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May 18, 1973 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-05-18

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18—Friday, May 18, 1973

Tay-Sachs Testing
Planned in N. Y.

3.23 Million People in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)—On the eve of Independence
Day, Israel's population stood at 3,230,000, the Central
Bureau of Statistics announced. The Jewish popula-
tion reached 2,750,000.
Twenty five years ago, when the state was estab-
lished, there were 650,000 Jews.
The non-Jewish population, including 80,000 Arabs
in East Jerusalem, has increased by 250,000 since
1948 to its current figure of 480,000.
The figures do not include the 1,000,000 Arabs that
live in the administered territories.
Since the state was established, 1,480,000 immi-
grants have settled in Israel. Half of these immigrants
came from Asia and Africa, the other half from
Europe and America, the bureau announced.

genetic screening program
to test for two serious hered-
itary diseases among the
Jewish population of West-
chester will take place May
20 and June 3, it was an-
nounced by the Albert Ein-
stein College of Medicine and
the National Genetics Foun-
The two hereditary disor-
ders are Tay-Sachs disease,
which affects primarily Jew-
ish children and causes their
death by the age of 3 or 4,
and hyperlipidemia, which is
marked by high levels of
in the blood and
may cause heart attack in
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) even delegates who routinely
the prime of a person's life. —B y all standards, it was a vote against Israel during
It affects Jews and non-Jews diplomatic triumph for Israel the working sessions hoisted
May 8 as close to 2,000 people a few cocktails to wash down
The screening is designed jammed the delegates' dining the hors d'oeuvres. Only the
for the 55,000 members of room here to participate in Arab and "Third World"
t h e Westchester Jewish celebrating Israel's 25th an- delegates were conspicuous
community who are between niversary.
by their absence.
During the early hours of
18 and 45 because they are
Later that night, more
in the main reproductive the evening, more than 700 than 700 Jewish community
years. diplomats and delegates from leaders and dignitaries ar-
North, Central and South rived to toast Israel and to
America, Wei-tern Europe extend best wishes to the
and a number of African and
Israeli diplomats, to Israel's
Asian countries along with government and to the peo-
Rose S. Wolok, M. Ed.
journalists from all parts of ple of Israel.
Reading Specialist
the world expressed their
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the festive event, Israeli General Kurt Waldheim, who
Ambassador and Mrs. Yosef was in Copenhagen, cabled
Tekoah, Consul General in Tekoah a message which
New York David Rivlin and stated: "On the occasion of
Mrs. Rivlin. Independence Day I wish to
Among the guests were the offer to you and through you
Romanian ambassador and to the government and people
the undersecretary of the of Israel my greetings and
Soviet delegation to the UN. sincere good wishes and high-
One diplomat noted that est consideration."

(Most) Hatchets Buried as UN
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Failure to Rehabilitate Offenders

TEL AVIV — Israel Su- adopt a rehabilitation pro-
preme Courft Justice Haim gram, recommended by kali-
H. Cohn has sharply eriti-1 cial, police and social ser-
cized the government for not vice authorities and costing
doing more to rehabilitate less than IL 1,000,000 (about
disadvantaged youths sen- $238,000), which would per-
tenced to Israeli prisons. mit prisoners with light sen-

professionals and -

Kahane Pleads innocent at Smuggling Trial

Meir Kahane, leader of the
Jewish Defense League and
three other defendants plead-
ed not guilty to charges of
attempting to smuggle arms
out of Israel.
Their trial will resume at
a date to be announced when

the prosecution presents its letters, but his lawyer has
asked for a postponement.
On trial with Rabbi Ka- Kahane said the JDL had
hane are two other JDL sent out some 5,000 letters
members and Amichai Pag- to date and had received
lin, former operations chief around 300 positive responses
of the underground Irgun from Arab families, most of
Zvai Leumi who is accused them within the Green Line.
of manufacturing the iron
crate in which the arms were Israeli Politics Safe
Growing Chill Seen to have been sent abroad. From Watergate?
The crate, containing sub-
in Relations Between machineguns, pistols and
afternoon daily Maariv says
Israel, Europe Govts hand grenades was inter- the following is spreading
cepted at Lod Airport as it like wildfire in Israeli circles:
In the talk about the
Political observers here are was about to be placed
concerned over what appears aboard a U.S.-bound plane. Watergate scandal in Am-
The crate was labled "bis- erica, an Israeli declares,
I to be a chill developing in cuit machinery."
I relations between Israel and
"Thank God, here in Israel
The official charge against such a scandal is impos-
certain European countries.
The impression is growing the defendants is "attempt- sible." Asked how he can
that both London and Paris ing to export arms illegally." make such a statement, his
are convinced the public The arms are believed to answer is, "Simple. None of
mood now supports an anti- have been intended to fight our political parties give
Israel policy, even if this Arab terrorists abroad.
damn about what the
Meanwhile, Kahane said parties are saying."
entails reneging on certain
international commitments. that he would continue send-
Sources noted that at the ing letters to local Arabs
last UN Security Council urging them -to leave the
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condemned Israel while fail- citement arising out of these
ing to take any note of the
menace of Arab terrorism,
which provoked Israel's re-
taliatory raid in Lebanon.
The authoritative Haaretz
has a corner
quotes one Israeli diplomat
as saying that "London and
on comfort
Paris are fed up with Is-
A second diplomat is
quoted as saying, "If Sapir
can take an opposing posi-
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demonstrations led by activ-
ists on behalf of Soviet
Jewry's struggle for freedom
of emigrants to Israel. This
attitude reflects a changing
policy in Whitehall, which
now aims at closer diplomatic
and commercial ties with the
Soviet Union.
Soviet diplomats stationed
in London sense this subtle
shift in attitude.
For the first time in any-
one's memory, a high-rank-
ing Soviet diplomat at the
Soviet Embassy received a
petition on behalf of Soviet
Jewry, containing 4,000 sig-
natures, and tossed it into
the nearest trashcan. This
took place in the presence
of two Jewish members of

In an address at the ZOA tences to work outside
House, directed by the Zion- prison.
technicians in the
Justice Cohn also struck
ist Organization of America,
Justice Cohn charged that out at those who advocate
State of Israel and
despite the government's pro- that Israel reinstitute capital
many tax and other
fessed desire to bridge the Punishment.
He stated that punishment
social gap between segments
benefits available
in Israel's population, it designed as retribution does
n help society and that no
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He said that he had re- nessmen in both Israel and
ceived approval in principle the United States.
Slater said the chamber
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