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April 02, 1971 - Image 37

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-04-02

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Council of Jewish Women Expands Humanitarian
Programs; Rustin Rejects Extremists, Demands
Israel Have Right for Direct Talks With Arabs

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by the impressive Rustin address urgent item on the nation's agenda.
Monday thru Friday
which the distinguished Negro
He charged that the way in
11:00-4:00
leader concluded with a song.
which the federal budget is dealt
26400 Southfield Rd.
He told of the influence Jeru-
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3 blocks N. of 10'h Mi.Rd.
salem has upon his people, of the
inspiration they derive from the THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
LATHRUP VILLAGE
Holy City of David, the capital
Friday, April 2, 1971-37
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of Israel, and he sang: "Jerusa-
lem, what a beautiful city is
Jerusalem, Hallelu . . . Jerusa-
lem that inspires us . . . Hallelu
. . Jerusalem."
Mrs. Stanley Meyers of Miami
conducted the installation of offi-
(Trimmed Rite, Priced Rite)
cers at the banquet session
Wednesday. She installed Mrs.
SHOP FELDBRO FOR A FESTIVE TABLE!
Earl Marvin of Woodmere, L. I., as
president and paid honor to the
retiring president, Mrs. Weiner,
who was in turn inducted as an
honorary vice president. Mrs. Vic-
tor Shiffman of Detroit is one of
the newly elected members of the
national board of directors.
In an earlier session, Monday
evening, Rabbi Irving Green-
berg, professor of history at Ye-
shiva University, urged that
Jews and Blacks form a "mature
2 blocks of
relationship," in which they
corne r
eld
would become "part of a larger
Mon., Tues., Wed., 8 to 6; Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8 to 9; Sunday, 9 to 6
political coalition, in which legiti-
mate needs and conflicting
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claims are adjusted by demo-
cratic process and politics.
"Jews should be willing to sacri-
fice along with other groups to
help upgrade the condition of
Blacks in America," he said. "But
volunteering to uniquely or totally
sacrifice all Jewish interests
smacks more of pathology and self-
hatred than of -genuine helpful-
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ness."
SERVE YOU
Because of the Jews' historical
experience, they should have a
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greater sensitivity to the problems
one block south of 14 mile rd.
of our day, Rabbi Greenberg said.
"People who saw a million and a
half children burned and killed
surely must react more strongly
to indiscriminate civilian killing.
People who have lost many wars
in their history can surely teach
that confessing and overcoming
the errors and setbacks of the
EXPERT ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS
past, however painful the process,
SUEDE AND LEATHER GARMENTS
may be humanely and morally more
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liberating than sacrificing count-
less more lives to destruction," he
said.
Sol M. Linowitz, chairman of the
National Urban Coalition, address-
ed the opening session- Sunday
evening called for the reordering
of national priorities as the most

FELDBRO QUALITY MEATS

Former presidents of the Detroit Section, National Council of
Jewish Women, who are actively participating in the national con-
vention here are (from left) Mesdames Regene Cohane, Lewis Dan-
iels, H. V. Kreger, Jerome Grossman and Victor Shiffman.

* *

Five days of constant delibera-
tions during which humanitarian
needs on the domestic scene and
on a world-wide scale were con-
sidered by the more than 600 dele-
gates to the 29th biennial conven-
tion of the National Council of
Jewish Women, resulted in adop-
tion of programs for the expansion
of the wide ranging programs of
one of the country's leading wom-
en's organizations.
Conducted under the chairman-
ship of Mrs. Leonard Weiner of
Detroit, who retired from the press
idency at this convention in the
Statler Hilton, the women voted to
continue their efforts in many
areas, for civil rights, in behalf
of Israel, in defense of Russian
Jewry, as activists in the fight
against poverty.
Mrs. Weiner announced at the
banquet Wednesday that the
NCJW had entered into an
agreetnent with the Hebrew
`University in Jerusalem for
a - 1.0-year program to spon-
sor '..thefoTganization's center in
JeruS410iil.for aid to the under-
- privilege4;7-She read messages
froni -- AtWaliarn Harman, presi-
dent' of -the : ; Hebrew University,
and other -university leaders,
commending the women for this
and other similar efforts in Is-
rad.
the convention ses-
tayard,4tiStin,
.exeeutive di-
,
tOtot - of T ithe;:A. Philip- Randolph
Instittite,_ who-- 1.3. 7a.s, awarded ithe
NCJW's annual.,-J6. Kennedy:
Award, made ; a • Sfiblig ease for
Negro-Jewish - rieridship,- condemn-
ed extremists and ,demanded
tice in American dealings- - in -the
Middle East situation. -
The award to Rustin was made
by Mrs. Charles Hymes of Minne-
apolis.
Rustin was outspoken in hiS em-
phasis on the realism in relation-
ships between Jews and Negroes.
He viewed both as "victims of per-
secution and until this day they
suffer from the injustices of dis-
crimination and prejudice."
To Jews he addressed himself
with an admonition "that it is
impossible to build a liberal ma-
jority in America, a majority
which Jews have consistently
and correctly seen to be in their
interest, if one ignored the de-
veloping Negro potential." And
he reminded the Blacks "that .
Jews stand for social progress

and that no liberal social move-
ment can succeed if it does not
include within its ranks the
American Jewish community."
That's when the eminent black
leader excoriated the extremists,
pointing out that just as the Jewish
Defense League does not speak for
the Jewish people so the Panthers
are not the representatives of the
Negroes.
"If we could suffer from the Ku
Klux Klan for a hundred years,
why can't we endure Carmichael
and the Panthers for another 15
years?" he said jocularly.
Rustin commenced his address
by stating that the award he re-
ceived was not for him alone but
for the overwhelming majority
of Negroes "who support, as I
do, a nonviolent and democratic
movement for social change."
He then proceeded to assert his
unqualified support for Israel
and his demand that "the U.S.
stop playing games with Israel,
that Nixon and Rogers quit pro-
posing new plans" and make it
possible for Israel to have direct
talks with the Arabs.
Rustin was emphatic: there must
be no further mistakes like the one
the U.S. committed in 1957.
"peace," he said, "is not goingP
to come to the Middle East just
because our government has made
a proposal for Israel to submit to
the demands of Egypt even before
Egypt is willing to sit down with
Israel and talk about the situa-
tion." He declared:
- "If one_party is not willing to sit
down and talk to another party,
how= can ;it
..,-sincere about want-
ing peace?
l is -right to reject
the Rogers- plan .becausei_t .will not
bring peace. There will be' - peace
only when Israel and the Arabs sit
down together at the negotiating
table and work out a settlement
among themselves. The United
States government should be using
its political and moral power to
bring the conflicting parties to-
gether to talk, not trying to put to-
gether a patchwork that will fall
apart at the very next crisis."
Rustin drew upon the teachings
of Hillel and Maimonides, Isaiah,
Jeremiah and Amos, in urging
justice and consideration of the
just rights of all men in striving
for a better world.
The audience of local and na-
tional leaders was deeply moved

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