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February 25, 1972 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1972-02-25

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Economic Prosperity, Political
Doubt Characterize Bethlehem


Nothing's Changed

in Pekin g, af,Fer. 41S ,


Israel's Concernea
JERUSALEM — In Bethlehem
The -Palestinians have__ realized
and its two small sister-villages, that it is -possible to live with the
NEW YORK (JTA) — Anti-
Beit Jalla and Belt Sahu, there Israelis, and that the latter do' Anierican and anti-Israel slo-
are 306 industrial plants and work- not oppress the Arabs or exploit
gain' were on display in Peking's
shops employing almnst 7,000 them. Any state formed would be
huge Tienamen Square as Presi-
workers. Five hundred boys and a bi-national one, where Jews con-
dent Nixon and his entourage
girls are enrolled in 19 elementary stitute a majority but Arabs still
drove through, according to the
reports of correspondents cover-
and high schools. There are five carry 'considerable weight.
ing the Nixon visit to China.
hospitals, with a total capacity of
100 beds, nearly 300 shops, three
One slogan said, "We 'warmly
sports clubs, two. lending libraries
hail the great victories of the
and five cinema halls.
three Indochinese (Cambodia,
Since the Six-Day War, 10 new
Laos and Vietnam) peoples in
JERUSALEM—Richard Samson„ their war against U.S imperial-
shops have been opened. There
are taxi and bus links with 24, is the son of Vice Admiral him and for national salvation."
Jerusalem and the neighboring' Benjamin Abraham Samson, a _ Another pledged support to the
towns. and additional construction Jew of the Bnai Israel sect and a
people of the Arab countries "in
former senior commander in the
is under way.
their struggle against U.S. im-
Aynb Mussalam. former mayor Indian navy. Young Samson is a
perialism and Zionism."
of Bethlehem and a, member of
the cabinet of Jordan, says the ment of architecture and town
economic situation is good and planning at the Haifa Technion.
At a meeting with reporters, he
residents are satisfied with their
standard of living and- income discussed his father's life in the
-levels. They also -enjoy Israeli navy, from his early days as a
NEW YORK (JTA) — James
democracy. A number of residents frogman for the British during Scheuer (D.N.Y.) told leaders of
-have sent _memos to the govern- World War II to his receiving the the American Jewish Congress
ment demanding that elections be second highest position in - the that his amendment to the Eco-
held, but members of the munici- Indian navy.
nomic Opportunity Act passed last
The elder Samson is now di- Thursday by the House would
pal council are not prepared to
rector of the Indian shipyards, "measurably increase the ability of
cede their seats.
operating at the service of the the Jewish poor to benefit from
George Dayik, 66, acting mayor
anti-poverty programs."
and owner of a shop and factory Indian navy, in cooperation with
British and Dutch shipyards. As
for handcrafts, says that every-
Schiner's - amendment to the
thing is in--order in the town and head of the military academy, EOA, approved by the House as
there is no reason for holding new
part of a $5,400,000,000 anti poverty
greeted Egyptian President Ab- bill, earmarks $50,000,000 for low-
elections in the municipality.
dul Nasser in 1163, during the
income groups living outside of
Mussalam _said, "The adminis-
latter's visit to India.
designated poverty areas, "with
tration announced that it would
emphasis on the needs
consider holding elections, if a
demand were received from the though be had not received any of the elderly."
townspeople, but many residents special Zionist education, the Six-
The amendment embodies a num-
are afraid to demand _elections Day War constituted a turning ber of changes in the federal anti-
under Israeli auspices for fear of point in his life. Following a visit poverty program and its local im-
to Israel with- his mother and his plementation called for by the
being considered traitors."-
sister, he decided to end his uni- AJCongress last November.
As to the political future of the
versity studies in India and enroll
In a report, the. AJC's commis-
town, Manama supports the at the Haifa Technion.
sion on urban affairs charged
right of West Bank residents to
Although Richard plans to marry
that the Jewish poor were, in
negotiate with the state of. Israel a kibutz girl,
he has not yet de- effect, barred from benefits un-
on the future of the administered
cided if he will settle on a, kibutz.
der the anti poverty program.
territories. This committee also
The- Jewish group called for a
would be charged with per-
series of major revisions in the
goading the Arab states not to
EOA to end the "unjust treat-
interfere in the relations between to Germany on Rise
the population of the adminis-
BONN (JTA)—Lsrael's exports to ment" of needy Jews.
tered territories and the Israeli
"Poverty must be treated on
West Germany are increasing, - but
there is still considerable room for the basis of need, not residence,"
asserted. He noted that
Mussalam does not conceal the
fact that he favors a return to the two countries, it was reported here. 250,000 Jews in New York had
Israel exported $193,000,000 in annual incomes of less than 53,000.
1948 borders and the establishment
