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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-03-05

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Women's Phonogift Campaign Starts Sunday

There are 10,000 women to be reached by phone as prospects for the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Fund . . . Several hundred women will be
at the phones especially installed in the United Hebrew Schools Building on 12 Mile Road to contact the prospective contributors who are asked to
increase their gifts this year and thus to help meet the great needs that face world Jewry in the fin& of defending Israel's position ... More volunteers
are needed to make the telephone solicitations .. . Volunteers are asked to contact the women's division of the campaign at the Jewish Welfare Federa-
ation, WO 5-3939, and those contacted are urged to become partners in the great campaign in behalf of Israel and 50 other major causes.

Put to-the
Test With
Fiasco at
Conference 6

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Review of -Jewish -News

Michigan Weekly

Jewish Story,
on Cohtacts

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

Vol. LVI II, No. 25 •011119. 27 17515 W. 9 Mile Rd.,


865, Southfield, Mich. 48075, 356-8400 $8.00 Per Year; This Issue 25c

March 5, 1971

Zero Hour on Banks of Suez;
Face-Saving Aids Cease Fire

U. S. Assails USSR Bias at UN
Commissiow Brussels Decision
Gains International Attention

An appeal to the Soviet Union to abandon its policy of discrimination
against Jews, adopted at the world conference held in Brussels, Belgium,
last week, and the condemnation of Russian policies by the American
delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, at the ses-
sions in Geneva, marked the worldwide attention that is being given to
the appeals for justice in defense of the Jews of the USSR.
Unity marked the concluding session of the Brussels conference
attended by delegates from more than 40 countries.
In Geneva, Mrs. Rita E. Hauser, the U. S. delegate to the UN Human
Rights Commission, urged the Russian government to permit Jews
wishing to emigrate to leave the USSR and protested against discrimina-
tions practiced against Jews.
An editorial in Pravda which termed anyone who advocated Zionism
"an agent of international Zionism and hence an enemy of the Soviet
people" was condemned by Mrs. Hauser and by an Israeli observer,
Mordecai Kidron. But the Russian representative, Nilriilai IC. Tarassov,
called Zionism a "racial organization" and denied any bias exists.
An appeal to the UN commission that the "Brussels Declaration" be
read to the UN commission was deferred by the commission chairman,
Dr. Andres Aguilar of Venezuela, because only nongovernment agencies
are permitted to participate in commission sessions. But the resolution
adopted at the Brussels conference on Soviet Jewry was sent to UN
Secretary General U Thant for distribution among UN members.
Mrs. Hauser said that her protest against discrimination of Jews
in the USSR was not "politically motivated" but dealt with "a basic
human right universally recognized."

Conference Affirms Solidarity With Soviet Jews;
but Kahane Episode Leaves a Bitter Residue

BRUSSELS (JTA)—The world conference on Soviet JeWry got back
to normal business on its final day.. At the closing session late Feb. 25,
ration affirming their solidarity
the 800 delegates adopted a decla
"with our Jewish brothers in the Soviet Union" and urged Soviet authori-
(Continued on Page 38)

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Highly placed political sources maintained Tuesday that
the Egyptian government would readily agree to continue the Jarring- talks and the
cease fire on the basis of Israel's reply to its latest note, provided they can find a face-
saving formula. But the sources noted that the Russians were intervening to apply Big
Four pressure on Israel to make concessions before the cease fire expiration on March 7.
The Israeli note expressed readiness to negotiate with Egypt on all points in
dispute, including territories, but made it clear that Israel will not return to its pre-
June 1967 boundaries. The Kremlin has been insisting on an immediate Big Four meet-
ing apparently to' draft a statement demanding that Israel backtrack from its stand
on the 1967 borders. The United States rejected a Soviet attempt to schedule a Four
Power meeting Monday despite tacit support of the Russian move by Britain and France.
The U. S. is said -to be dissatisfied with the Israeli note to Cairo but does not want to
be yielding to Soviet pressure on the matter nor does Washington wish to publicize its
differences with Israel at this time.
Political circles here said that Moscow was "training its guns" on President
Nixon to persuade him to exert more pressure on IsraeL According to. Israel analysts,
the Kremlin is convinced that Israel could be forced into major concessions if Mr. Nixon
applied more pressure.
Most Israeli circles are sure that Egypt will not terminate the cease fiie on
Sunday. They noted that there was much greater military tension during the week
before the last cease-fire extension expired on Feb. 5 but
they conceded that political tension_ is currently high.
Israel government circles made no attempt to conceal
their disappointment with President Nixon's statement on
Is Released
the Middle East in his second annual foreign policy message
to Congress last week. The disturbing aspects were his
Shmuel Rosenwasser,
reiterated backing of the Rogers Plan calling for no substan-
the Metnilait watchman
tial changes from Israel's pre-June 1967 boundaries and
who Was kept prisoner
the stress he placed on a solution of the Palestine refugee
near Damascus, was re-
leased by_ the Arabs last
problem. On the positive side, from Israel's point of view,
Friday in exchange for a
was Nixon's firm statement that peace can be achieved only
notorious terrorist whose
by agreement between the parties to the conflict and his
death sentence was com-
rejection of a settlement imposed by the Big Powers. Israel
muted to life imprison-
also regarded as favorable Nixon's assertion that while the
ment by Israel. Rosen-
Big Powers were prepared to guarantee a peace settlement,
wasser was held by his
would not intrude until such a settlement is achieved.
captors for 424 days. His
Mr. Nixon, in his address to Congress, reiterated that the
sister, Mrs.- Herman
Middle East continues to be the "most dangerous" trouble
rger, resides . in
spot in the world. Israel meanwhile will wait for Egypt's re-
sponse to its latest note which was in the hands of United Na-
Detailed Story

