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March 24, 1972 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1972-03-24

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36—Friday, March 24, 1972

Conyers Join 11 Black Congressmen
Attorneys Court Higher Goal Praise of Israel's Aid to Atrican Nalions

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Diggs,

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Con-
gressional Black Caucus Tues-
day strongly defended -Israel's
"right to existence" and praised
the Jewish state's support to "30

lack African nations, from Bur-
undi to Zambia."
In a powerfully worded statement
signed by all of its 13 members in

the House of Representatives, in-
cluding Michigan Congressman
Charles Diggs Jr. and John Con-

Wayne County Circuit -Cinert .3ndges John Wise - '(left) and
Michael L. Stacey discussed the legal and moral plight of Soviet
Jewry in international law at a meeting of the attorneys' pre-cam-
paign section of the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency
Fund. Judge Stacey is co-chairman of the attorneys' section, which,
as of March 17, had pledged $636,000 to the 1972 campaign with
an aim to increase' last year's pledges of $821,000.

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sponsor a "Crush American Naz-
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p.m. Sunday at Oak Park High
School.
The program will feature talks
by Holocaust survivors and films
dealing with the Holocaust and
the rise of Nazism from a small
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view as an upsurge in American
Nazi activities, including an anti-
Semitic telephone hate message.
The program will be followed
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Others who signed included Mrs.
Park.
Shirley Chisholm and Charles B.
Rangel of New York; George W.
Collins and Ralph H. Metcalfe of
Dr. Morton Plotnick
Minos; Ronald V. Dellums and
New Associate Director Augustus F. Hawkins of California;
Walter Fantroy of District of Co-
of Jewish Center
lumbia ; Parren J. Mitchell of
N. Brewster Broder, president of Maryland; Robert N. C. Nix of
the Jewish Center, announced that Pennsylanvia, and Louis Stokes
of Ohio.
Dr. Morton Plot-
The JTA learned that the state-
nick has been
ment was prepared after ques-
promoted to as-
tions had been raised on where
' sociate executive
the black members of Congress
director. He has
stood in view of the Gary resolu-
been a member
tion.
of the profession-
One source said that it was pre-
al staff of the
pared so that there would be no
Center for the
misunderstanding of the Caucus'
Dr. Plotnick
past six years.
position on Israel.
Another said that the resolution
Detroiter ANNIE MAE OWENS.
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The 300-word statement of the
test is sponsored each year by Edi- Black Caucus said in part: "As
son as a salute to women who live the black elected representatives
in Southeastern Michigan and who to the U.S. Congress, we re-
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teachers, technicians and experts
to many countries . . . (which)
benefited from Israel's financial
and technical assistance. Hundreds
of Africans come to Israel each
year for specialized instruction
within her universities and train-
ing centers for short-term inten-
sive courses . . .
"In times of crisis and epi-
demics, wars and famines, Israel
has sent tons of relief supplies and
medical aid to her African neigh-
bors. Indeed, the example set by
the Jewish people in their long
struggle to overcome oppression
and to win freeom from the time
of Moses to the establishment of
the state of Israel has helped in-

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Prints Article on
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The statement came eight days
after the adoption in the waning
moments of the Black Political
Convention of March 12 in Gary,
Ind., of a resolution which in-
cluded phraseology calling for
the dismantling of Israel. It was
understood that the congressional
statement was drafted by Rep.
William Clay of Mississippi. All
the Caucus members are Demo-
crats.

priate to call special attention to
the cordial relationships Israel has
maintained with the developing
black nations in Africa and the
third world nations in Asia . . . As
these new states were established,
many were impressed and helped
by Israel's example. Israel sent her

spire black people in this country
to strive for self respect and dig-
nity ale to teiiils their own cul-
tural heritage:*

at a luncheon following Detroit This source said that the Caucus
Edison's 11th annual Cook-Off for members were not present at the
Women Who Work. Doing the time but had they been, there

PHOTOGRAPHY BY

JOEL E. FEINER

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yers Jr., the Caucus declared that
the "example set by the Jewish
people in their long struggle to
overcome oppression and to win
freedom from the time of Moses
to the establishment of the state
of Israel, has helped inspire black
people in this country to strive for
self-respect and dignity and to re-
vive their own cultural heritage."

We vigorously oppose the efforts
of any group that would seek to
weaken or undermine Israel's
right to existence ... The Ameri-
people, including black- Ameri-
cans, have cherished the frieWd-
ship of both the peoples of Is-
rael and the Arab states. Oar
government, reflecting their
friendship, has sought to promote
an Arab-Israel peat* ...
"Moreover, we think it appro-

Cong. Bnai Israel of Petoskey,
Mich., and early Detroit business-
leaders Harry Silverman and D.
T. Nederlander are the subjects
of articles appearing in the cur-
rent issue of Michigan Jewish His-
tory.
The publication, which is issued
semi-annually by the Jewish His-
torical Society of Michigan, also
includes articles on the David
Emil Heineman Memorial, the
Sisterly Love Society of Temple
Beth El, data on Dutch Jewry in
America and a memorial piece
on the late Morris Garvett, who
was active in the Jewish Histori-
cal Society.
A photograph of the Hebrew-
:sneaking Kvutza Ivrit in the 1930s
shows many Detroiters who con-
tinue to be active in the group
and others who have since died.
For information on the society,
or copies of the publication, con-
tact the editor,. Allen A. Warsen,
21721 Parklawn, Oak Park. ,.

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