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March 22, 1974 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-03-22

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Security Problem Forces WJCongress Out of The Hague

NEW YORK (JTA)—A World Jewish Congress assembly scheduled for next
month at The Hague has been canceled because of possible security problims for
Dutch government.
Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the WJCongress, declined comment on
--- reports that the Dutch government had requested the cancellation. He did say that
the expected 500 delegates from 65 countries scheduled to attend the sessions from
April 28 to May 6 would have filled the hotels in The Hague and would have required

additional housing in hotels in Rotterdam which, he said, would have created
security problems.
Dr. Goldmann said the meeting will be held in Miami but that no date had
been set. The parleys are held every five years.
Dr. Goldmann announced that the Congress governing council will meet in
Switzerland at the end of April, and will, among other matters, discuss further arrange-
ments in connection with the postponed assembly.


and Politics
in Jewry

A Weekly Review

of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper

Vol. LXV. No. 2


M Your Hand
Lo the Poor and
Needy Kinsmen'

"If . . . there is a needy
person among you, one of
your kinsmen in any of your
settlements in the land that
the Lord your God is giving
you,-do not harden your heart
and shut your hand against
your needy kinsman. Rather,
you must open your hand and
lend him sufficient for what-
ever he -needs. Beware lest
you harbor the base thought,
`The seventh year, the year of
remission, is approaching,' so
that you are mean to your
needy kinsman and give him.
nothing. If he cries out to the
Lord against you, you will in-
cur guilt. Give to him readily
and have no regrets when you
do so, for in return the Lord
your God will bless you in all
your efforts and in all your
undertakings. For there will
never cease to be needy ones
in pour land, which is why I
coirriland you: open your
hanl to the poor and needy
kinsman in your land."

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March 22, 1974

Detroit Jewry Meets the .Chalienge; -
Campaign * Assured $24,000,000

Jewry's oldest tradition for compassion, "open your hand to the needy," came to fruition with the announce-
ment, at the closing dinner meeting of the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund, at Temple Beth El in
Birmingham, Monday evening, that a projected $24,078,000 is assured in this year's emergency philanthropic effort.
Sol Drachler, who directed the campaign in the past four months, announced that a total of $23,298,037 had
already been subscribed as of that evening by 20,429 contributors, and he estimated that another $780,000 is expected
from 3,500 more donors who are to be contacted in the coming weeks, thus assuring the estimated $24,078,000 total.
All division chairmen reporting the unprecedented gifts in this year's drive gave assurances that the work will
go on until every prospective donor is reached.
Impressive evaluations of the campaign's objectives and the urgent needs were made by Israel Ambassador
Simha Dinitz; Paul Zuckerman, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, the major campaign beneficiary; the
campaign co-chairmen, William Davidson and Lewis Grossman; William Avrunin, executive vice president of the
Jewish Welfare Federation; and the heads of 'divisions reporting at the impressive dinner that was attended by 500
volunteer workers in the current drive.
Presenting Zuckerman to introduce the Israel ambassador to the U.S., Grossman said that the national UJA

chairman is "a catalytic agent who has inspired us to do what was to be done. We always felt his presence and we
Zuckerman spoke of his close friendship with Dinitz, and he said that the ambassador's personality has been a
valued asset in support of Israel. "Mr. Dinitz understands the A, merican people," Zuckerman said. "He has shown a
remarkable alertness in his diplomatic activities. He has earned the respect and admiration of leaders in the American
Zuckerman said that at the meeting he and 15 other national Jewish leaders had with Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger in Washington on March 13, Kissinger often referred to the Israel ambassador as "Simha." He quoted Kis-
singer as saying that "Golda gave Simha a quota of seven calls a day to report to her on American developments."
In his address, Dinitz said that the next day after that Kissinger meeting .with the Jewish leaders, he had

Deuteronomy 15:7-11.

