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October 22, 1971 - Image 37

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-10-22

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JERUSALEM — Mention a prob
lem anywhere, in the, United States:
in the most progressive countries
in Western' 'Europe, iii the wirder-
nesses-of Africa or behind the Iron
Curtain — and it will be matched
in Israel. If there is a housing
shortage anywhere, it is greater
in Israel. If there is a threat from
saber-rattling enemies, it has its
equivalent here. If there is a popu-
lation problem — where else does
a country as small as Israel wel-
come, under dire conditions, more
than 50,000 newcomers .a year?
What's, more — in this little land,
while Welcoming emigrants frum
Russia, there is the confrontation
with the very people who are of-
fered asylum because they want
housing not in newly-developed
areas but in Bat Yam, Tel Aviv.
Bait veGan or wherever there is
the most progress and where hous-
ing is really at a premium.
Yet, activities are so extensive,
construction of homes, schools, in-
dustrial plants proceed at such a
rapid pace, that one wonders
whether the outside world realizes
that this is an embattled country
only on certain borders. War is
in the headlines, but the urge to
build and to assure a good life is
in the hearts of men, even if their
paths are strewn with obstacles.
Those who were at Bait veGan
a year ago won't recognize it.
Holon is no longer a sand dune.
Bat Yam is cherished as a resi-
dential area. The Russian Jews I
would like apartments there and
the availability of new homes
there is nil. So—there is. prog-
ress tinged with problems.
Wherever you turn, Arabs are
on construction jobs. There is no
unemployment and wages are high
for many Arabs who were under-
paid before June 19E37 under rule
of their kinsmen. Yet, while they

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their reactions toward Israel
and Israelis are 'under suspicion.
How can one expect the Moslem
to become an -Israeli patriot, when
his economic condition 'has been
elevated to the highest degree!

Of course, there are the black
panthers, and one hears as much
criticism of the government froth
old settlers. Often there is the
challenge: new settlers get good
apartments and . we. third genera-
tion citizens, with families that
number eight, nine and 10 chil-
dren, must live in the two-room
apartMents. Why - doesn't the
government assist us, too?
Pity the administration! It must
welcome newcomers, no matter
how large the numbers, regardless
Cf where they come from, and at
the same time face the attacks
of the sabras and the older settlers!
But in Israel, as in life itself,
time solves problems and even un-
der most difficult conditions there
is no haplessness here.

There are the Blacks. Some 200
Negroes who left the United States,
could not get along in the black
land of Liberia. They have taken
up residence in Israel—at Dimona
—and causing trouble. There is
such injustice in this experience!
For the first time Israel may be
compelled to expell some settlers.
They could have had homes,
jobs, friendship. They had it for
a time. But-_they must have been
instigated by troublemakers to
consider themselves the only gen-
uine "Israelites." All others are
interlopers. Some spoke about "this
Jew business." So--Israel needed
another problem—and got it full
measure. It won't be solved quick-
ly, but it surely will be solved.
a a *
A major problem is related to
tourism. The planes are jammed,
the hotels are full — there isn't
an extra hotel room and reserva-
tions must be made for accommo-
dations in Israel many months
So — -construction was begun
on new hotels. They'll pop up very
soon. Meanwhile, . some 500,000
tourists will have been in Israel
this year.
a a a
Among the personalities who
are most helpful and who have
gained the affections of visitors
from abroad, especially those
from the United States, there
stands out the friendly Chaim
Vinitsky. For 37 years a member
of the staff of the Jewish Agency,
Vinitsky has the record of hav-
ing been an adviser on Israel
affairs to many thousands. Few
men have the respect of heads of

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esteem. To American Jewish
leaders visting Israel, the name
Chaim Vinitsky is equated with
the highest form of hospitality:


