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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-05-18

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South Americaii Jewry's Mounting Problems Viewed

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, Mily 18, 1973--19

UNESCO to Probe Jerusalem;
Israel Considering Response

sitions in the government, or precisely what it meant.
in Brazil, where Jews are Many expressed pride in Is-
respected a s intellectual rael and noted that Hebrew
(Copyright 1973, JTA, Inc.)
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Is- made by Israel in the char-
leaders, there is still anxiety is almost a second language
Editor's note: Murray Zuckoff
The social conditions in that with further social to some of them, but kept raeli officials are consider- acter of the Old City.
was on a field trip for the JTA
from March 24 through April 15 Argentina, Brazil, Chile and
The UNESCO move was
change—either from the left asking: "What do we do with ing how to respond to the
in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and
Chile. During his visit to Rio Uruguay are marked by ten- or the right—the Jews will this pride in terms of daily decision by UNESCO to ap- instigated by Arab pressure
de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Monte- sions and convulsions as a
be singled out as the pro- practical activity? How do point a representative to in connection watt Israeli
video, Buenos Aires and Santi-
visit Jerusalem to investi- archeological excwiations in
ago he met with and interviewed result of revolutions, coun- verbial scapegoats. "If things we relate this feeling to the
numerous Jewish community ter-revolutions and sporadic
gate
and report on changes East Jerusalem.
go
well,"
said
one
Chilean
needs
of
historical
develop-
leaders, youths, intellectuals and
eruptions of civil war and Jew, "everyone will say that ments sweeping our country?
Informed sources said the
terrorism. These four coun- it was very clever on the part How do we transcend the
issue
would be taken up by
tries, with some 750,000 of the government to have swirl of ingrown and repeti- French Jews Reported the cabinet when Foreign
SCHECHTElt
Jews of a total population of Jews in leading positions. If tive activities that so en- Ignoring Zionism
Minister Abba Eban returns
close to 140,000,000, are a things go badly, it will be gage our parents but means
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — An from his current visit to the
seething volcano.
said that it was the undue little to us?"
Israeli delegation, represent- U.S.
In Argentina, Chile and influence of the Jews."
One young Jew, a student ing a union of French and
According to the sources,
StrictlY, Kosher Hotel ( Glatt) •
Uruguay, Jews are caught in
The economic and social at the University of Sao North African olim which Israel's attitude will depend
the lava flow of social trans- developments in Argentina, Paulo, stated: "We have very spent four weeks visiting to some extent on the person
r$ Entire oceanfront block
formations. In Brazil, Jew- Chile and Uruguay are also little in common with our France, reported at a press appointed by UNESCO.
37th to 38th St. MIAMI BEACH
ish communities, Momentar- affecting the Jewish com- parents because our parents conference that there is a
If the person has a cul-
Phone (3051531-0061
ily mesmerized by an eco- munities in more direct and have very little in common noticeable shift away from tural background and is from
with the future of our soci- Zionism on the part of a nation friendly with Israel
nomic boom, are watching immediate ways:
daily per per. dble. occ.
00 12 of 157 rooms
11 ' _4
Inflation is forcing a .cu ties. Does being Jewish mean French Jews.
the volcanic eruptions from
he is likely to receive a
cut
.
June 19 to Sept. 3
to the past or
a distance. But the more per- back in community facilities
warmer welcome than some-
They
reported
that
the
Including Strictly Kosher Meals
being in harmony with the
ceptive among them realize
French Jewish community one without those qualifica-
• F resh Water Swirnminct Pool
that the events elsewhere or a postponement of pro- future? Why should we con- as a whole is impoverished tions, the sources said.
• Pri ■ ,ate Beach & Patio
jected
projects.
In
some
in-
cern
ourselves
just
with
the
will sooner or later have
• Sugar & Salt Free Diets
and demoralized, despite the
The UNESCO decision fol-
their repercussions in Brazil. stances it is causing eco- problems of Soviet Jews when prevailing economic pros- lowed a recent visit here by
• Oceanfront Synagogue
nomic ruination for small masses of people right here
• Aii Conditioned • F ree Parking
For the most part, Jews businessmen.
its director general Rene
are exploited, illiterate, sick perity enjoyed by a few.
readily admit that they do
DIAL DIRECT FREE!
The many Jewish organi- Maheu who reported back to
The anti-imperialist, anti- and oppressed. My parents
not know what will happen
American mood of the people suffer from none of these zations and institutions do the UNESCO Executive in
in the near, let alone, the and governments is creating inequities. So what does it not adequately represent the Paris. Maheu came here
OR SEE YOUR
distant future.
a cooler feeling towards Is- mean to struggle for Jewih majority of the 500,000 Jews from Jordan where he heard
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"We all want social change rael which is viewed as part rights when they have them now living in France, and complaints about Israel's
by virtue of their social, are preoccupied with organ- archeological digs. He tour-
and welcome it," said one of the imperialistic bloc.
economic and political posi- izational politics that makes ed the sites and met with
community spokesman in
Many young Jews are in-
Buenos Aires. "But we are volved in the left-wing move- tions?"
any effective action impos- top cabinet ministers.
not at all certain as to what ment and feel alienated and
One of the more frequent sible, they said.
. for the changes as they are now estranged from their Jewish indictments of older Jews
vccizo pts
itsl A
The consequences of this
taking place will mean for background. Many are also by younger ones was that disorganization is seen in the
Spring and n
us." The self-confidence ex- swayed by the anti-Israel, "our parents are concerned fact that out of 300,000 Jew-
Summer in
pressed by Jewish leaders in anti-Zionist propaganda of only when Jews are threat- ish students in Paris, only
the Mountains
ened. They don't seem to care 30 are registered in courses
public is mellowed and tem-
the left.
RESORT
when anyone else is threaten-
pered in private conversa-
Hebrew study, despite the
BRICKMAN • BROWN'S tions by the realization that There is a certain timidity, ed. Our parents feel more of
SOUTH HAVEN,MICHIGAN
fact that Hebrew is recog-
"Jews live in perilous times," even fear, on the part of comfortable with dictator- nized as a second foreign
NEVELE • GROSSINGER'S that
some
leaders
that
publicized
ships
of
the
right
than
with
once again they are
campaigns on behalf of Is- governments of the left." language for which school
CONCORD • RALEIGH caught between the Scylla of rael
may provoke charges of These feeling were uttered credit is given.
and the Charyb-
At Mid-America's fabu-
KUTSHER'S • TAMIMENT revolution
"dual
loyalty."
morein bewilderment than in
dis of reaction.
lous resort...a playtime
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many Jews hold leading po-
still since they came here
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"There is no real under- from East Europe• and geog-
standing, no real dialogue raphy hasn's changed." One
between us and Jewish lead- of the older leaders, however,
ers from abroad," said one offered this observation" "It's
• Planned programs for teens
and children! We entertain
Jewish spokesman in Mon- true. We are in a rut. We
them while you play!
suffer from inertia. But what
tevideo, "They view us as the younger one call a shtetl
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A problem of deep con- ish continuity and as an im-
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tween Fri., June 29th and Fri.,
thought processes of their for the young and the old, in
July 6th, the minimum stay is 4
parents. In Chile it was ex- and out of leadership, is how
nites in order to apply.
pressed this way: "In a gen- to gear Jewish consciousness
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dissidents; Israeli ambassadors
and several top government of-
ficials in Chile who are Jewish.
This article is part of a series
based on that trip.

BY MURRAY ZUCKOFF
JTA News Editor

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