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June 19, 1970 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-06-19

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40—Friday, June 19, 1970

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Israel's Image as a Modern Nation
Is Thorn in Arab Side, Parley Told

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (JTA) —
Bnai Zion, the American fraternal
Zionist organization, adopted Sun-
day a resolution at the closing ses-
sion of its 61st annual national
convention urging the Nixon ad-
mini§tration to "encourage and
facilitate direct peace negotiations
between the Arab states and Is-
rael."

Democracy .. .
Israeli Style

By MOSHE H. ZIRIN
Three years after being intro-
duced to western-type democracy,
West-Bank Arabs are still puzzled
(and marvel) over the concepts of
this system. This applies not only
to the uneducated, uninformed
peasants, but also to the top leader-
ship. The following true anecdote,
from the Israeli paper "Ma'ariv."
illustrates the point:
Sheikh Jabri, mayor of Hebron
and ex-minister in the Jordanian
government, complained to a high-
ranking Israeli official: A relative,
who had brought an appliance
from abroad, was ordered by the
custom officials to pay the regular
custom rate for the imported item.
"So what is the problem?" won-
dered the Israeli.
"His name is Jabri, too, like
mine," explained the mayor.
"I still don't see your point,"
said the Israeli.
"He also told the custom officials
that he was my relative," contin-
ued the mayor, "yet they insisted
on the full custom-rate."
"But it is the item imported that
counts here and not who brought
it," the Israeli official tried to
gently soothe the irate mayor.
"What kind of democracy you
have anyhow," wondered the
mayor, "if items count more than
people . ."

Similarly, Dr. Pollack added,
"As long as they cannot solve their
own domestic problems they need
a scapegoat. Israel in the Mid East
plays the same role that Jews tra-
ditionally played in Eastern Eu-
rope, being a scapegoat for dom-
estic society in which they live."
Dr. Harris J. Levine, chairman
of the Bnai Zion Foundation, a
The resolution stated that "only subsidiary of Bnai Zion, announced
by this means can ,there be a bind- that $750,000 has been pledged to-
ing peace settlement. Inaction or ward $1,000,000 goal for a new pro-
delay will only give way to further , ject to establish an American Is-
Soviet intervention and Arab in- rael Friendship House in New
transigence in the Mid East." i York to serve as a cultural and
Dr. Allen Pollack of Yeshiva membership center.
The delegates to the four-day
University, executive committee
convention elected Ilarold Bern-
chairman of American Professors
stein, a New York attorney, na-
for Peace in the Middle East, told
tional president of Bnai Zion. For
the convention: "There is an inter-
the past two years, he served as
nal war within each Arab state
national vice president and suc-
and between radical and moderate
ceeds Raymond Patt of New
states.
York who concluded three con-
"This is the Middle East versicn
secutive terms in that office. At
of a war for modernization beset-
an earlier convention session, Lt.
ting the entire underdeveloped
Cot. Giora Navon, counselor to
world, with Arabs trying desperate-
Israel's Mission to the United
ly to adjust their traditional socie-
Nations,
said that the "growing
ties to the needs of the modern
involvement of Russia in Egypt
world. Israel to them represents
is
an
outcome
of failure of Egypt
all they fear of the modern world,
to wage a war of attrition against
all they hoped to be, but didn't
Israel."
know how to achieve. This psycho-
Lt. Col. Navon added, "the cap-
logical image of Israel presents the
greatest stumbling block to their acity of Israel to survive in this
war
of attrition is much greater
making peace with Israel."
than the capacity of Arab coun-
tries to wage this conflict. There
Loans of Kosher Dishes
are three reasons for this: Israel's
military superiority; the continued
Arranged to Encourage
development of Israel's economy
GROSSINGER'S, N.Y. (JTA) —
Kashrut in Richmond
despite the war; and the support
Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller said
RICHMOND, Va . (JTA )A plan of world Jewry and, we hope, too,
here Sunday night that he had on
to encourage observance of the of the pro-Western powers."
two occasions last week urged
Jewish dietary laws in the Rich-
President Nixon to sell Israel the
mond Jewish community by mak-
25
Phantoms and 100 Skyhawk jets
ing available, on a fee basis, use Defense League Rabbi
it has urgently requested.
of a communally-owned set of Will Answer Columbia's
The New York Republican made
kosher dishes, has been announced
the disclosure in an address to 600
by the Richmond Jewish Commu- Goldman Front Pulpit
delegates attending the 41st annual
nity Council. The council has trans-
NEW YORK (JTA)—Rabbi Ed- convention of the National Federa-
ferred ownership and administra- ward Klein of the Stephen Wise tion of Jewish Men's Clubs of the
tion of the dishes to the Jewish Free Synagogue, citing "pulpit United Synagogue of America, the
Community Center, which has a freedom," said that he would congregational branch of Conser-
kosher kitchen supervised by the agree to the request of the Jew- vative Judaism. •
Richmond Kashruth Council. Ar- ish Defense League to address his
Other speakers included 'Morton
rangements for loan of the dishes congregation in response to pulpit Tabas, Federation president. Sol
were worked out by a committee remarks June 5 by Rabbi A. Bruce M. Linowitz, head of the American
comprised of representatives of Goldman of Columbia University's Council on Education's special
Richmond synagogues, the Kash- Radical Jewish Union. JDL Na- committee on campus tensions and
ruth Council, the Jewish Commu- tional Chairman Rabbi Meir Ka- Rabbi Joel S. Geffen. of New
nity Cour.cil and the center.
hane accepted Rabbi Klein's in- York.
— vitation to speak at the Wise
Linowitz, who accepted the
Synagogue.
federation's 1970 award for
Rabbi Klein noted that Rabbi
"distinguished service to Jewry"
Goldman had "observed certain
spoke on the right of dissent.
ground rules to the letter"—

