Allied Drive Reaches
$13,020,423 Sum From
Voice in 1903
For Our Time
Vol. LIX. No. 17
The 1971 Allied Jewish Campaign — Israel Emergency Fund has passed the $13,000,000
mark as pledges continue to come in, Meyer M. Fishman and Max M. Shaye, chairmen, reported
A total of 1,500 gifts have been made since the campaign victory dinner in early May,
the chairmen stated, bringing the campaign total to $13,020,423 from 24,018 pledges.
Workers will continue to solicit until every prospect has had a full opportunity to make
a 1971 pledge, according to chairmen Fishmen and Shaye. "If a solicitor has not contacted you,
call the Jewish Welfare Federation, WO 5-3939, and volunteer your pledge NOW," they urged.
A certificate of appreciation from the campaign leadership is being presented to the High
School and Mehina department of the United Hebrew Schools for their outstanding gift to this
year's drive. Last year's student gifts of $82 were raised to $731 this year.
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JTA Sets Up Bureaus
in Europe, M. E. to
Assure Vast Coverage
BY EDWIN EYTAN
Chief of JTA European Bureau
PARIS — Assuming an international character, the first
Jewish Telegraphic Agency European Conference July 3-5
emerged as an historic event, resulting in formation of JTA
European and Middle Eastern bureaus.
Staffs from several countries participated, with Robert
Arnow of New York, JTA president, and Raymond Epstein
of Chicago, chairman of the JTA committee on overseas opera-
tions, presiding. Reorganization and expansion was effected
by enrollment of staffs to cover several countries that have
not been represented before.
Many European leaders played important roles at the con-
ference, hosted, by Fond Social Juif Unifie. Jack Siegel, as
executive vice president of JTA, was the organizing official.
Arnow stressed in his opening remarks the important
role which JTA can play as "an objective and balanced
news agency" which has a "basic role to fill in the Jewish
Arnow stressed that JTA is in no way whatsoever the voice
of Israel. He described the JTA as "a free agent who must
act according to its own conscience, make its own decisions
and bear the responsibility for any blunders which it commits".
The JTA president 'announced that the European bureau in
Paris, which will be headed by Edwin Eytan, and the Mid
Eastern bureau in Jerusalem, headed by Amos Ben Vered, will
start operating within the next fortnight.
He noted that JTA does not intend to compete with other
news media on major breaking stories but can usefully serve
non-Jewish and. Jewish publications and the Jewish people
throughout the world by reporting on communal activities
and problems of the Jewish people.
The JTA president also noted that the JTA news service
goes to such diverse elements as the various world govern-
ments and even to subscribers in Arab countries. Arnow said
that not only is JTA fully independent and antonomous "but
sometimes we are even critical of official Israeli positions."
The president of the French Senate's foreign affairs and
defense committee, Andre Monteil, stressed objectivity as
JTA's first quality. He said that objectivity is not incompatible
with sentimental belonging but stressed that JTA has to con-
tinue on its present path as "a precise and highly exact in-
Monteil expressed satisfaction at the fact that JTA had
chosen Paris as the headquarters for its European Bureau.
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July 9, 1971
to Jerusalem's Churches
for 21847 War Damages
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel has paid $1,200,000 to 17 Christian institutions in Jeru-
salem for damage inflicted between 1948 and 1967. due to wars initiated by Jordan, Foreign
Minister Abba Eban reported in the Knesset.
Eban also disclosed that the Christian population declined by 20,000 through emigration
during the 19 years of Jordanian occupation of East Jerusalem, a movement that has halted
since Israeli forces captured the city in 1967.
Emil provided a lengthy report on the holy places and the status of the Christian com-
munities in Jerusalem in reply to a question from the floor which he was apparently anticipat-
He recalled that on June 27, 1967, the Knesset passed a law for the protection of
_holy places and the premier declared the shrines of all faiths open to all who wish to pray,
In accordance with Israeli policy, Eban noted, the shrines of each faith are control-
led by the religious authorities of that faith.
The foreign minister noted that the Jerusalem municipality has provided Christian
churches and institutions with financial and technical aid for the furtherance of spiritual,
artistic and cultural undertakings and to encourage efficient maintenance.
