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October 23, 1970 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-10-23

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Authors on Israel, Soviet Jewry Coming to Fair

Four authors of note will bring
their expertise on Soviet Jewry,
Israel and the novel to the 19th
annual Jewish' Mx* Fair in No-
vember. They are Gunther Law-
rence, author of "Three Million
More?"; Leonard Slater, author of
"The Pledge"; Dan Kurzman,
"Genesis 1948: The First Arab-
Israeli War"; and Wallace Mark-
field, "Teitlebaum's Window."
Metropolitan Detroit Bnai Brith
Women's Council is co-sponsoring
the afternoon session 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 11 which will feature Gunther
"Three Million More?," published
by Doubleday and Co., concerns
the destiny of the Russian Jews.
Lawrence proceeds from the his-
, torical background, intermingles it
with his own personal experiences
in a tour of the Soviet Union and
weaves in first-person reports from
Russian Jews and non-Jews on the
fate of the second largest concen-
tration of Jews in the world.
Lawrence, who has selected
as his topic "What Will Happen
to the Soviet Jews U There Is
Peace in the Middle East?" was
born in Beam, became an Ameri-
can dela, In 1941 and now
lives in New York City. He was
director of public information
for the Union of American He-
brew Congregations for more
than 12 years. He is a proles-
sional public relations consultant,
and he does work for the Ameri-
can Jewish Conference on So-
viet Jewry In which Bnai Brith
takes an active part.

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at Kirkland College in Clinton, dle East. Boston University has
Selma Cohen, vice president and I N.Y.
established a Dan Kurzman Collec-

adult Jewish education chairman
tion in recognition of his "im-
of the Detroit Bnai Brith Women's
Dan Kurzman, former Washing- portant contribution to 20th Cen-
Council, invites friends to attend. ton Post correspondent who won tury journalism and historical lit-
Mrs. Irving Isaacs, council presi- the Front Page, Award for his erature." -
dent, announces that a coffee hour foreign reporring; will lecture 8:15
He is being sponsored by the
and book browsing will precede p.m. Nov. 8. He has chosen as his Laymen's Institute on the Middle
the talk. Mrs. Jack Dechter and topic "Israel, in the Beginning."
East, which includes the Jewish
Mrs. Philip Fealk are in charge
This journalist has reported from Center, American Jewish Congress,
of arrangements. For information, most countries in Europe, Africa, American Jewish Committee, Mich-
call the center, 341-4200, ext. 292. Asia, Latin America and the Mid- igan Association of Jewish College
• • •
At 8:15 p.m. Nov. 11, Leonard
Slater will speak on "Where Are Saboteurs Clash With Patrol at Border
They Now?," co-sponsored by the
TEL AVIV (JTA)—An Israeli capable of controlling guerrilla
Jewish National Fund and Zionist patrol clashed with a saboteur activities and may issue a new
Organization of Detroit.
gang near the Lebanese border warning to Beirut if they continue.
A military tribunal in Gaza
Israel Ambassador Itzhak Rabin Tuesday, killing one and driving
has cited the striking parallel be- the rest back into Lebanon. It was pronounced life sentences on two
tween the time of "The Pledge," the third such encounter this Arab terrorists Tuesday and sen-
when the new Jewish state was week. There were no Israeli tences ranging from two to 20
years on nine others. All were
hemmed in by enemies and an casualties.
Security forces announced the members of a terrorist cell respon-
arms embargo, and Israel's peri-
lous position today in the Middle arrest of six Arab terrorists in- sible for a variety of crimes in-
East. "The Pledge," a fiction book, cluding one regional commander cluding murder, rape, kidnaping
discloses the true story of the in the southern section of the Gaza and sabotage. Life imprisonment,
the maximum penalty under Israeli
American underground that helped Strip.
The gang is believed to be im- law, was imposed on Ahman Ibra-
arm Israel during its War of Inde-
plicated in the murders of a num- him el Giatti. 23, and Aliyan Abu
Slater spent more than 20 years ber of Arab civilians in the area Attaya, 22. They were accused,
as correspondent, writer and editor around Khan Yunis. The leader among other things, of firing on
identified as Abd Sarai, said an Israeli patrol, wounding two
for Newsweek, NBC News, Time was
and McCalls in New York, Wash- to be the regional 9mmander of soldiers.
ington, Los Angeles and through- the Popular Front-to rthe Libera-
out Europe and Asia before turn- tion of Palestine in the Gaza Strip. 2 Jewish Works Printed
An army spokesman said that
ing full time to the writing of
books. His first book, "Ally," was Israeli forces foiled a recent at- in Soviet Union, Lithuania
LONDON — (JTA) — Two Jew-
published in 1965, became a best tempt to smuggle arms into the
Gaza Strip by sea. Two men were ish literary works have appeared
seller in half a dozen countries.
arrested and a boatload of weap- within the boundaries of the Soviet
• • •
ons and ammunition from Beirut Union and its Lithuanian Republic,
Wallace Markfield, author of was confiscated.
it was reported here.
"Teitlebaum's Wmdow" and an
Twelve Arab workers from
A volume of poems by the Rus-
earlier book, "To An Early
were injured Tuesday sian-Yiddish poet Isaac Borisov
Grave," will speak 10 a.m. Nov. 12. Gaza
morning when their bus hit a has appeared in Moscow in Rus-
The meeting will be co-sponsored mine south of the town. They sian translation for the first time.
by three national women's organ- were on their way to jobs in Borisov, a World War II hero, is
izations, Michigan Region Women's Israel. Security forces are in- famous for his war poems which
American ORT, National Council of vestigating the Incident.
are permeated with Russian pa-
Jewish Women and Brandeis Uni-
The situation on the Lebanese triotism and hatred of the Ger-
versity National Women's Commit- border
is believed to be heating mans.
up after a prolonged lull during
A work on the Yiddish language
Markfield was educated at the recent civil war in Jordan. A In Lithuanian has just been pub-
Brooklyn College and New York military spokesman said the gang lished in Vilna. The author, Chaim
University and in 1985 received involved in Tuesday's clash left Lemchem, an expert on the Lithu-
a Guggenheim Fellowship. In the behind bazooka shells, ammuni- anian and Yiddish languages, wrote
same year, he was a National tion, explosive charges and ac- the volume before the war, but it
Book Award nominee. He is also tivating devices indicating that never appeared before. One thou-
the recipient of a fellowship from they were on a sabotage mission. sand copies have been published
the National Academy for the Arts
The government spokesman said in Vilna. There is no Yiddish
and Sciences. Last year he taught the Lebanese government is fully translation.


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