the world, I would be even
more appreciative of the heroism
of our brave soldiers."
"The Communists may learn
that they have neither isolated
nor neutralized the United States.
In the Middle East, by giving mili-
tary support to the Arab cause,
Moscow is seeking to replace the
United States as the dominant
power in the 31editerranean. Mos-
co• has demanded that the United
States Sixth Fleet leave the Medi-
terranean. We should immediate-
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