Among the institutions which have received such support are the Church of the Armen-
ian Patriarchate, St. Pierre en Gallicantu; the Soeurs de Sion, Ecce Homo Convent; the
Franciscan Order; the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate; the Soeurs Blances; the Knights of Malta;
the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Beit Jalla; Notre Dame de Sion and the Monestery of
St. John at Ein Kerem; the Catholic Church and Community Centeri at Beit Hanna; and the
American Institute for Holy Land Studies.
Eban reported that the world's first Roman Catholic Institute for Ecumenical Stu-
dies is now rising on a hill near Jerusalem, a project inspired by Father Hesburgh, president
of Notre Dame 'University at South Bend, Ind. Prof. Charles Moeller, of the University of
Louvaine, Belgium, will head the institution.
Construction of a Greek Orthodox church near the Old walls, which stood unfinished
for many years under the Jordanian occupation, is now being completed.
The sum Of $175,000 has been allocated for the rehabilitation of the Rockefeller
Christian churches are not subject to taxation and are exempt from customs duties and
sales tax. The right of every religious community to maintain its own schools and to determine
their curricula is also guaranteed and honored, Eban said.
Day School Backers Reel From High Court
- hiaid Decision; AJCongress Plans Suits
NEW YORK (JTA)—The U. S. Supreme Court's decision barring state aid
to private schools will be the basis of suits to bait such aid in six states which the
American Jewish Congress and the American Civil Liberties Union announced they
Attorneys for the two groups said suits would be filed in Illinois, Maryland,
Minnesota, New York, Ohio and Vermont challenging recently enacted purchase-
of-service programs, voucher plans, tax credit and teacher salary supplements.
Leo Pfeffer, special counsel of the AJCongress, and ACLU legal director
Melvin Wulf, contended that no form of 'aid to elementary and secondary private
- schools beyond textbook and busing was permissable under the opinion handed
'dovvn by the court.
° The National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs (COLPA) accused
the AJC Tuesday of seeking to administer "the coup de grace to the day school move-
ment following the body blow delivered by the Supreme Court last week."
The Religious Zionists of America, meeting here, urged "federal and state
agencies to find the necessary legal and constitutional instruments for providing
massive aid to the parochial school system" in the aftermath of the Supreme Court
Dr. Bernard A. Poupko, RZA president, authorized Dr. Bernard Bergman,
president of its national Torah education council, to "meet with government and
state officials in an effort to devise a program of political action to reverse the
deleterious effects of the Supreme Court decision."
Dr. Poupko said such action would be taken "before embarking upon a nation-
wide campaign, in conjunction with other religious bodies, to enlist massive public
support for a correction of this injustice."
Review of Jewish News
in the UN
U.S. Justice Dept. Admits Wiretapping
of JDL Goes On Despite Legal Issue
NEW YORK (JTA) The Federal Bureau of Investigation is still wiretapping
the Jewish Defense League despite the possibility of overhearing lawyer-client
conversations and the attendant legal problems, the Justice Department disclosed
The Justice Department attorney told U. S. District Court Judge Jack Weinstein
that the FBI has been listening in and recording conversations on the six telephone
lines coming into the Jewish Defense League switchboard in New York from Oct..
1, 1970, until Oct. 31, 1970, and then since January 1971.
The surveillance continued even past the May 12 indictment of 13 JDL members .
on gun conspiracy charges although there were lawyer-client conversations on the
The Justice Department told the judge in response to his expression of concern
lest the lawyer-client privileges be compromised it "felt reasonably confident" that
agents were careful not to record lawyer-client conversations after May 13.
However, the logs so far given to the defense counsel include conversations
between lawyers and clients, it was . revealed in court, and no logs from before Oct.
5 or after May 12, 1971, were given to the defendants.
The defense counsel asked the judge for all original recordings as well as logs
of conversations of other parties overheard on the JDL telephone lines. Judge Weinstein
ordered the government to give the defense counsel access to all logs after May 12.
The attorneys for the Justice Department said they had to consult with the attorney
general before they could turn over any records beyond what they already had..
The Justice Department said it had turned over those logS despite the precedent
against doing so "to remove any impediment to the prosecution of the Jewish