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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-04-23

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Trade Fair Inaugrates Israel Anniversary Events

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Israel at 23:
The State's
Important
Role and Its
Obstacles

JEWISH NEWS

Challenging
All Jewries

Editorial
Page 4

Scores of merchants, Israeli manufacturers and distributors
of hundreds of Israeli-made products will be represented at the
Israel Trade Fair which will open at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Jewish Community Center. Co-sponsored by the Detroit Zionist
Federation and the Jewish Center, the Trade Fair will inaugurate
an eight-day series of events to mark Israel's 23rd anniversary,
concluding with the anniversary programs on May 2.

Michigan Weekly

Review of Jewish News

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April 23, 1971

Far-Reaching Concessions Reported

Retaining 'Chance' for Accord,
Pessimism Rejected by Israelis

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli leaders are prepared to offer far-reaching concessions to achieve an
interim settlement with Egypt for reopening the Suez Canal, even though the waterway itself is not
considered to be of major importance to Israeli commerce, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned from
reliable sources Wednesday.
According to the sources, Premier Golda Meir's meeting with United States Ambassador Walworth
Barbour Monday "has definitely contributed to advancing the matter of an interim settlement." The JTA
learned that the committee of experts appointed by the government to study the military and strategic
aspects of such a settlement recommended an Israeli pullback of seven kilometers (4.3 miles) from the
canal's east bank. According to the sources, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan is prepared to admit Egyptian
armed guards to the evacuated region on condition that they are civilians under civil authority.
The sources said Dayan now believes that free. Israeli shipping in the Suez Canal is not vital.

Task Ahead for 12 Days:

Must Reach 9,000 More
Campaign Contributors

Efforts to reach the 9,000 prospects in
the current Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel
Emergency Fund who have not yet made
their contributions begin today, less than two
weeks before the scheduled closing of the
drive with the planned Victory Dinner set
for May 5.
The impetus came last Sunday as more
than 100 officers and workers attended the
campaign report meeting at the Jewish Cen-
ter to hear reports of progress.
A total of $11,259,242 has been pledged
to date. This is 99 per cent of last year's
campaign total, and $2,335,000 more than The
same people pledged in 1970.
'-'W-heither we have a true victory on May
depend..5,--,on how effectively- we convey the
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Allon Reports on Meeting With Rogers; Still Chance for Agreement

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—Israel Deputy Premier Yigal Allon emerged from a three-hour meeting
with Secretary of State William P. Rogers Tuesday afternoon confident that there still is a chance for an
interim agreement between Israel and Egypt to reopen the Suez Canal.
"The whole matter should be kept as secret as possible, maybe something will come out of it.
I. am not pessimistic," he told newsmen.
Allon, who arrived here from Israel Monday, conferred with Rogers and Assistant Secretary of
State for Near Eastern Affairs Joseph J. Sisco in a meeting that ran from the lunch hour into the mid-
afternoon. Allon was accompanied by Israel Ambassador Itzhak Rabin. The talks were concerned
primarily with an interim agreement on the Suez Canal. Allon told newsmen that the three major ele'
ments of Israel's proposals were the termination of belligerency by Egypt, no occupation of the east bank

(Continued on Page 22)

Mayor Gribbs Proclaims Israel Trade Week;
Furniture, Boats, Jewelry, Ties, Clothing Display
Starts Saturday Eve, Preceding Yom Atzmaut

ISRAELI TRADE FAIR:WEEK

Afaria'24-May 2; 1971,

An impressive display of articles,made in Israel,
including jewelry, clothing, sail boats, art .
objects and religious items, will be on display
and for sale at the Detroit Jewish Community
Center during a one week Trade Fair, April 24-
May 2 , A971.

Celebrating Israel's 23rd anniversary of statehood
on May 2, will highlight activities of the Fair
which is being sponsored by several prominent
Detroit Jewish organizations.

Detroiters have, for many years, proven themselves
to be close friends of Israel and have frequently
offered their support.

THEREFORE, I, Roman S. Gribbe, Mayor of the City of
Detroit, proclaim April 24-May 2, 1971 as ISRAELI
TRADE FAIR WEEK, and urge all citizens to visit
this free exhibit, browse through the display of
Israeli artifacts and participate in the other
activities of the Fair: Films, speeches, games
and entertainment.

Nationwide attention has been attracted to the Israel Trade Fair which will
open here, at the Jewish Community Center on Meyers and Curtis • at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday to last through May 2, when numerous functions will be held, also at
the Center to mark Israel's Yom HaAtzmaut, the Jewish state's 23rd anniversary.
Sponsored by the Detroit Zionist Federation in cooperation with the Jewish
Center, the week has been hailed in a proclamation issued by Mayor Roman
Gribbs of Detroit, setting April 24 through May 2 as Israel Trade Week.
Carmi M. Slomovitz, president of the Detroit Zionist Federation, announced that
Mayor Gribbs will be present to cut the ribbon opening the Trade Fair. He also
announced that the Detroit Common Council has adopted a special resolution wel-
coming the event. The City Council resolution was drafted by Councilman Carl Levin.
Hundreds of merchants and Israeli manufacturers will be represented in the
Trade Fair with items that include boats, groceries, furniture, clothing, jewelry,
books, tires, pottery and many other products manufactured in Israel.
The Trade Fair is open to the public free of charge, with nominal admission
fees set for special events, such as the opening night champagne and wine tasting
party, the special movies and stage plays, the Israel art auction and the appearance
in a concert on the opening night of Hedva and David, the Israeli folk singers.
All of the items on display also will be placed on sale, and the Trade Fair will
inaugurate the Michigan campaign to encourage the purchase of Israel-made prod-
ucts as a vital part of the aid-to-Israel effort by world Jewry.
In keeping with the mood of a fun-filled atmosphere, the concert featuring
Hedva and David will be followed by an Israeli champagne and wine-tasting party
on opening night.
Many well-known Israeli artists will be represented in the art exhibit and auction
Sunday afternoon. The exhibit will open at 1 p.m. and the auction will begin at 2:30
p.m. There will be a prize. A nominal fee will be charged.
A Youth Zimriya at 3 p.m. Sunday and the Israeli film "Follow Me" (in English)
the complete story of the Six Day War, at 7:30 p.m., will be among Sunday's events.
"An Evening in a Kibutz" will be presented by the Center Hebrew departpent
Wednesday. The program will begin with a service in memory of those who lost their
lives in the fight for Israel's independence. The presentation of a one-act play and a
sing-along will follow, with dancing and refreshments to conclude the evening.
At 11 a.m. May 2, the Jewish Community Council and the Detroit Zionist Federa-

(Continued on Page 6)

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