"Jewish senior citizens over 60
of a Palestinian state linked with goods to West Germany in the first
the Jordanian kingdom. He be- 11 months of 1971, an increase of account for nearly two-thirds of the
lieves that a Palestinian state 35 per cent over the same period Jewish poor, most of whom live
should have an open door to the of the previous year. Israeli ex- outside designated poverty areas
east permitting the passage of un- ports to this country represented and therefore do not qualify for
employed to the Arab states in 10 per cent of its total exports in benefits to which they would other-
1971 and its imports from Ger- wise be entitled," he said.
case of an economic crisis:
The $50,000,000 is authorized for
He contends that Israel should many accounted for 13 per cent of the fiscal year ending June 30,
all its imports that year'.
not fear the return of refugees,
1972, Scheuer reported. He said the
But trade with Israel ac-
estimating that' no more than 10
sum would be earmarked for new
counts for only 5 per West
to 15 per cent of them would
programs to be designed by com-
Germany's total foreign trade.
choose to return to their homes.
munity action agencies or groups,
Israel's import surplus from
Jerusalem, says Mussala m,
Germany is exceeded by Bonn's which will apply to the 0E0 for
should become a city open to all
the funds needed to implement
long-term loans to Israel which
who wish to come there. Bethlehem
amounted to $140,000,000 last them.
should be part of Jerusalem be- year.
cause it has no existence without a
In addition, West Germany made Scandinavian Trade
link to the city.
restitution payments to Israel in
Elias Faraij, head of the Bethle- the amount of $176,000,000 during Effects on Israel Studied
hem Chamber of Commerce and the first nine months of 1971.
member of the Municipal Council,
raeli economic mission completed
does not believe that Bethlehem-
visits to Norway and Denmark to
ites would agree to annexing their Poem bra Linguist,-
ascertain, the effects on Israeli
town to Jerusalem. According—to
-of, those countries' impend-
Near the borders of Lebanon in western
him, all of them resent Jeru-
ing membership' in the European
salem's expansion to the outskirts Lies Gesher Healy,
Markets '
Meaning literally Bridge of Splendor;.
of Bethlehem and the appropri- Derived from Gesher-4tchziv.
The mis.siOn, beaded by Shimon
ation of land without allowing for
Amir, deputy director general of
the Mediterranean, now the
new construction before permit- Overlooking
Israel's foreign ministry, met with-
klbutz stands lush and luxurious,
ting the return of refugees. He Transformed from a tented hill of senior officials of the Danish Min-
also supports a Palestinian state It was on a small bridge crossing a istry of Foreign Trade.
wadi near the klbutz
The latter, expressed "under-
linked to Jordan.
14 Israeli young men died in their
standing" of Israel's problems
One personality in the economic That
battle against the enemy.
with the_ZEC And promised to:
life of Bethlehem, who wishes to But Gesher Achziv became Gesher
work within the organization's
remain anonymous, has raised a
frameworit_Jor fairer treatment
new suggestion which might re- The shift in semantics - symbolizes a
process of living. a modus vivendi,
of Israel:" =
Solve the future situation of That
besets all Israeli history.
They did not promise to support_
administered territories.
I will be very pedantic:
Look at the valleys of Hula and the Israel's demand for admission to
He believes that an economic
the EEC. Imports from Israel ac-
disaster will occur if the Israelis That were changed from maleria
swamps to areas of beautiful dwelling: count for about 1.5 per cent of the
leave the territories or return
Look at Masada, at Yad Mordecai, at combined imports of the present
them to the Jordanian kingdom.
Mt. Scow's.
six Common Market countries.
Look . . . Look at . .
- According to him, the Pales-
t have become
of disaster tha
tinians already have become Bridges
bridges of splendor.
Civilization is a limitless multi-;
I will be very pedantic:
accustomed to coexistence with
plication of unnecessary neces-
Israel, and have found a com-
Oh, beautiful Gesher Hasiv!
saries. —Mark Twain.)
Oh, beautiful, beautiful Israel !
mon language with them.


Admiral's Son
Attends Technion.

Anti-Poverty Act
to Aid Poor Jews


Friday, February 25, 1972-23

Japanese, Performer Is Convert to 'Judaism

Japanese-born Marie Miriam society Of New York and is per-
Misakura is more than a singer, forrning•in that city, -
dancer, pianist and comedian, who
can perform in 12 different lan-
guages including Yiddish and
Hebrew. Marie Misakura is a
convert ,te Jqdaism.
The 21-year-old daughter of a
Japanese importer-exporter, Miss
Joe Slatkin's
Misakuia was born a Buddhist.
She—along with her brother, two
sisters, parents and grandmother—
was converted 12 years ago, on the
insistence of her mother, a school
teacher, who was impressed by the
20311 W. 8 Mile
"depth and beauty" of Judaism.
between So.,tnl.e , d a Ttlegr
The 5-foot-tall, 95-pound Miss
Misakura deeply believes in her
religion. She performs with a star
of David around her neck and
sends 10 per cent of her income
Our Promise To T coo .
home to a small synagogue in
Presently, she is serving as the
president of the Japanese-Jewish

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