Truth Must Bring Arabs and Jews Together
By JACK SIEGEL
Editor, Seven Arts Feature Syndicate
Perhaps it a time for a recast-
ing of thought.
In a recent New York TV inter-
view, Jerusalem's Mayor Teddy
Kollek said, speaking about Egyp-
tian President Nasser, that, "after
all, nobody has gassed Jews in
to home, which the white people
ascribe to the blacks.
This constant conflict, apart
from human losses, can become
enervating to a people and deli.
berate energies needed for better
things. Time wasted on hating
the Arab could be devoted to
understanding and knowing him.
This is not easy but neither was
More than 15,000 residents of
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program was initiated in 1968.
But the average Arab, the man
who works in construction, on
the roads, in the fields, the tra-
ditional Arab riding the donkey
We have to pay dearly to get rid
while his wife walks behind, of our errors and even then we are I
must be confused and angered lucky.—Goethe.
by the constant and accelerating
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turn of events in his homeland
areas. He is doubletalked by his
leaders and his anger is given
vent towards Israel, or Amer-
ican technology. But he only
knows hunger, somewhat primi-
tive living conditions, disease il
and high mortality rates. His
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income per year is among the ;
lowest in the world. Obviously,
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the commandos, guerrillas and
terrorists advantage from this
In Egypt for instance, he sees
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a number of Russians who are!
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Egypt or killed them with cyanide
or something of that kind.••
settling Israel easy. However,
Kollek, a practical politician who
the Arab is equally human to the
lives side by side with the Arabs Jew and to all the other ethnic
in his city, must face a constant and national groups.
reality others elsewhere in Israel
The average Arab is a most op-
do not. lie said Arabs "regard us pressed man, not by the Jews in
as an occupying force . . they the Middle East, but by his own
would like to see it (Jerusalem) national leaders. And these are the
run as a condominium. Or they last in a recent succession of over-
would even better like us to dis- lords, from the Turks to the Brit-
appear. by the force of Allah, or ish to the Russians to the Amer-
by pestilence or whatever it might icans to the French. Colonialized in
recent history, they began to there to help him. While their life-
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In the daily confrontation, the emerge as national entities since style is different, he does not see
rubbing of elbows, a slow aware the end of World War II only to the Russian as the free-swinging.
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ness of each in its proper image have been beaten on the field of easy-living American wheeler and
is taking place. Those of us who battle by a smaller and less num- dealer who populates darkened
travel to Israel. and then leave, erous people three times in the corners in Saigon and corrupts the
but have visited the Arab areas. past 20 years.
people with the buck. He does not
look upon them as a kind of enemy.
If it were not the fact that nil see the average Israeli as a man
as not especially human. as not has been discovered in the Arab who works, fishes, plants, harvests
too clean, without a culture, as lands, they would not be such a and who wants nothing other than
cheap and not-so-cunning market prize for the seeking. Perhaps the a life of peace for himself and his
place con-men, a people with eye Soviet Union with its political in- family.
diseases and trapped with all the , terests might pursue the Arabs
Somewheres between all these
ethnic stereotypes anti-Semites in- even as it does now: its ambitions
images and stereotypes lies the
vest in Jews: or to bring it closer go beyond mere oil.
truth. And the truth should brin,=
them together. Because there is no
other way either the Jew or the
Arab can go. The Rogers peace
proposal, with all its pitfalls and
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In a book "written with tongue
lays down the law: NO PRES- present U.S. administration but of
in cheek" (parenthetically the
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author states he didn't have a
the hotel is rented, there arc hooves the American Jew, who is a-
pencil), Albert Vorspan (who in
Jewish accordionists, the guests among the best and firmest sup- -2-
his previous book punned about
shower commendations, the af- porters of Israel. to see this prob-
"My Rabbi Doesn't Make House
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in good taste . . ."
for Jewish (and all other) par-
their point of view, once peace is a
ents" under the title. "So the Kids
Let's not forget the anti-Estab- assured, what wonders and mir- ET
Are Revolting . .
lishment platform: "No banquets acles their money can create when
In this Doubleday-published vol- (use the money for the poor and concentrated on basic needs and
ume Vorspan covers many areas for Jewish education which is also aspirations.
— naming ef children. why be poor), no conventions (meet in
So next year Jerusalem —
Jewish. evaluating Jewishness, the woods. be real), no fund- peace.
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keeping youth Jewish despite col- raising projects (let's set our pri-
lege. marriage, Israel . . . all in orities straight), replace syna-
gogues with coffeehouses, no
a spirit of idol-smashing.
It all begins with a lesson in more awards. (Anybody who is in
worrying — how to enjoy worry, this for the love is not worth
and for this purpose: "You'll honoring anyway) .
Problems mount from chapter
need patience, mazel. a Yiddishe
kop and a sense of humor . . . to chapter. from one disestablish-
regardless of your race, creed, ment to another, and parents'
religion . ."
' headaches multiply as Vorspan
There is a mixture of satire and unveils the sores that are being
sarcasm in many of the exposes healed in his book. And as "The
of the common social hypocrisies. Kids are Revolting . . ." ho
So — Vorspan, defining "Why Be emerges the physician on the sc
Jewish?", poses the question cial arena providing cures in the
"What if God is Jewish?", since it form of humor, satire, puns —
then poses an extra burden on realism' —P.S.
God (borrowing from an old pun):
"It is enough tsores to he God
without being Jewish as well."
Then he proposes: "We must ask
the National Conference of Chris-
July deposits at the nation's
tians and Jews to make God non-
savings and loan associations !
The author is really ultra-prac- were made at record rates three
as high as the best previous
tical on the question of names.
He says Jewish youth is spear- July 11959 t. A a result, more
headed now by these names: Rex, money should be available this
Blade, Brad, Chad, Cindy, Debbi, year for home mortgages.
Deposits at savings associations
Judi, Kathi, Christopher, Lori,
Marci, Margo, Lance, Patti, Scott, rose an estimated S660.000.000 in a
Dawn, Sharon, Shad, Sherri. Tami, month when savings deposits
Toni. Vicki, Wayne, Wendi. And usually show only slight growth..
he proposes "rekindling the glories or even a decline, following June
of our history, and, equally, the Interest payments.
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From sarcasm there is a trans-
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and president of American Sav-
Federal Reserve bank econom-
ists estimate that the average
now explains that in the year 332
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Jerusalem was named Alexander 7.6 per cent of its personal income,
to mark the visit there, in a friend.
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Vorspan is faced with a prob-
very close to the highest rate on
A man of settled views, whose
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Bar Mitzva. The father — and like his bones, is truly mortal, and
mother — might try, but the lad , his only resource is to say his ;
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