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February 12, 1971 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-02-12

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4sraeli Committee to Rescue
Jews in Arab Lands Begun

TEL AVIV (JTA)—A "national imposed on them, which have
committee for the Jewish in
recently worsened, especially in
Arab countries—modeled on the
National Committee for Russian
The Knesset also called for emi-
Jewry—will be established shortly
under the chairmanship of Sup- gation rights for those Jews, and
reme Court Justice Haim Cohen. asked the United Nations, indivi-
dual governments, international
The announcement was made by organizations, religious leaders
Aryeh. L. Pincus, chairman of the and intellectuals to "demand em-
Jewish Agency, at a rally for im- phatically and without delay"
migrants from Arab lands. The that the Jews in Arab lands "be
occasion was the second anniver- freed."
sary of the hangings of Jews in
Meanwhile, the Israel Students
Police Minister Shlomo Hillel Organization has decided to launch
declared at the rally: "We shall an effort to explain the plight of
not remain silent over the ill treat- the Jews in Arab countries to stu-
ment and persecution of the Jews dents on campuses around the
in the Arab countries. The world world. The student organization
will not accept such barbarism held rallies at Tel Aviv, Beershe-
and hatred." He charged the ba, Bar-Ilan and Haifa Technion
University" as well as on Mt.
United Nations with failing to act
Scopus and at the site of the new
on the problem.
university in Jerusalem.
Eliahu Sasson, a Labor member
of the Knesset reported details of
the torture of Jews in Arab states.
Leah SloVin, an immigrant from
Russia, added: "We have a com-
mon enemy, commons fate and
common struggle."
The Knesset adopted a resolu- ' ful social revolution has followed
tion calling on the world "to take in the wake of Israel's administra-
all the steps which will' insure tion of Jordon's West Bank. The
that the Jews who are incarcer- Arabs are learning to buy canned
ated and persecuted in the Arab foods, to utilize kerosene heaters
countries will be rescued and and electrical appliances and to
brought to a country whre they substitute mechanical transport
wll be safe.' All the Israeli parties for the ancient modes of transport
but the pro-Moscow Rakah Corn, by donkey and camel.
munists voted for the resolution.
A new political weekly is being
— It stated in part: "On this day
published in Bethlehem; and a
two years -ago our Jewish breth- biweekly
in Arabic, devoted to
ren In Iraq who were innocent of social questions,
has now made
any crime were hanged. Today its appearance in the Old City of
the Kensset communes with the Jerusalem. The established Arab
memory of those martyrs and press has enlarged its size and
murdered or tortured to death format to reflect the new interest
in the prisons of Iraq. The Kne- in
modern ways shown by the
set condemns in the strongest Arab
terms the denial of the rights
aspect of the revolu-
of man to the Jews in the Arab
countries and demands that 'an tion: A growing number of Arab
the tradition-
end be put to the oppression,
disrimination and degradation al veil and now prefers Western
dress. Arab merchants complain
that their lady customers are
passing up the traditional Arab
dress and are patronizing Jewish
The women are rebelling

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Friday, February 12, 1971-9

Richard Boone Likes Israel and Golda

LONDON (JTA) — Snow, rain,
NEW YORK (STA) -- Richard
heat, gloom of night and salary
demands may have stayed Britain's Boone, the actor whose most re-
postal couriers from the comple- cent film "Madron" is an Ameri-
tion, swift or otherwise, of their can-style Western filmed in Israel,
appointed rounds, but copies of the has expressed pride in that coun-
British edition of the Jewish Tele- try and its citizens in an inter-
graphic Agency's. Daily News Bul- view with David Frost, to be tele-
letin are getting to subscribers cast on Frost's program tonight.
even if they have to pick them up
Boone's suggested that foreign
filmmakers consider Israel as the
The employes' strike—a first for location for their pictures just as
Britain—is now in its third week, they now think of Spain or other
and JTA readers continue to send countries with scenic attributes.
messengers to the JTA offices to
On another point, he called
secure their copies, "which is
Golda Meir "the greatest woman
very flattering indeed," notes
the century" and observed
bureau chief Sam J. Goldsmith.
that, unlike American society,
The subscribers include Jewish
structure of Jewish society
and non-Jewish organizations, in-
Is better able to cope with a
stitutions. embassies and indi-
female head of state."
viduals. "The Egyptian Embassy
is sending us a charming lady to
He added that "there is a real
pick up our bulletin, which is very desire for peace In Israel" and
handsome of them," Goldsmith re- that "the country goes forward
and rights are preserved by the

economic system." He takes pride
in Israel, he said, for "confronting
the world and making its position
While Israelis "don't want to
give up anything," he added, they
are now "for the first time dis-
cussing the rights and wrongs" of
the Middle East situation.


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Social Changes
in West Bank

Grand Rapids
News Notes

Feb. 14—Grand Rapids Temple
Youth Brunch
—USY Program
—Jewish Cultural Com-
mittee Event
16—Ahavas Israel Sisterhood
17—Bnai Brith Women Board
18—Hadassah Board
19—Quad-City Kinnus
• •

Mitchell Kahn, 1740 Denby S.E.,
will attend the international execu-
tive boards meeting in Washington,
D.C. Feb. .19-21 of the teen-age
components of the Bnai Brith
Youth Organization, world's largest
Jewish youth movement.

The Jewish Culture Council will
present Dr. Leonard Fein, assoc-
iate professor of politics and social
policy at Brandeis University, at
its Spectrum '71 program 8 p.m.
Sunday at Temple Emanuel. His
topic will be "Reflections in the
Jewish Condition."

Rabbi and Mrs. Frederick A.
Eisenberg are leading 25 members
on a pilgrimage to Israel via El
Al Airlines. The group, which will
return Feb. 22, includes Sarah and
Saul Armour, Harriet and Joe
Cohen, Phil Epstein, Leah and
Maurie Glaser, June and Sam
Horowitz, Sylvia and Abe Krissoff,

Mady and Joel Krissoff, Estelle
and Ben Pious, Frieda and Meyer
Shapiro, Sadie Silverstein, Yetta
and Sam Smaller, Hannah and
Reuben Turner and Doris Van Rec.

Jewish dance and music are
Religious School by Malca Muskin
and Judy Subar, assisted by Mollie
Moorman. A junior choir recently
- was started by Cantor Rosenfield
with the assistance of Mrs. Ella
Woman. The group is planning a
Friday evening service for March

against their chattel status, reach-
ing •a point where young Arab
girls have sought refuge in a pol-
ice station to prevent forcible
marriage. They seek the protec-
tion of Israel law, which prohibits
marriages between minors.

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