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September 18, 1970 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-09-18

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Historic Document ...

Complete record of Vigil Allen's eonvarsation
with Costal Abial Nasser daring tie Fah&
Pocket slag. in August 1948, while limns
and Egyptians Were disowning a awn fir..

Detailed amount written

by Major Yoroharn Cohen,
the intermeliary in
the negotiaqions, in
Commentary' Page 2.

Threats to
Human Decencies


in Treating
Israel's Role

Editorials Page 4

Golda Meir to Speak
to Jewry of Detroit
on Thursday Evening

Israel Prime Minister Golda Meir will
speak to American Jewry during her visit in
the U.S. to see President Nixon. A specially
filmed kinescope of the closed circuit broad-
cast on Sunday will be shown inj Detroit to
guests at the annual meeting of the Jewish
Welfare Federation, next Thursday evening,
at Cong. Shaarey Zedek.


Michigan Weekly

Review of Jewish News

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating. The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

Courses in
Jewish Studies
at Five

Story on
Page 5

VOL LVI II, No. 1 40027 17515 W. 9 Mile Rd., Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075, 356-8400 September 18, 1970 $8.00 Per Year; This Issue 25c

Israel Firm in Rejecting Hijackers' Blackmail

Cease Fire Considered Ended;
Jordanian Crisis Adds to Chaos

Federations Endorse $400,000,000
Increased Emergency Goal for .UJA

The Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds' executive
board, at a meeting on Sunday, unanimously endorsed the decision of
the .Jewish Agency, taken in Jerusalem two weeks ago, calling for
cancellation of all fund-raising efforts by Israeli institutions in order
to concentrate on the $400,000,000 United Jewish Appeal effort in 1971.
The - $400,000,000 drive is to be part of a billion-dollar goal that will
include $400,000,000 to be secured through the Israel Bond drive and
an additional $200,000,000 to be raised for the Keren Hayesod in all
other countries outside the United States.
The CJFWF resolution states that, "deeply stirred by the utmost
urgency of the needs in Israel" which must be met by American Jewish
communities, it is "convinced beyond all doubt that the $400,000,000 is
most urgently needed by UJA." It declares that "these are times of
crisis," that "we shall have to give more—raise more for the Israel
emergency than we have ever raised." It recognizes the urgent needs
at home, the necessity to concentrate on most important priorities and
"Israel, for its part, already-has taken the decision to stop fund
raising of various other Israeli institutions—in order to remove competi-
tive campaigns—and to help us concentrate our funds and our energies
on the United Jewish Appeal as the channel of our philanthropic aid
to Israel.
"In the same spirit—and for the same purpose—we have been
assured that there will be the fullest cooperation with the Israel Bond
Campaign. We must make sure that bond sales and the gifts to our
campaigns add to each other, not substitute for each other.
"We are establishing a joint committee of the United Jewish Appeal,
United Israel Appeal and our Council of Jewish. Federations, to assure
the greatest national cooperation on the national aspects of the campaign
—and the greatest help we can give our communities to raise the
maximum dollars.
"The days and monhs ahead are days and months of perilous
"The most we can possibly do will be required of us.
"It must be done."

Israel Prime Minister Golda Meir's visit today with President Nixon, the crisis
in Jordan, retention of 55 hostages whd were passengers on the four hijacked and
subsequently destroyed planes and the rifts among terrorists combine to place emphasis
on the developing situation that affects the Middle East's status.
,Peace is more remote than ever as a result of the collapse of cease fire negotia-
tions. Soon after Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser had announced that the cease
fire had ended, a similar statement was made by Acting Israel Prime Minister Yigal
Allon, in Jerusalem, but Allon said Israel would not resume military action unless
there were provocations from Egypt, and he declared that even a temporary truce was
"a blessing."
Meanwhile, Israel remains firm in rejecting blackmail demands from the Arab
terrorists and insists on firm action- by the community of nations of the world to
end the terror and to act firmly against the danger of renewed hijacking.-
The international pilots associations also have commenced to plan firm steps to
end hijacking, yet Israel has been penalized by suspension of flights by British Euro-
pean Airways, BOAC, Alitalia and other lines, while President Nixon's proposal that
countries that harbor hijackers be boycotted has been ignored thus far.
It has been revealed that the hijackers took $750,000 in Swiss francs, which
were to be delivered to New York, from the hijacked Swissair airliner. They secured
information about the location of the money at gunpoint from one of the plane's
The crisis in Jordan which results in the resignation of the cabinet and the im-
position of military rule upon the country followed the report that King Hussein was
prepared to abdicate the throne but that he was persuaded by Nasser to postpone his
President Nasser is said to fear increasing chaos and civil war in Jordan should
King Hussein leave the throne. He is reportedly working for the integration of all com-
mando groups in. Jordan so that they can be represented in the Jordanian government
and give it a degree of stability, the Post writer said.
President Nixon, in his address at Kansas State University, Wednesday, referred
to the hijacking of planes by Arabs and to the hostages who are being held "under
threat of murder." He said that the Arab activists "sent shock waves of alarm around
the world at the spreading disease of violence and terror and its use as a political
Detailed stories on Pages 5-14, 56

Hyman Safran Will Get Federation's Butzel Award Sept. 24

Hyman Safran, immediate past president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, has been named to receive the 1970 Fred M. Butzel Memorial Award for distinguishea
of the medallion signifying the award will be made at the annual Federation meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, at Cong. Shaarey Zedek, Alan E. SchWartz,

president, announced.
Safran, president of Safran-Printing Co., one of the largest offset firms in the country, served as a member of the board of the Printing

Industry As of president
America. of Federation for five years, from 1964 through 1969,
Safran's "statesmanlike handling of many of the difficult problems and
divergent ideas which confront a Jewish community gained him national acclaim. He brings to every communal assignment a rare combination
of Jewish background, idealism, devotion and sound judgment," Schwartz said.
The list of boards on which Safran has served is long and varied. He is currently chairman of the Federation executive committee.
A past president of Shaarey Zedek, be was one of the prime movers in the building of the present synagogue.
Born in Detroit, Safran attended Detroit schools and Wayne State University where he was considering becoming a physician but left to
go into the printing business founded by his father•He served for two years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is the father of four children, Mrs. Loren Daniels, and Frederick, Kenneth and James Safran. Safran's wife, Leah, is an enthusiastic
supporter of her husband's philanthropic activities.
In his announcement, Schwartz stated:
"The Fred M. Butzel Memorial Award is the greatest honor that the Deti=oit Jewish community can bestow. Each year it is given to an
honoree for his character and integrity in communal affairs, and his long years of service, both to tlie Jewish comminity and as a representative
of the Jewish community in the activities of the entire Detroit community. The selection committee is made up of the presidents of Federation
and its member agencies, the president of the Detroit Service Group and the recipient of the award in former years."
been given annually since 1951. The recipients in the past years have been Julian H. Krolik, Henry Wineman, William Friedman,
The award has Joseph
H. Ehrlich, Samuel H. Rubiner, Justice Henry M. Butzel, Abe Kasle, Sidney J. Allen, Judge Theodore Levin, Irwin I.
Cohn, Mrs. Henry Wineman, Leonard N. Simons, fdax.M. Fisher, Nate, S. Shapero, Morris Garvett, Tom Borman, Abraham Borman, Mrs. Harry L.

:Tones and Paul.Zuckerman. • . .

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