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April 16, 1971 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-04-16

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Pleas WoruA
idde for Iraqi Jews

(Continued from Page 1)
to the Iraqi government to act in
accordance with human rights
concepts permitting any person
to leave any country including his
own. Jewish students and adults
demonstrated peacefully outside
the Iraqi Embassy here protesting
the imprisonment and threatened
execution of Jews in Iraq. The
demonstration was organized by
student groups with the support
of the Board of Deputies of Brit-
ish Jews and other major Jewish
organizations.
(A mass rally was held in Tel
Aviv. Demonstrators carried pos-

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ters reading: "Let My People Go"
and "Hands Off Iraqi Jews.")
The Israeli branch of the World
Jewish Congress sponsored a de-
monstration and prayer service
Tuesday at the Western Wall to
call attention to the plight of Jews
in Iraq.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, April 16, 1971-3

Baseball Czar Is Wary of Yom Kippur Conflict

NEW YORK (JTA) — With an-
other major league season opening
last week, the office of Commis-
sioner Bowie Kuhn has indicated
a willingness to accept suggestions
on how to avoid playing World
The condition of Iraq's remain- Series games on Yom Kippur
ing 2,500 Jews was described as without loss of income to NBC-TV.
"terrible." They are allegedly de-
Joe Reichler, public relations
prived of all normal human and
director of the office, has ad-
civil rights.
vised the Jewish. Telegraphic
Agency, as did another spokes.
In Brussels, Belgian Jewry ap-
man last October, that while
pealed to its government leaders
"we have reviewed this from
to intervene with the Iraqi govern.
time to time over the years
ment over the position of Jews
in that country. The coordinating
and baseball has given it serious
committee of Belgian Jewish or-
consideration," no way has been
ganizations sent appeals to Prime found to get around the financial
Minister Gaston Eyskens, Foreign factor.
Minister Pierre Ha r m e l and
Reichler, a former sportswriter
George Aronstein, chairman of the who is Jewish "and very proud
Belgian League for Human Rights.
The Federation of Belgian Jewish
Youth sent a protest to the Iraqi
Daily — Hospital — Sympathy
Embassy.
The Union of Orthodox Rabbis
of the United States and Canada
urged President Nixon to intervene
on behalf of imprisoned Iraqi Jews.
A telegram to the President was
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series game tentatively scheduled
for this season — not on Yom
Kippur — will cost the network
$500,000 in prime-time revenues.
World Series conflicts with the
Day of Atonment occurred in 1965,
1967, 1968 and 1970, and will re-
cur in 1973 and 1978 if baseball
continues its practice of starting
the series on Saturdays.

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