"We have enough violence in our
there was no RJU demonstra-
society, on and off the campus "
tion, and RJU members attend-
he said. "Students have the right
ed the complete service.
to speak, to print, to assemble
Rabbi Goldman, who spoke for
peacefully, to picket—to engage in
10 minutes, called for contributions
any and all activities which fall
to a 8100,000 Black Panther de- under the heading of peaceful per-
fense fund. Rabbi Klein told the suasion." He said "youthful rejec-
JTA he disagreed with the conten- tion of established attitudes is far
tion, stated in a JDL letter to him, less damaging than would be un-
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marks.
vative Jewry to give the highest
The JDL considers the Black priority to "bridging the genera-
Panthers virulently anti-Semitic tion gap."
and has demonstrated against
He said, "The answer to our
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them.
convention theme, the quest for
Rabbi Nathan Perilman of
The Phone.
Jewish identity . . . is largely a
Temple Emanu-El, where Rabbi
problem of survival and is thus
Goldman has been arrested on
primarily directed to our youth." ,
two of his three attempts to ad-
Rabbi Geffen stressed the need
dress the congregation, told the for "self education" and said that
JTA that a tentative agreement "the time for superficial learning
had been reached for talks with
is long past. Jewish identity can ,
and
RJU representatives but that no
only come from self-pride and
date had been set for initial dis-
knowledge of one's heritage."
cussions.
He denied also Rabbi Goldman's
statement that the "understand- Israel Medics New Heroes !
ing" on which the RJU decided to
SUEZ FRONT (ZINS) — Among
halt its visits to the temple, pro- the unsung heroes in Israel's war
vided for access by RJU members for survival are doctors and riled-
We
furnish
to the synagogue board of trus- ics serving the wounded on the
everything
tees through synagogue publica- Sinai front. However in recent

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days, press correspondents have

begun to reveal details of this

heroism? Israeli physicians who
volunteer to serve in the front lines

and who exhibit a passion for sav-
ing life. No
soldier is ever

left on the battlefield.
The I,rarli Army Medical Corp:,
is considered one of the finest in
the world. s;;;. the correspondents.

Institute on History of Oriental JeWs
Established at Bar-Ilan University

RAMAT GAN — An institute
conducting research on the history
of the Jews from Moslem countries
has been established at Bar-Ilan
University. It will document the
detailed and colorful history of the
Jews in those countries—an area
which has not been sufficiently
explored by Jewish history writers
in the past.
The institute will gather evidence
in order to give an accurate picture
of Jewish life then. Particular at-
tention will be paid to the Jewish
community life, economic status,
their relationship to the Moslem
community and dealings with the
local governments.
Prof. H. Z. Hirschberg will head
this institute together with the Riv-
lin Institute which was established
at Bar-Ilan some years ago for re- ,
search in the history of the Yishuv 1
and named after Joseph ItzhaK
Rivlin, a well-known Jerusalemite. '
Prof. Hirschberg, an authority on
these subjects, will invite other
researchers from Israel and abroad
to join in this poject which is of
great importance considering the
fact that over 50 per cent of Is-
rael's present population is of
Oriental origin.

1
Israel Foreign Ministry
Denies It Helped Get U.S. '
Interviews for Goldmann

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The for- ,
eign ministry Sunday denied a
press report that it had been in-
strumental m securing appoint-
ments for Dr. Nahum Goldmann
with top U.S. administration fig-
ures in Washington last week.
I
Dr. Goldmann, president of the I
World Jewish Congress, met last
Friday with Presidential adviser
Dr. Henry Kissinger and the assist-
ant secretary of state for Near'
Eastern affairs, Joseph J. Sisco
He also had a meeting with Ana-
toly F. Dobrynin, the Soviet am-
bassador to the U.S.
(Prior to the meetings, Dr. Gold-
mann told newsmen in New York
that "These talks are purely per-
sonal. I am not representing any-
one." He said he "just wants to
learn what is going on.")
The foreign ministry spokesman
told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Sunday that the State Department
had informed Israel of Dr. Gold-
mann s appointment as "a matter
of courtesy." He said Israel made
it clear that Dr. Goldmann was
not representing it.

Both institutes will. be located
in the Jewish quarter of the Old
City of Jerusalem where a building
was made available to Bar-Ilan
University by the housing author-
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