on Page 3

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`Brussels Declaration' on Russian Jewry Adopted at World Parley

BRUSSELS—The World Conference of
Jewish Communities on Soviet Jewry, in
a "Brussels Declaration" adopted at its
closing session Feb. 26, called on the So-
viet government "To recognize the right
of Jews who so desire to return to their
historic homeland in Israel, and to ensure
the unhindered exercise of this right; to
enable the Jews in the USSR to exer-
cise fully their right to live in accord with
the Jewish cultural and religious heritage
and freely to raise their children in this
heritage; to put an end to the defamation
of the Jewish people and of Zionism,
reminiscent of the evil anti-Semitism
which has caused so much suffering to
the Jewish people and to the world."
- "The Brussels Declaration" was read
to the conference by Lord Janner of Lei-
cester, former president of the Board of
Deputies of British Jews. Its full text
follows: -
"We, the delegates of this conference,
tenant front Jewish commas ties through-
oat the World, solemnly declare our
solidarity with our Jewish brothers ha thii
Soviet Usdeni.
"We want them to know—and they

will take encouragement from this knowl-
edge—that we are as one with them,
totally identified with their heroic strug-
gle for the safeguarding of their national
Identity and for their natural and inalien-
able - right to return to their historic home-
land, the land of Israel.
"Profoundly concerned for their fate
and future, we denounce the policy pur-
sued by the government of the Soviet Union
of suppressing the historic Jewish cultural
and religious heritage. This constitutes a
flagrant violation of human rights which
the Soviet Constitittlon pledges to uphold
and which is enshrined in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights. To cut them
off from the rest of the Jewish people,
as the Soviet authorities are attempting
to do, is a crime against humanity.
"Soviet spokesmen claims that there Is
no need fee Jewish culture and education,
that there is no Jewish-Problem in_ the
Soviet Union and liten_lthore mi said-
Semitisar. These namithins :Rave . _limit
proven false by thellanktAlewe thaw
selTes. • The • entire world his beard *their

• grigiet..
"Teas of thousands of Jews have peti-

timed the Soviet authorities for the right
to settle in Israel and raise their children
in the Jewish tradition and culture. Let-
ters, messages wad petitions, sent at the
signatories' peril from the Soviet Union
to individuals, to governments, to the
United Nations and other international
organizations, all demand recognition of
these rights.
"The reaction of the Soviet authorities
to the Jewish awakening has been to
mount a campaign of harassznent, arrests
and virulent anti-Jewish propaganda. The
Leningrad trial, shocking to the world,
was but one manifestation of such perse-
cution. Far from being crashed by such in-
timidation, Soviet Jews today demand
their rights with ever greater courage
and. determination.
"This confereace urgently calls upon
the dv ed world to join with us and with
the Jews of the USSR in urging the
the right•s( Jews who
'—To recognise

so dedrii to return to their historic bone-

lead In Israel, and to etwore the imigor
&red exereise,,oi this right.

"—To enable the Jews in the USSR
to exercise fully thdr right to live In
accord with the JeWish\cultural and reli-
gious heritage and freely to raise their
children in this heritage.
"—To put an end to the defamation of
the Jewish people and of Zionism, remi-
niscent of the evil anti-Semitism which has
caused so much suffering to the Jewish
people and to the world.
"We assembled in this conference com-
mit ourselves, by unceasing effort, to en-
sure that the plight of Soviet Jewry is
kept before the conscience of the world
until the justice of their cause prevails.
"We will continue to mobilize the
energies of all Jewish communities. We
will work through the parliaments and
governments of our countries, through
the United Nations and other international
bodies and through every agency of pub-
lic opinion.
"We will not rest until the Jews of the
Soviet Union are free to choose their own
"Let my people Es."

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