22—Friday, August 27, 1971
Tiff DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
activities in Society
A rehearsal dinner honoring the wedding party of H. Michael
Wall and Cynthia R. Shoss was held Saturday in. Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Hosting the dinner was the bridegroom's mother, Mrs. Kurt Wall of
Pencombe Pl., Flint. The bride-elect's parents are Dr. and Mrs. Milton
Shoss of Cape Girardeau. Out-of-town guests at the wedding Sunday
included the bridegroom's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Po-
dolsky, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bombel and Stuart, and Mrs. Ethel Leavitt,
all of Flint; and Ruth Podolsky of Detroit.
Rabbi Leon Fram, chairman of the rabbinical commission of the
Jewish Community Council, will be in New York Aug. 30-Sept. 2,
to attend a conference of presidents of boards of rabbis to be held
under auspices of the Board of Rabbis of New York. Among the themes
of the conference will be "The Crisis Facing American Jewry."
A dinner was given Aug. 11 for Dr. and Mrs. Leon A. Burg of
Everett Ave., Southfield by their children, in honor of their 25th
Gaza Strip Notables Ask Dayan to Halt
Resettlement; Tekoah Defends Action
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Notables
of Khan Yunis township in the
Gaza Strip have asked Defense
Minister Moshe Dayan to stop
the evacuation and resettlement
of refugees. Dayan indicated he
would comply with their request
if they agreed to provent terror-
The notables said they could
not, as "we don't know any ter-
rorists and we know nothing about
Dayan replied: "Was the direc-
tor of the Khan Yunis hospital,
Dr. Raja Tarraz, who was severe-
ly injured by a terrorist grenade,
hit by a stick?"
With that, Dayan left Khan
Yunis to visit the Raffah camp,
the largest refugee site, where the
authorities have started razing
houses and building a new security
There are 40,000 refugees in
the Raffah camp, and security
circles say they include a con-
siderable concentration of terror-
A long-sought terrorist was killed
Aug. 19 in the northern section of
the Gaza Strip. Two guns, a Rus-
sian rifle and five grenades, were
found on his body.
An Israeli soldier was injured
by shots fired by a terrorist dur-
ing a search for terrorists in the
Jebaliyah camp. .
At the United Nations, Yosef
S of 12 mop
Tekoah, Israel's ambassador
to the United Nations, in a letter
to Secretary General U Thant,
stated that Israel's evacuation
and transfer of Arab refugees in
the Gaza Strip has been under-
taken with "all possible safe-
guards" to "avoid undue hard-
ship to inhabitants of the houses
In his letter, Tekoah stated:
"No demolition takes place unless
alternative housing, of at least
equal standard, is provided to the
occupants of the house. In most
instances the new accommodations
are of a higher standard."
Tekoah noted that the evacua-
tions and transfers are aimed to
assure the security and welfare
of the Gaza Strip area and its in-
habitants. He stated that Egypt
and other Arab states "have in-
stigated and supported a campaign
of indiscriminate terror in the
Gaza area. The main victims of
this campaign have been local
Arab inhabitants." Since June
1967, Arab terror organizations
have killed 219 Arab residents of
the Gaza area, including 51 wom-
en and 29 children, and wounded
1,314 local Arab inhabitants, in-
cluding 118 women and 239 chil-
dren, Tekoah stated.
"These acts are aimed at spread-
ing violence and insecurity amidst
the local Arab population so as
to prevent improvement in its
situation and to keep it in the
condition of misery and conges-
tion during Egyptian occupation,"
Tekoah, criticizing Egypt's For-
eign Minister Mahmoud Raid for
his adverse comments on Israel's
efforts in the Gaza area, declared:
"The world remembers how well
the Egyptian authorities demolish-
ed hundreds of Gaza houses not
for the purpose of peace and se-
curity, but in the name of war
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Rep. Koch Condemns State Dept. for Stand on USSR Jews
NEW - YORK (JTA)—Rep. Ed-
ward I. Koch said he was "in-
censed" at the State Department's
decision not to support his bill for
30,000 emergency visas for Soviet
Jews. He was especially angry,
he told the JTA, at the comment
in a letter to him from David M.
Abshire, assistant secretary of
state for congressional relations,
that the department was "reluctant
to single out one Soviet minority,
in spite of its special problems,
as the subject of such a request."
The Koch bill has 118 co-spon-
sors in the House of Representa-
tives; a similar bill in the Senate,
introduced by Senators Birch
Bayh, Democrat of Indiana, and
Clifford P. Case, Republican of
New Jersey, has 35 co-sponsors.
The total of 156 sponsors repre-
sents 29 per cent of Congress.
Abshire sent a similar letter to
Rep. Emanuel Celler, Democrat
of New York. Koch said the State
Department position "shocks me."
He called the "wait-and-see" atti-
tude "cavalier" and the "most
offensive attitude" taken by the
department in his political experi-
ence. Koch said the position indi-
cates the department does not
want to "antagonize the Soviet
Unon on other matters," an allu-
sion to current negotiations on
Vietnam, Berlin, the Middle East
and nuclear weapons, and the is-
sue of China. "They really don't
give a damn about the Jews,"
who, he said, were "on the block"
in the Soviet Union.
Regarding Abshire's contention
that the legislation was unneces-
sary because the attorney general
has parole authority to let in in-
creased numbers of refugees, Koch
remarked: "I don't know if the
attorney general will in fact do it"
for Soviet Jews as he has been
doing for Cubans and as was done
after the Hungarian revoluton of
1956. On the other hand, Koch as-
serted, if Congress approves emer-
gency visas it will see to it that
Soviet Jews are aided.
The State Department policy in
this issue, Koch said, reminded
' him of 1940, when Jews escaping
,Nazi Germany sought refuge in
the U.S. "and the State Depart-
ment turned them away." But al-
though "it is so outrageous what
they are doing," he said, he will
continue to work for passage of
In a formal statement issued
later, Koch added: "This country
must make it absolutely clear that
we are willing to accept any Soviet
Jews who might wish to come
here. Special harassment to which
Jews are subject requires special
attendtion at this time—a stated
policy which recognizes this pre-
sents an open invitation and a
challenge to the Soviet Union to
grant Jews their freedom to emi-
grate. Furthermore, our position
should be an example to other
countries as well as a force of
Koch noted that the 10,200 condi-
tional emergency visas available
annually have been oversubscribed
in recent years.
Rabbi Abraham Gross, presi-
dent of the Rabbinical Alliance
of America has advised the State
Department that the Orthodox
organization is "astoundedly
shocked and incensed" at the
department's opposition to con-
gressional bills urging 30,000
emergency visas for Soviet Jews.
"Our membries are fresh of the
Breckinridge Long era and catas-
trophic failure to rescue our
brethren," Rabbi Gross said in his
telegram, referring to the assist-
ant secretary of state who in the
early 1940s opposed relaxation of
immigration quotas to aid Jews
escaping Nazi Germany. Refer-
ring to special State Department
action to help Hungarian refugees
in the late 1950s and Cuban refu-
gees during the Castro era, Rabbi
Gross asked the department:
"Shall it be Cubans, yes, Hungar-
ians yes, and Jews, no?"
Rabbi Gross concluded: "We
urge our democratic principles
and humanitarian interests to be
extended to our Jewish brethren
in the Soviet Union, granting them
freedom to emigrate and a haven
from oppression in permitting
them immediate entry to our
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Students Disinterested in
Middle East Situation
NEW YORK (JTA)—American
college students care only negli-
gibly, if at all, about the situation
in the Middle East, according to
a survey in the September issue
of Playboy. The magazine polled
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East was not mentioned anywhere
in the article.
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