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June 15, 1973 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-06-15

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Russian Jewish
Returnees From
Israel to USSR:
Only 365 Out of
Total of 58,966


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TEL AVIV (JTA) — A total of 57,000 Jews arrived in Israel from
Russia between January 1971 and May 1973, and another 1,966 Jews
left the Soviet Union in the same period and opted to go to countries
other than Israel, Louis Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency
Executive told a meeting of Israeli editors and correspondents here.
The Jewish Agency assisted the Jews coming to Israel, and the
others were aided by Joint Distribution Committee and Hias. Pincus
reported that 365 of the Jewish emigres from Russia have left Israel


A Weekly Review


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LXI II. No. 14

to date and of that number 91 have gone to Vienna with the intention
of returning to the Soviet Union.
Pincus, who addressed the journalists at Beth Sokolow Friday,
said that Israel must redeploy its absorptive capacities to meet the
needs of the large number of Jewish professionals and academicians
immigrating here. He noted that Jewish society has proportionately
more academics than any other society and that 40 per cent of the
immigrants arriving from Russia are academicians.

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June 15, 1973

rreedom Assembly in Detroit,
National Protests Will Greet
Brezhnev on His Visit in U.S.

Era of 'Normal' Relations
Is Envisioned at Close of
Brandt's Visit to Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Chancellor Willy Brandt
left Israel Monday evening, ending an historic five-
day visit that most observers agree inaugurated an
era of "normal" relations between West Germany
and the Jewish state.
In her parting words to the chancellor at Lod
Airport, Premier Golda Meir expressed "hope
and trust that the Germany of which you are such
an outstanding representative, conscious of its hu-
man and historic responsibilities, will pursue a policy
of consistent friendship toward Israel which is still
in the midst of its struggle for existence and the
realization of its aspirations,"
Responding, Brandt said that relations between
his country and Israel have improved. Speaking of
his visit he observed, "It is not a matter of' course
that this visit could take place. It was not a matter
of course that we could hold discussions in such a
pleasant atmosphere,"
He said it was not even a matter of course that
the Israelis would be so warm and friendly toward
Brandt thanked Mrs. Meir and shook hands with
Foreign Minister Abba Eban. He walked the red
carpet to his plane, climbed aboard, waved, and
the visit was over.
Mrs. Meir noted that her talks with Chancellor
Brandt during his visit "were always imbued with
the consciousness of the history, results and lessons
of the dreadful tragedy that Nazi Germany inflicted
on the Jewish people." She continued, "We are
agreed to the need to keep this consciousness alive in
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Soviet Communist Party First Secretary Leonid Brezhnev will be greeted on his arrival, and during
his visit in this country, with demonstrations organized by Jewish communities throughout the land in
protest against anti-Jewish discriminations in the USSR.
While it is not yet known whether the Communist leader will visit either New York or Detroit,
plans have been formulated for a two-minute silence in New York, an assembly in the metropolis at
which the main speaker is expected to be Mayor John Lindsay; the National Freedom Assembly on the
Ellipse in Washington on Sunday; and a Freedom Assembly in Detroit.
Delegations from all parts of the United States are expected at the Freedom Assembly Sunday in
the nation's capital. Similar demonstrations are being organized in Long Island, Los Angeles, Chicago
and other large centers of Jewish population. A protest rally also is planned at the Western White House
in San Clemente, Calif.
Plans by the Detroit Action Committee on Soviet Jewry are for a Freedom Assembly to be
convened immediately upon the announcement of a Brezhnev visit here or at the Ford plant. It is possible
that the Detroit protestation may not be held until the end of next week, when the Brezhnev visit could
take place either in Dearborn or in Pontiac. In any event, the Detroit plans are proceeding. Volunteer
workers will meet at the Zionist Cultural Center Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon, for the preparation of
placards. Volunteers are asked to call the co-chairmen, Arnold Michlin or Mrs. Vern Leopold, 626-1570
or LI 8-4841, or the vice-president of the Detroit Action Committee, Al Rosenberg, 356-0234, for par-
ticipation in preparatory work and in planning the Freedom Assembly.
State Department officials are reportedly reluctant to risk massive demonstrations on behalf of
Soviet Jewry with Brezhnev present on the scene.
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations reported that its constituent
member agencies were mobilizing widespread participation in the National Freedom Assembly for Soviet
Jews on the Ellipse in Washington. Thirty constituent organizations have already responded to the call.
The Washington Freedom Assembly is under the joint auspices of the Presidents Conference and the
National Conference on Soviet Jewry.
The Washington, D.C. procession is expected to be led by senators, congressmen, Christian and
Jewish leaders, labor - leaders as well as people from the arts and sciences, according' to the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry.
The "greeting Brezhnev" activities at San Clemente will begin with a mass participation Candle-
light Caravan on June 20. Hundreds of cars are expected to converge on the Western White House with
the participants walking, candles in their hands, to the gates of the President's residence.
Diplomatic sources in Washington believe that "certain circles in the Kremlin" might be trying to
undermine Brezhnev's forthcoming visit to the United States.

