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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-05-07

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Members of the foreign affairs and security committees of Israel's parliament will meet today,
in Jerusalem, with U. S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers. The private meeting has been agreed
upon at Secretary Rogers' request.
(Detailed story on Page 18)

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HIGAPI WEEK

JEWISH NEWS

Michigan Weekly

Review of Jewish News

World Jewry's
Partnership
With Israel

Rejecting
Appeasement
in Middle East
Editorial Page 4

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

ci4e#) 27 17515 W. 9 Mile Rd., Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075

411i‘ °I LIX No 8

356-8400

$8.00 Per Year; This Issue 25c

May 7, 1971

New Philanthropic Record Set;
Campaign Assured X13,372,000

Israeli 'Citizenship in Absentia'
Plan to Aid USSR's Emigrants

JERUSALEM (JTA)—An amendment to the citizenship law authoriz-
ing the interior minister to grant Israeli citizenship in absentia to Jews
abroad who are physically prevented from coming to Israel passed its
first reading in the Knesset Wednesday. There was some opposition
from the pro-Moscow Rakah Communist faction which criticized the
measure as "interference in the affairs of another country." The Ortho-
dox Poale Agudat Israel objected on grounds that non-Jews who wanted
to leave Russia might try to pass themselves off as Jews to "hitch a ride."
Interior Minister Joseph Burg of the National Religious Party de-
fended the measure which he claimed was not directed against the
Soviet Union. "The Soviet Union is not mentioned even once in the text,"
he noted.
It is generally conceded here, however, that the amendment was
drafted primarily with Soviet Jews in mind. The present citizenship
law grants citizenship to every Jewish immigrant the moment he sets
foot in Israel. The amendment would make Israeli citizens of any Jew
abroad who wants to become an Israeli but is not permitted to leave
his country of origin. At present Jews seeking exit permits from Soviet
authorities must submit an invitation from relatives in Israel. Support-
ers of the amendment assume that if such Jews are recognized by Israel
as citizens they might find it easier to obtain visas.
The draft has been referred to committee and will be returned
to the Knesset plenary for second and third readings.

Thant Denies Rogers Plan Supersedes
Jarring's Task; Defines Role of U.S.

GENEVA (JTA)—United Nations Secretary General U Thant is try-
ing to dispel a growing impression that the peace mission of UN media-
l-or Dr. Gunnar V. Jarring may have been superseded by U.S. Secretary
of State William P. Rogers' current Middle East diplomacy.
Responding to reports that he and Jarring agreed at a meeting here
last week to suspend the Jarring mission at least temporarily until the
results of Rogers' present Mid East tour can be assessed, Thant said
the latest Rogers initiative was intended primarily to help Dr. Jarring
continue with his mission. He said the Swedish diplomat who is currently
back at his ambassadorial post in Moscow would return in mid-May.
,Thant stressed that Rogers' try for an interim arrangement was
exclusively an American initiative, although, he said, the U.S. govern'-
. ment has briefed him on it. He said that he had been "briefed fully"
by the American . UN Ambassador, George Bush, before he went to
' Geneva and that Rogers assured him personally when they met in Costa
Rica two weeks ago that "the efforts of the United States government
in bringing about agreement regarding the Suez Canal were directed
primarily to help Ambassador Jarring's efforts."

