tfaff - of Last Year's AJCampaign Total Subscribed
The struggle for peace in the Middle
East is important, but the struggle for sur- as a homeland can "eliminate the phenome- that you continue to share with us as part-
non of the wandering Jew which has existed ners as you have done in the past."
vival of the state of Israel and its people is for
Chairman Frankel predicted that this
even more important, Israel Ambassador
"The Jewish independent state is a home- year would see the largest drive in Detroit
Itzhak Rabin said in Detroit Monday.
land where every Jew can Bad refuge," he Jewish community history.
In reap on s e to Ambassador Rabin, stated. "The skill,
Detroiter Paul Zuckerman, national gen-
pledges from the audience of 140 men at nem ot tbe people determisailaa
of Israel to share with eral chairman of the United Jewish Appeal,
the PaceSetters meeting of the 1972 Allied all Jews in need of a new home has
marked who introduced Ambassador Rabin, cited
Jewish CamPaign-Iwael Emergency Fund it as unique in the annals of history."
facts that he had garnered during his trip
in the Town and Country Club pushed the
He praised the United States for its as- to Israel last week, showing that the coun-
campaign total to $7,170,000, a 20 per cent
could expect a much greater increase
increase over the total raised by the same sistance in helping maintain Israel's mili- in immigration than it had originally
tary strength by allowing Israel to buy
men last year.
planned. To effect the absorption and
arms in this country.
Samuel Frankel, chairman of the cam-
care of the additional thousands of immi-
"We in Israel are ready to meet the grants, especially those families who have
paign, reported that the same men gave
challenge in the struggle for peace, the
$5,850,000 In the 1971 drive.
struggle for survival and the continuation recently begun arriving in large numbers
Gen. Rabin said the existence of Israel of our nation's development. All we ask is from the Soviet Union, will call for addi-
tional funds, he stated.
and the JPS --
Paul Handleman, co-chairman with Rich-
ard Sloan, of the campaign, said that "we
must provide more than just survival," as
he called for increases in giving from the
entire Detroit community.
He emphasized Detroit's national reputa-
tion for philanthropy and urged no slacken-
ing in the community's attention to its own
Jewish needs, even as it fulfills its obliga-
tions and commitment to worldwide Jewry.
William St. Davidson and Milton J. Miller
are associate c h a i r m e n. Pre-campaign
chairmen are Irving Seligman and Daniel
M. Honigman, and the pre-campaign vice-
chairmen are Paul Borman, Avers L. Cohn,
Merle Harris and George M. Zeltzer.
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gress Off to a Stormy Start,
Both Within, Outside Chambers
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Zionist Organization Executive Chairman
Louis A. Pincus formally opened the 28th World Zionist Congress Tuesday
night at the Jerusalem concert hall as police forcibly dispersed a crowd
of more than 400 Black Panthers, New Left adherents, members of the
Jewish Defense League and others who had gathered to demonstrate.
The police employed water cannons, clubs and horseback charges
in what some observers described as an excessive display of force against
people who seemed to be doing nothing more than milling around.
Thirty-four persons were arrested outside the hall, among them
David Mandel, Mariam-delegate to the Zionist Congress from New York.
Another American, David Debeer, former national secretary of the
Socialist Zionist youth movement, Dror, suffered a broken elbow in
Hours before the congress opened, police made two apparent re-
ventive arrests. They picked up Black Panther leaders Saadya Marciano
and Chirlie - Biton, whom they placed under arrest "for previous offenses."
Rabbi Meir Kahane, chairman of the Jewish Defense League, said
he intended to address the congress with or without permission. Pincus said
at a press conference lionday that he would not permit Kahane to ride
roughshod 'over lemigtess rules. Pincus also said that the congress was
prepared to -deal with any outbreaks of disorder precipitated by the JDL
or the Black Panthers. The latter have demanded an appearance before
the congress and hinted that they would disrupt the proceedings if rejected.