There is much - to be learned
from Israel and Israelis. We
looked for the grave of the recently
deceased Yosef Schub of Chicago.
Rabbi Osher Tenenboim happened
to be nearby at Har Hamenuba-
on the outskirts of Jerusalem. He
ran up and down the many rows
of graves and located the one we
searched for. We asked for an El
Mole. He would not make it with-
out a minyan. He offered to gather
one, but it was quite late. He
vanished, We left a gift. He re-
turned the money the next morn-
ing with a message: "Mitzvot lo
lambira"— mitzvot are not for sale!
The offering went to a house of
worship and the message left by
the saintly young rabbi left its

The Jewish National Fund office
in Tel Aviv received an interest-
ing call from the U. S. embassy,
requesting the names of those who
endowed pylons that encircle the
Kennedy Memorial in the Judean
Hills in the vicinity of Jerusalem.
It may point to an interest in the
project among the Kennedys and
the aftermath will be worth watch-
* * •
Cleveland's Jewish National
Fund women's division has an in-
teresting project. It has a Garden
Club. Some 60 members of the
group were in Israel for a week
to plant end dedicate the gardens.
The project is gaining momentum.
In 16 months, 380 gardens were
planted. The enthusiasm of the
group was in evidence when pio-
neer JNF workers gathered in
Jerusalem for the project.


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The impressive Israeli functions
keep arousing the wonderment of
guests, even those who return for
visits yearly. That's Israel's glory ■
in spite of its defensive needs.


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new term, but it serves social
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There are many students in
Israel's universities from foreign
countries. Now it is planned to pro-
vide facilities for 50,000 more for- •
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enthusiastic over the sport which
has enlisted numerous participants.
Last week, the 24-year-old Chicago
cage star, the Negro Ron Dunlap,
arrived in Tel Aviv to join the
Maccabi team. A University of
Illinois graduate who starred for
the Chicago Bulls of the NBA East-
ern League, Dunlap hopes to over-
come:obstacles, because he is an
American, to be able to play with
the Israel team.
Milton Jacoby of the JNF, who
roomed with him at the Park Hotel
in Tel Aviv, reports that Dunlap
hopes to sign up for seven months.
Dunlap is enthusiastic and the
Israelis are welcoming hini as
team member who can guide and
inspire teammates,

Talk a b
t the novelties in
Israel! There were 20,000 at the
"Sussiada" rodeo show in Tel 'Aviv'
watching the" horse carnivaL IM--
agine: in a state of war, yet con=
ducting a rodeo!

There are heartening indicatio


TEL'AVIYAJTAI,- Israel plans
DetroiterS who are :interested -in to establish at least four paratitili-
Baralan, ;'American 'College' in tary settlements in the - . Ceatral
Jerusalem and numerous . other Cara Strip, -it ,".was learned .from
projects will, find great satisfac- reliable* sources..
tion in the evidenee of triumph' for 'Aecording to - the information,
the cultural aspects of Israel's ma- areas - have been selected between
jor institutions. The American Col- Gaza and Khan Yunis for "four
lege, struggling in its introductory settlements; the first of which will
planning, is gaining ground. A new be established within two weeks.
dormitory, Osnproved facilities, an
They will:be .of the Nahid type—
able faculty all point to the part inilitiryc and part agricultural
school's reaching its goal as a —inhabited by soldiers who have
great-American school in the Mid; been trained for agricultUralwark.
dle East.
At present there is only one
Jewish .settlement 'in the Gaza
Larry Stern; who resigned in
Strip, Baal Daroin, which was
May as youth director of Shaarey
established on the site of a settle-
Zedek in Detroit, has an import-
Merit of the tame name destroy-
ant post in American College's
ed by the Egyptian Army in
administration. Students are en-
1948. -
rolling from Michigan, and there
It also was learned that the
are hopeful signs that the school
kibuts movement 'plans to set up
is on the road to success.
new kitiatzim the occupied
From the Greater Detroit area,
students who have already en- areas and along the borders. Two
rolled in American college are are pltnned in • the Gaza Strip,

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