Televised S-hylock Is Condemned
as New Type of Anti-Semitism;
NCRAC, ADP Register Protests

(Continued on Page 56)

POW Exchange Moshe Dayan's Reluctance to Enter
Urged by Pope Syrian Talks Causes Confusion

Aggravated by Golan Hostilities

ROME (JTA) — Pope Paul VI
Wednesday called for a prompt ex-
Ten days of continuous attacks on Israeli troops on the Golan
A broadly representative body of Jewish organizations on Mon- change of prisoners between Israel Heights, which resulted in several fatal casualties, appear to have
aggravated the situation preceding planned talks for disengagement
day deplored the broadcast last Saturday night of "The Merchant and Syria, Vatican sources said.
on the Syria-Israel front.
of Venice" over ABC-TV.
During a private audience with two
Israel Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan expressed reluctance to
The production "perpetuates the anti-Semitic theme of Shakes- parents of Israeli POWs in Syria, the
for talks due to the developing situations. In spite
peare's play and its negative stereotype of the Jew," said the Jew- Pope expressed the hope that "the come to Washington
Abba Eban, after
ish broadcasting and film committee of the National Jewish Com- positive and fruitful pursuit of nego- of the statement in Washington by Foreign Minister
his meeting with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, that Dayan
munity Relations Advisory Council.
tiations will make possible a rapid is to come to Washington to commence the talks on March 29, the issue
The Jewish film committee, like the council of which it is a exchange of prisoners."
is in flux and Dayan is believed to be remaining in doubt whether he
part, embraces nine national Jewish organizations and 95 Jewish
will come to the U.S. soon because of the endless warfare fomented
councils in cities throughout the United States, including the Detroit
The Pope told Baruch Tor of Kibutz by Syria.
Jewish Community Council." The Detroit constituent issued a state- Tirat Tzvi and Perez Mazuz of
A close associate of Dayan said in Jerusalem Wednesday: "He
ment concurring with the national organization. The nine national Bersheba that "we share with all our won't be ashamed to tell Kissinger that he is not coming, if he
members of the NCRAC are American Jewish Committee, American
eventually decides not to go."
Jewish Congress, Bnai Brith-Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Labor with your sons. He added that he had
Two Israeli soldiers were killed in the battles with Syria on
Committee, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., National Council personally intervened several times Wednesday. Cpl. Eliahu Bahbout of Kibutz Megadim was reported
of Jewish Women, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Union to facilitate the resolution of the POW killed Tuesday. Two soldiers were killed Monday.
of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and United Syna- problem in the Middle East. "We hope
Two Israeli soldiers and two United Nations truce observers were
the negotiations will lead to the solu- wounded on Tuesday.
gogue of America.
In a statement, the film committee disavowed any wish to censor tion of the humanitarian problems of
The UN truce observers were attempting to end the shooting to
the Middle East crisis, which would which Israeli forces replied. Both sides employed heavy and medium
ABC or challenge its right to present the play.
It said that it had received heated complaints from various part's be a step forward toward the peace artillery, mortars and tank cannon.
desired by everyone," he said.
Syrian gunners shelled Israeli positions on the northern section
of the country since the showing of the production was announced and
of the line initially but soon extended their fire to the central section,
added: •
the Rafid Junction and the Druze village area within the enclave
"We would have hoped that ABC-TV, relying on their own sense
captured by Israel in the Yom Kippur War. The shooting kept Israeli
of sound social policy, would have refrained from presenting this pro- $24,000,000 Bond
settlers on the Golan Heights in their bomb shelters all morning. Golan
duction on nationwide television."
Goal for Detroit
Heights roads were again closed to civilian traffic Tuesday morning.
The TV medium "reaches millions of people of all ages, many of
Quota adopted for this commu-
An Israeli military spokesman said that direct hits were scored on
whom have no knowledge of the history and meaning of the play," nity in billion-dollar U.S..-Cana•
tanks and armored vehicles and that the Syrians were seen
the statement continued, and who "may readily accept at face value
casualties from the front lines.
the anti-Semitism" expressed in the dramatic classic.
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