THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
—FridtryTttecember 3, 19 -71
Agudath Israel Warns Federations: Attach No Strings to Day School Aid
ATLANTIC CITY (JTA) — A world about the "true meaning of Rabbi Moshe Sherer, executive parts of the United States.
warning to Jewish federations and J e wish identification" will be president of Agudath Israel lauded
Rabbi Berson said he was ad-
welfare funds not to "attempt to launched by task forces of Jewish Mr. Nixon for "establishing a dressing himself particularly to
purchase control over the educa- scholars.
special department for the nonpub- those agencies in Jewish life which
tional program of Jewish day
The convention also sent a mes- lic schools in the U.S. Office of have been strongest in their opposi-
schools," was issued at the 49th sage of encouragement to Russian Education, which represents a ma- tion to government aid to religious
national convention of Agudath Jews: "You are not alone. The jor step in recognition of the non- schools. He said " you cannot have
Israel of America.
Guardian of Israel watches you and public school by the feder,al govern- your cake and eat it too. Either
A manifesto adopted unanimous- protects you. Our hearts beat as ment." you must rise to the funds for re-
ly expressed "appreciation for the one for you and with you till your
IN LAKEWOOD, N.J., Rabbi ligious Jewish education or you
new awareness of the central Jew- freedom is assured to live fully as Bernard L. Berzon, president of the must cease your opposition when
ish fund-raising agencies to the Jews."
fiscal needs of the Jewish day
The convention is the first Jew-
ish gathering covered by the Voice
However, it expressed "grave of America since its recently an-
concern" over the increasingly ex- nounced new series of Russian-
pressed demand by non-Orthodox language broadcasts to Soviet
Jewish leaders that the federa- Jewry.
A reslution calling upon the
tions must oversee the content of
the curricula of the schools to be Nixon adminstration to grant tax
funded. credits to parents of children at-
The 1,500 delegates at the con. tending nonpublic schools was ad-
opted by acclamation at the con-
fab declared that "Jewish edu-
cation is not for sale to the high- vention.
est bidder, and despite their pre-
carious financial condition, the
Jewish day schools . Will insist
that funding from Jewish federa-
tions will be channeled without
any attached control strings."
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Sir Alec and Eban conferred for
two hours Monday.
Informed sources said that Sir
Alec made no commitments as to
Britain's position and vote should
the Mid East debate result in a
balloting of some kind. But he
agreed with his Israeli counterpart
that there should be no tampering
wilts the Security Council's Nov.
22,1967, resolution which all parties
ac"ept as the framework for a
Middle East peace settlement.
Eban reportedly maintained that
a new outbreak of war in the Mid-
dle East was possible but not un-
avoidable and that Israel had no
French position, which places less
emphasis on Israel's security than
on its withdrawal from the occu-
pied Arab territories.
Sir Alec and Eban spoke from
the same platform Tuesday night
at the 23rd annual dinner of the
Anglo-Israel Association, They
agreed that bilateral relations be-
tween Britain and Israel were
very satisfactory. They also pro-
claimed the same basic goal of
peace in the Middle East.
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declared "We stand
with Israel when she claims the
right to security." He observed
that "peace in the Middle East
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that "the arrangements that pre-
There apparently was no change veiled
before 1967 could not be re-
in the positions of either country
since Eban and Sir Alec met at the lied upon any longer.
The foreign secretary observed
UN in New York last month.
that "in the final analysis peace
Israeli suspicions persist that Sir must spring from the heart. Dia-
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curity Council's Resolution 242
"must be respected and positively
used. To discard it or to tamper
with it would be a retrograde
step," he said, adding "we will
work for a positive outcome of the
debate at the General Assembly.
Eban met with Prime Minister
Edward Heath for 35 minutes Tues-
day at No. 10 Downing St. It was
announced that Sir Alec would visit
Israel next month.
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ring mission. An official visit to could be protected in three ways:
By a peace agreement; by defin-
Israel by Sir Alec was reportedly
i permanent boundaries; and by
one of the topics discussed, and ing
the British foreign secretary was a physical arrangement in which
understood to have agreed to the Britain would be prepared to play
idea in principle. her part." He agreed with Israel
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"can only offer our honest advice
Eban declared that whenever the
situation in the Middle East shows *
signs of a change toward dialogue.
"I can assure you that Israel *:
will be versatile and inventive in
her search for peace."
Sir Alec said Israel's security
objections to renewal of the Jar-
some of these schools will be for-
ced to turn to government for funds
for funding even if against our will.
This indeed will be disastrous."
No Tampering With Resolution 242
on M.E., Sir Alec Douglas-Home Insists
LONDON (JTA) — British For-
The Orthodox gathering also an-
nounced that an international eign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-
indicated to Foreign Minis-
"crash program" to educate the
Jewish community throughout the ter Abba Eban of Israel Monday
that he did not favor further dis-
cussion or reinterpretation of reso-
lution 242 by the United Nations
General Assembly, which opened
its Middle East debate in New
Rabbinical Council of America,
called on the Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare Funds to
allocate $100,000,000 to Jewish edu-
cation of all types from the $500,-
000,000 fund-raising goal set at the
CJF 40th general assembly in
Pittsburgh earlier this month.
The head of the Othodox rebbin-
ical body made his proposal at a
special Conference of Jewish Edu-
cation here attended by 300 rabbis
and Jewish educators from many
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