Pincus said the JDL in America had been given ample opportunity
to adhere to the correct procedure by joining the Zionist Organization
electing delegates and attending the congress. He said that he had suggest-
ed to the Black Panthers, who claim to represent Israel's poor and slum
dwellers, that they submit written statements to the congress committee
on social problems. He said the Panthers had not yet replied. Kahane,
it was feared, might try to force his presence on the congress as he did
at the World Conference on Soviet Jewry in Brussels last February. The
JDL leader was ousted from that gathering, gaining sympathy in some
Another issue which will probably be fought behind the scenes but
could explode on the congress floor is the move by the World Zionist Or-
ganization to cut in half its annual subsidy of $55,000 to the World Union
of Jewish Students. The WUJS incurred the wrath of the WZO last year
when it refused to sign the Jerusalem Program, which states the four
main tenets of the Zionist movement.
Instead, it adopted its own program at a meeting at Arad in 1970
which laid greater stress on immigration and called for the recognition
Dialects Among Jews Historically Reviewed
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Golda. Meir and =JET Editor Attack on Congress From Moscow
--+Ienlinnent 'int-Viddish-Viress- Denounced by58-1Zu-ssian Jews
"Yiddish will be perpetuated in role similar to Aramaic"
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Fifty-eight Russian Jews signed an open letter to the 28th
World Zionist Congress rejecting an attack on the congress Issued Monday in Moscow
by a group of Soviet intellectuals, including Jews.
The letter stated, "We too must have the right to express ourselves in the same
way as those Jews who were given all the facilities of the communications media
to broadcast once again that they have no need of their national existence, of spiritual
and cultural ties with the Jewish nation in other lands and with the Jewish national
The letter continued, "We are among those Soviet Jews who have decided to
hind our future forever together with that of the Jewish state and the Jewish people.
For as, taking part is the establishment of a free independent and democratic Israel
' is a vital necessity and a national duty."
(Special to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM—Preliminary to the commencement of the controversial sessions
of the 28th World Zionist Congress, there was an influx of delegations to Jewish
gatherings concerned with religious matters, the advancement of the Hebrew language,
journalism and the communications media.
Brit Ivrit Olamit concerned itself with the need to encourage Hebrew studies
in the Diaspora, and an American delegation was especially active. The Orthodox rabbis
were in session.
The Wend Conederatina of Jewish Joarnallats met
to ateadder „intirovessant- ha commuideatiens between
lerhal-iddlitalliaspers, and it was at these sessions that
VisenatilikAininies lames& es 'matters relating =to the
JewMit pmaitral.lhe world and the need to create a deeper
Sandy Koufax on Wednesday became the youngest
ussderitaldbililekiessr :news medhi and the functioning
member of Baseball's Hall of Fame.
"MW - segainiudkeetnad Israers needs.
One of the ranking strikeout pitchers of all times,
' ,114104hootissourriestive factors finally gained recog-
Koufax became the second Jewish member of the coveted
wition,w-frairia, was ',created at The journalists' sessions for
He was elected by the Baseball Writers Association
a Aliseassioa of the languige question and the crises af-
of America in the first year of his eligibility for the honor.
--focting-at least one portion of the Jewish press—the Yid-
Koufax, who retired with a sore arm in 1966 after
It Wallits death tot the Tog-Morgen J ournal that save 12 years with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers,
joins Hank Greenberg, the Detroit Tiger slugger, who
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was elected in 1956.
- Sandy Houfax Elected
to Baisehall Hall of Fame
A press release issued in the Soviet capital reported
that a special meeting of "public and political figures
of many nationalities" had convened to "express their
indignation and protest against the forthcoming provoca-
tive congress of Zionists in Jerusalem."
"We angrily reject the malicious fabrications about
our country," a statement issued at the meeting said.
"We protest against provocations and slander, against
Zionist attempts to decide the destinies of Soviet citizens
and push them into a betrayal of their motherland."
The statement described the organisers of the Zionist
Congress as "the chauvinist Jewish bourgeoisie" and
said that "It pursues the same strategic aim as inspired
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