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Detroit's most spectacular drive in the history of the Jewish community's phil-
anthropic efforts ended with a genuine Victory Dinner Wednesday when it was an-
nounced to the gathered volunteer workers, at Cong. Bnai David, that the total to be
anticipated when the balance of the many hundreds of contributors will have been con-
tacted will reach the record sum of $13,372,000.
Campaign chairmen Meyer M. Fishman and Max Shaye were joined by their 350
volunteer co-workers at the dinner in acclaiming the results of the 1971 Allied Jewish
Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund.
The co-chairmen, Max M. Fisher, who was the principal speaker; William Avru-
nin, executive vice president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, and the division heads
who reported on results of solicitations, were unanimous in asserting that this was
a drive marked by great generosity and the enthusiasm of the 3,000 volunteer workers.
Describing Detroit's as a "mature and responsible community," the campaigners
paid honor to the thousands who are sharing in the serious duties in behalf of Israel
and in support of the local and national Jewish agencies.
With a total of $12,734,000 "already in the till" when all the reports were tallied
Wednesday night, Avrunin stated that a careful review of anticipated pledges yet to be
secured gave the assurance that. another $578,000 is certain to be secured, assuring a
total income in this year's drive of $13,372,000. Of this sum, he said, $9,270,000 is
certain to be allocated for Israel's needs—an amount three times as large as that given
for Israel in 1966. Avrunin called his analysis of anticipated income a "safe" one.
He praised the leadership of Fishman and Shaye. "They earned their leadership by
their tough assignments which they tackled with courage and for which our community
salutes them," he stated. He said that by working "a little longer" the volunteer workers
will achieve the goal he predicted.
Fisher devoted his address to an analysis of the political situation affecting
Israel, to the situation affecting Russian Jewry and to the urgency of giving priority
to Jewish educational needs in this country. He laid special emphasis on cultural
planning and on greater support for Jewish schools. He told of the seriousness of
the situation involving Russian Jewry and reported that the U.S. government views
the need to aid the oppressed Jews in Russia with all seriousness. A plan for extended
activities in defense of Jews in the USSR is now planned by the American Jewish
Conference on Soviet Jewry, Fisher stated.
Reviewing at length the situation involving U.S.-Israel relations, Fisher said there
was great confidence in the friendship of the United States for Israel. He pointed to
Secretary of State Rogers' achievement of the cease fire with Egypt as a great gain for
Israel and he expressed confidence in President Nixon's friendly attitude toward Israel
and his determination that Israel's strength should not be weakened in the struggle to
retain a balance of power that will assure the country's security.
Fishman, in a review of the experiences the chairmen had in directing the drive,
said they were determined not to permit anything to mar the urgency of the great effort
in behalf of Israel and the local needs and he said he and his co-workers were
"undeterred by the discouraging business outlook." He introduced his associates in
positions of leadership who exerted their energies for the success of the drive.
Shaye presided over the report session, during which many important experiences

(Continued on Page 6)

Zand's Plea for Emigration Gets Worldwide Support

Prof. Mikhail Zanct, whose efforts for
Jewish emigration rights have met with
imprisonment and harassment by Soviet
authorities, was the subject of an appeal by
Michigan Sen. Robert Griffin on the floor of
the Senate April 23. Griffin also has called
upon Secretary of State William Rogers to
intercede on Zand's behalf.
A colleague of University of Michigan
linguistics professor Herbert Paper, Zand
lost his professorship at the Institute for
Eastern Studies and subsequently has been
threatened with expulsion from Moscow
because he is unemployed and therefore
"unproductive."

After participating in a demonstration
at the offices of Prosecutor General Roman
A. Rudenko, Zand was jailed for 15 days,
during which he staged a two-week hunger
strike that left him totaly exhausted.

While imprisoned, Zand, 44, wrote the

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Inside prison walls
Sits a Jew waiting for a miracle.
To the land of milk and honey
How, by what means, -
To send her greetings?

Hebrew Union College, Bar-Ilan
University Honor Prof. Zand

in tribute not only to the Russian Jew's
scholarly contributions but also to his per-
LOS ANGELES (JTA)—Mikhail Zand of sonal courage in USSR Jewry's behalf.
Moscow, a Jewish scholar now seeking to
Zand, 44, was recently fired from his
emigrate to Israel, has been cited by the post as a staff member of the Institute
California School of the Hebrew Union Col- for Eastern Studies, a division of the
The walls are thick and heavy,
lege for his scholarly achievements in Jew-
Academy of Sciences of the USSR, after
The door is locked,
ish studies and his extraordinary courage
being denounced by fellow Russian educa-
The guards are many.
in speaking up for the rights of fellow Jews tors as a traitor and after serving 15 days
in the Soviet Union.
Who will send help?
in prison on a charge of hooliganism.
Meanwhile, Bar-Ilan University has Prior to that, he had been with the insti-
Help me, Lord of the Universe, My God!
A wonder, a wonder, a wonder
a warded a research fellowship in world tute for over a decade, gaining international
Perform for me
literature to Zand. Dr. Zand, whose spe- recognition in the fields of Jewish and Per-
cialty is Oriental, Arabic and Asian scholar- sian studies and literature.
ship, would study the relations between
Dr. Gottschalk added that Prof. Zand in
Who is like unto Thee?
.Hebrew literature and writings in other 1966 was a member of his country's delega-
Help me, my God!
languages, especially those of Asia.
tion to Teheran for the first International
So that from the prison my voice may
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, president of HUC. Congress of Iranists. It was there that his
reach said he hoped to present the citation to the scholarship won him a visiting professor-
To my Land, Your Land,
Russian scholar in the very near future. ship at University of California at Los An-
Greetings of peace to you
The Hebrew Union College's citation to geles for the academic year 1967-68, but
From a prison on alien soil to the Lam! Prof. Zand is the first of its kind, said he could not obtain an exit
visa.
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is being issued;: he. adoled*,'
(Related ,USSR stories onciParge 26) , • , •t,t,t

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