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December 17, 1971 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-12-17

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Two-Year Course
in Hebrew Planned
at Oak Park High

The Oak Park Board of Education has approved the introduction of a two-year course in Hebrew
for students at Oak Park High School beginning next September.
The board voted for the accredited course at a meeting Dec. 6, following protracted discussion
by the board and interested commmunity leaders. Support for such studies was expressed in a Jew-
ish News editorial Nov, 5,. and several groups, including the Hebrew Action League, promoted in-
troduction of Hebrew into the public school curriculum.
A teacher and course materials have not been selected as yet, but the demand for Hebrew will
be determined in early registration during February. A minimum of 20 students must register if
the course is to be offered.

JEWISH NEWS

DMsive
Schemes Harm
Israel and
Zionism

Deplorable Acts
by Extremists
Commentary
Page 2

VOL LX, No. 14 eaFf••

Review of Jewish News

Michigan Weekly

Hanuka

Greetings

to Jewish

Communities

Everywhere

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

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Per Year; This Issue 25r December 17, 1971

Israel May Seek Peace Source
Outside UN After Negative Vote

UNITED NATIONS (JTA)—The General As-
sembly -Monday passed a resolution strongly in
favor of the Egyptian position in the Middle East.
In approving the 21-power draft introduced by
Afghanistan and 20 other nations, the assembly
noted "With appreciation Egypt's positive reply"
to Ambassador Gunnar Jarring's Feb. 8 aide-
memoire and called on Israel to "respond favor-
ably" to it, and called for reactivation of the
Jarring mission "as envisaged" in that memoran-
dum. The vote was 79-7, with 36 absentions
Israel voted no. The U. S. abstained, contending
that while it supported some aspects of the reso-
lution it preferred to concentrate on an interim
Suez Canal agreement. All other measures before
the assembly were defeated.
The adopted resolution also described as
"inadmissible" the acquisition of territory by
force, called for "withdrawal of Israeli armed
forces from territories occupied in the recent con-
flict," endorsed "secured and recognized boun-
daries," the termination of belligerency and
sovereignty of all states in the area, and express-

ed "full support" of Jarring's attempts to "fulfill"
Resolution 242, which called on the parties to give
"full cooperation" on achieving freedom of navi-
gation, "a just settlement of the refugee prob-
lem" and the territorial inviolability and political
independence of all states in the area.
The reference to freedom of navigation did
not include the phrase "all ships."
The adoption of the resolution represents a
recommendation by the assembly.
JERUSALEM (JTA)—A solution of the Mid-
dle - East conflict will have to be sought in the
future outside the framework of United Nations
institutions, Israeli circles said Tuesday in the
wake of Monday night's 79-7 vote in the General

Jackson Amendment Defeated

The Jackson Amendment providing military credits
for Israel was defeated in the House of Representatives
Wednesday, 291-39. Israel's supporters still believe the
5500,000,000 credit fund is available in the continuing
resolution for foreign aid. (Detailed story on Page 3)

Assembly in favor of an Egyptian-inspired resolu-
tion calling for Israeli withdrawal to the pre-June

1967 boundaries. Israelis were clearly embittered
by the vote, which they described as a distortion
of the Security Council's Resolution 242 of Nov.
22, 1967. They seemed to pin their hopes for
breaking the deadlock on American initiatives
for an interim agreement between Israel and
Egypt to reopen the Suez Canal.
Sources here said the government was still
waiting for clarification from the U. S. on the
terms,of such an agreement. What Israel wants
is an American undertaking not to insist that
Israel permit Egyptian forces to cross the canal
in the event of an Israeli pullback.
According to the Israelis, Dr. Jarring's man-
date from die Security Council required him to
promote an agreement between the two sides, not
to make proposals of his own. In the Israeli view,
Dr. Jarring's memo was out of order, and he is
directly responsible for the present impasse in
negotiations.

(Related Story on Pages 5 and 6)

U.S.-Israel Amity Reported at High Peak Resulting From
Mteir-Visit; Increased Goals Assumed for UJA '72 Campaign

By Jewish News Special Correspondent at UJA Conference

Zuckerman Assumes National UJA Leadership

Golds Confirms Nixon Friendship;
Vast Needs Outlined at Conference

NEW YORK—Detroit was in the limelight here over the weekend at the na-
tional conference of the United Jewish Appeal, with Paul Zuckerman assuming the
general chairmanship.
At the same time, Zuckerman gained two other top positions in Jewish ranks—
NEW YORK—With Golds Meir as the messenger of good tidings about continu-
ing friendly relations between Israel and the United States, and responsible spokesmen
as a member of the Jewish Agency Executive, of which Detroiter Max M. Fisher
is world chairman, and by being elected to the board of directors of the United Is-
for overseas agencies outlining the increasing needs and obligations, the 1972 United
Jewish Appeal commenced last weekend, at the annual national conference in the
rael Appeal.
New York Hilton Hotel, with an evident determination that American Jewry is
Because of the role he holds as chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive,
to reach new heights in generosity.
Fisher retired from the UIA chairmanship and was succeeded by Melvin Dubinsky
There was a serious mood of concern in response to the problems that were
of St. Louis. He was re-elected a member of to UlA board, and for the first time
reviewed.
At the same time, the inspiration that was brought to nearly 4,000 at the
two Detroiters serve on that important national board of, directors. In his roles in
concluding conference banquet on Saturday
the UlA and the Jewish Agency and as presi-
night by the Israel prime minister served
dent of the Council of Jewish Federations and
to
strengthen the dedication to the great needs
Walfare Funds, Fisher retains the top position
that have arisen in Israel demanding support
in Jewish - leadership.
on an unprecedented scale.
Zuckerman's nomination for the general
Mrs. Meir's notable address was in large
chairmanship of the UJA was placed before
measure a challenge to the. civilized world not
the gathering of nearly 4,000, at the UJA
to deny Israel the right of existence. It was
conference banquet Saturday night at. the
an indirect criticism of the cliques that domi-
New York Hilton, by Fisher, who took occa-
nate in the United Nations in an effort
sion to commend Zuckerman for his dedi-
to destroy Israel. The prime minister ac-
cated labors in Jewish ranks and in Detroit.
knowledged American Jewry's great role in
He introduced him as a longtime co-worker,
Israel's behalf. Primarily, her speech of some
as "friend and neighbor."
45 minutes, delivered without advance text
Accepting the UJA general chairmanship
and without resort to notes, made it clear
at the dosing dinner of the conference,
that the American-Israel friendship is not a
Zuckerman said that his goal w as: "To
mirage but a reality, that there is an amicablt-
mobilize all of the strength and resources
relationship with the White House and that
of the American Jewish community to keep
Change of guard in the United Israel Appeal takes place at
the State Department had received he on
our promise to the people of Israel and Jews
the annual meeting - in New York last Thursday when Melvin
a very friendly basis.
all over the world. We shall keep the promise
Dubinsky was elected to the chairmanship to succeed Max M.
The Great Lady—as Americas. Jewry ,
of a haven in Israel for all' those who seek
Fisher, and Paul Zuckerman was named to the national UlA board
views her—displayed a sense of hunvri• in her
freedom from oppression, freedom to live as
opening remarks. "What am I doing here?"
of directors. From left are Gottlieb Hammer, executive vice chair-
Jews among Jews." In his address of ac-
she posed a question, and then she said: "I
man of UIA, who submitted report on attainments of UlA and
ceptance, Zuckerman said:
(Continued on Page 52
conditions in Israel; Dubinsky; Zuckerman; and Fisher.
(Continued on Page 52)

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