CIA Accused of Bugging Bnai Brith

KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y. (JTA) — Bnai Brith on Monday de-
nounced as "reprehensible," if true, reports that the 130-year-old
American Jewish service organization has been under surveillance by
the Central Intelligence. Agency -. The reports, which appeared in sev-
, - Washington and New York newspapers, did not state the purpose
e alleged surveillance or the period over which it was conducted.
(David M. Blumberg, international President of Bnai Brith, ex-
pressed "shock and anger" over the CIA surveillance reports. In a
statement from Houston, where he is attending the centennial con-
vention of Bnai Brith District 7, Blumberg condemned the alleged
CIA activity as "illegal in purpose, outrageous in character and an
affront to the liberties that a government investigative agency is
presumed to help defend.")
A resolution unanimously adopted by 1,800 Jewish community
leaders from New York state and New England attending the 121st
annual convention of Bnai Brith District One at the Concord Hotel
here, declared: "If necessary, legislation should be promptly forth-
coming in Congress to prevent any such future surveillance .of legiti-
mate American agencies."
Dr. Elliot Rosenberg, of Queens, N.Y., president of District One,
said of the published reports: "It is outrageous that the CIA should
engage in such a nefarious unlawful activity.
The newspaper reports referred to said that the the CIA had
targeted a wide variety of domestic organizations for surveillance,
including Bnai Brith. A CIA spokesman declined to comment on the
report. According to some sources, the CIA was known to be interested
in Israeli intelligence activities and was keeping tabs on organizations
known to have regular contacts • with Israel.

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Sabbath Observer
Charges Justice
Dept. With Bias

Orthodox Jewish chemist has
initiated administrative pro-
ceedings within the 'U.S. De-
partment of Justice charging
that the department's Bur-
eau of Narcotics and Danger-
ous Drugs (BNDD) refused
to hire him as a forensic
chemist because of his Sab-
bath observance.
He is represented by at-
torneys of the National Jew-
ish Commission on Law and
Howard I. Rhine, president
of COLPA, disclosed that his
group's own investigation and
its efforts formally to resolve
the matter with the officials
involved has "convinced us
that there was a discrimina-
tory act committed in the re-
fusal to hire..

Arabs Seek New Israel Restrictions

UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — Arab delegates participating in the
Security Council's Middle East debate appeared Monday to be aiming
for a new resolution or an expansion of Resolution 242 that would
emphasize the right of the Palestinians to self-determination in any
solution of the Middle East conflict.
This strategy became evident in the opening speech of Egyptian
Foreign Minister Mohammed H. el-Zayyat and was continued by the
representative of Kuwait, Abdalla Yaccoub Bishara, and the Algerian
foreign minister, Abdel Aziz Boutiflika.
It was Zayyat last Thursday who introduced the concept of "se cure
and recognized borders" for the Palestinians and implied that the only
valid borders for Israel were those specified in the UN's 1947 partition
Bishara claimed that the root of the Middle East tragedy was
"denial of the rights of the Palestinians in their homeland."
He quoted former Premier David Ben Gurion, Premier Gblda
Meir and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan to "prove" that Israel
is a state that negates the right of statehood in Palestine for peoples
other than Jews.
Britain reiterated its firm support for Resolution 242 without
any alterations. Describing that document as "the first serious attempt
by the international community since 1947 to tackle the roots of the
Middle East problem," British delegate Kenneth D. Jamieson told
the Security Council that "It is in our view the duty of this council
to preserve that resolution intact."
Jamieson said that his government also supported resumption of
the Jarring peace mission.
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