Our Salute to Israel
On the State's 25th Anniversary
Special 40-Page Pull-Out Section included in this
issue. Pull out section and fold pages as indicated.
Numerous events to mark Israel's 25th anniversary are
planned here. A parade, functions at the Jewish Center and
a LeHayim evening for the community arranged by the
Zionist Organization of Detroit are events in the making.
THE JEWISH NEWS
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March 16, 1973 •
Mobilize Youth Group to Fight
Anti-Semitism on U.S. Campuses
Evangelist's Role in Key 73
Rev. Graham's 'Crucifixion'
Reference Brings Protest;
Zeitlin Suggests Apology
Rev. Billy Graham, the noted evangelist, has
become involved in controversies over the proselytiz-
ing "Key 73" campaign and especially to his having
involved "the Hebrews" in comments on those who
While Rev. Graham's statement that he op-
posed "all forms of coercion, intimidation and pros-
elytizing" was commended by Rabbi Marc H. Tanen-
baum of the American Jewish Committee as "a
constructive contribution to interreligious under-
standing," even this statement is being challenged
on the grounds that the Graham organization is
distributing proselytizing films.
But the major issue revolves around a state-
ment made by Graham, in one of his syndicated
columns, that "Crucifixion was rarely used by the
This comment was immediately challenged by
Sol Dann, former Detroiter who now makes his home
. in San Diego, Calif.
At the invitation of The Jewish News, Dr. Solo-
on Zeitlin, the world's outstanding authority on the
Second Commonwealth, on Josephus and that era
in ancient history, prepared a statement showing
the Graham errors. Dr. Zeitlin suggested that the
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NEW YORK (JTA)—The Youth Committee for Peace and Democracy in the Middle East announced
the launching of a major effort to combat a "rising tide of left-wing anti-Semitism on America's cam-
puses." The committee, a national coalition dedicated to rallying sentiment for a just and lasting peace
in the Middle East, especially singled out for criticism the Young Socialist Alliance (YSA), a Trotskyist
organization affiliated with the Socialist
Workers Party (SWP).
Simons Heads Historical Society
David Kopilow, executive secretary of the
Youth Committee, noted that the YSA calls
Convention Committee; Sessions
for the "elimination of the Zionist state but
Emphasize Major Anniversaries
never mentions what the concrete results of
such action would be. The Arabs, regardless
Leonard N. Simons, president of the Detroit Historical Com-
of whether they are conservative or revolu-
mission, has been named general chairman of the arrangements
tionary are clear on this point—genocide will
committee for the annual convention of the American Jewish
be committed against the Israeli population.
Historical Society, to take place here
If the Nazi Holocaust is repeated in the Mid-
dle East, the YSA will share in the respon-
His co-chairmen are Alfred Deutsch,
Dr. Irving Edgar, Irving Katz, Philip
Lawrence Gulotta, New York director of
Slomovitz and MTS. Isadore Winkle-
Headquarters and [meeting halls for
the convention sessions will be at
Two major events to be observed
at the convention will be the 100th
anniversary of Reform Judaism in
America, and the 150th anniversary
of the first Jewish newspaper in this
Leonard N. Simons
Special services at Temple Beth El and Shaarey Zedek are
among the events planned during the convention. Leading
American Jewish scholars will participate in the sessions.
the. Youth Committee, pointed out that "The
Militant," the official newspaper of the SWP
and the YSA, has opened its pages to the
anti-Semitic diatribes of Arab terrorist groups.
In one statement that appeared in "The Mili-
tant," the Palestine Liberation Organization
called for an attack on Jews of all nations,
because "Jews contribute men, money and
influence to make Israel a reality . . . "
Gulotta stated that the most outrageous
manifestation of the YSA line was in response
to the murder of 11 Israelis at the Olympic
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Opening Dinner of Allied Jewish Campaign, March 28,
to Feature Award-Winning Film, 'Panorama: Golda Meir'
Formal opening of the 1973 Allied Jewish-Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund
will be marked by the Detroit premiere of the award-winning 90-minute film, "Pano-
rama: Golda Meir."
Samuel Frankel and Paul M. Handleman, general chairmen of the 1973 cam-
paign, announced that the annual opening dinner will be held March 28, at the new
Arias Shalom synagogue building.
Invitations to the dinner already have been issued by the board of governors
of the Jewish Welfare Federation and the Allied Jewish Campaign officers, with re-
quests that reservations be made promptly.
Detailed reports on the campaign's progress will be submitted at the dinner.
(Detailed story on Page 11)
The Historic Nixon-Meir Salutes at the White House
Special to The Jewish News
The White House has provided The Jewish News with the accompanying_
official photo of President Richard M. Nixon and Israel Prime Minister Golda Meir,
taken at the White House where the heads of the two governments met on March 1.
The White House also provided The Jewish News with the transcript of the
exchange of toasts between President Nixon and Prime Minister Meir at the dinner
in the State Dining Room of the White House that night. .
Their speeches commenced at 10:01 that night and concluded at 10:19
The complete texts of their speeches follow:
Madame Prime Minister and our distinguished guests:
As I am sure you have noted, the tables are rather crowded tonight and I
can let you in on a little secret about how White House invitations are issued and
what happens on an occasion like this.
Normally invitations go out, as you know, about three to four weeks in advance,
and because we want to be sure that for our distinguished guests we have all of the
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