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July 26, 1974 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-07-26

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42—Friday, July 26, 1974


Parliamentarians Urge
Solidarity With Israel

resentatives of 13 European
parliaments, at a two-day
conclave here, urged Euro-
pean countries not to give in
to Arab economic pressures
aimed against Israel.
The resolution a do p t e d
unanimously by the some 140
persons attending the Con-
ference of the Europe-Israel
Parliamentary Friendship
Association also urged world
solidarity with Israel while
calling for direct negotiations
between Israel and the Arab
Premier Yitzhak Rabin
told the closing session of
the conference that Israel
would not negotiate over her
very existence despite her
desire for peace talks with
the Arabs. He declared that
Jerusalem would remain un-
der Israel sovereignty with
guarantees of free access
and usage of the holy places.
Earlier, former Foreign
Minister Abba Eban called
on Europe not to give in to
Arab oil blackmail.
He said the Cyprus crisis
showed there was no value
in international guarantees
and the only way to solve
disputes was through direct
As the session was ending,
a small group of delegates
decided to keep in constant
touch on efforts to help So-
viet Jews to emigrate to Is-
rael. British MP Greville
Janner, temporary coordina-
tor for the group, said he
was "delighted" at the de-
velopment since it was the
first time parliamentarians
from a large number of
countries had agreed to work
together on the problem.
At a press conference to-
day, the European visitors
said they would act in their
countries against the resolu-
tion adopted by the nine
Common Market countries


supporting the Arab interpre-
tation of Security Council
Resolution 242.
They said that they now
understood Israel's problems
better and could therefore
exert their influence more
effectively for a more pro-
Israeli policy by their gov-
Meanwhile, in Brussels, the
nine foreign ministers of the
European Economic Commu-
nity (EEC) have reportedly
worked out a general plan
of EEC proposals for the
projected Euro-Arab dia-
logue of cooperation.
The president of the EEC
Council of Ministers, French
Foreign Minister Jean Sau-
vagnargues, and the presi-
dent of the ,EEC Commis-
sion, Francoies-Xavier Ortoli,
will present these proposals
to an Arab delegation in
Paris 'on Wednesday.
The Arab delegation will
consist of Arab League Sec-
retary General Mahmoud
Riad and Kuwait Foreign
Minister Sheik Al-Sabar.
At that time, the two EEC
officials are expected to out-
line possible directions of
Euro-Arab cooperation in the
areas of economy, industry,
technology and education.

Jerusalem in 'Drifting Cities' Dr ama of War

Jerusalem shares roles
with Cairo and Alexandria in
a dramatic trilogy about the
Middle East and the defeat
of the anti-Fascists in the
struggle of 1942. The events
that occurred, involving the
Communists, relating to
major events in that area
during World War II, are
depicted in "Drifting Cities,"
by eminent Greek author,
Stratis Tsirkas.
The Knopf-published vol-
ume, in which the original
trilogy is presented in an ex-
cellent translation from the
Greek by Kay Cicellis, re-
lates also to the Hitler era.

"Drifting Cities" covering
a significant period in Euro-
pean history, and the Greek
struggle, with a cast of
characters who are involved
in many intrigues, is bril-
liantly introduced to depict
the roles of refugees, the
Communist involvement, the
libertarian principles.
In the Jerusalem portion—
the first of the books in the
trilogy—to which the follow-
up two books also refer —
describes the refugees who
came to the Holy City, the
Jews who were involved in
the drama, the controversial
episodes relating to interna-

Italy Fears Anti-Semitism Rise

ROME (JTA) — Heads of
the Jewish community here
fear an underground revival
of anti-Semitism in taly
based on the increan of
anti-Jewish incidents in the
past few years.
"I am seriously worried
about these incidents," said
Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff. "The
situation is not helped by the
political, economic and social
unrest in the country today."
Alfons M. Di Nola, a Jew-
ish professor, has published

a book "Anti-Semitism in
Italy," in which he lists
various acts of vandalism
and violence over the past
10 years, all committed
against Jews or synagogues.
Rabbi Toaff recently re-
ceived a letter addressed to
"The Head Rabbi of the
Jews of Rome," which read,
"For a Zionist such as you
there is only lead' (a bullet)
or the scaffold. You will get
Sympathetic Italians be-
lieve these acts represent
the w o r k of misguided
youths, rather than country-
men with deep-seated anti-
Semitic feelings. But Rabbi
Toaff and other Jewish lead-
ers say the growing evidence
of anti-Semitism is serious
RAMAT GAN — "What is enough to cause concern.
WZO, Knesset Spur a Jew but an eternal ques-
tion-mark?" asked Elie
Diaspora Education
Wiesel during a recent
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A speech at Bar-Ilan Univer-
joint committee to promote sity where he received an
Jewish education in the Dias- honorary PhD degree for his
pora will be set up soon by contributions to the world of
the World Zionist Organiza- letters.
tion and the Knesset Educa-
"A Jew must find justifi-
(Copyright 1974, JTA, Inc.)
tion Committee, a conference
NEW YORK — A survey
of 40 overseas Jewish edu- cation for himself only as a
cators and 40 Israeli edu- member of his people. I do of attitudes of members of
cators was told at the close not wish anything - to happen Orthodox familie's in the
of a six-day conference here. in Jewish _history without it Boro Park section of Brook-
happening to me. Whoever lyn has indicated that while
Avraham Schechterman, sees and experiences his life there is a generation gap,
chairman of the Knesset in 'these terms will live a most young Jews still ex-
committee, said the confer- fuller life."
press deep commitment to
ence examined Jewish unity
Wiesel said that in the the values of 'their Orthodox
and solidarity with Israel and Talmud it is written: He who parents.
how to teach it; the cen- mourns over the destruction
A Brooklyn College sociolo:
trality of Israel in Jewish of Jerusalem will be privi- gist, Egon Mayer, reported
education; and Jewish leged to rejoice at her res- that the data for his study
studies in schools abroad.
toration. "The reverse is also were obtained mainly from
Weddings • Bar:Milzvas
Improvement . of Jewish true. He who does not mourn two separate surveys: inter-
studies instruction in Israeli will not rejoice."
views with 65 Boro Park
schools also was studied by
"On the face of it, -it seems families randomly chosen
the conference delegates.
permissible to wonder: How from the telephone directory
is it possible that Jews like and a mail questionnaire
`I will seek out the lost, us go on living without going sent to Young Israel Inter-_
I will bring back the strayed, out of their minds for joy?" collegiates, with 44 question-
I will bind up the wounded,
Wiesel explained; "It may naires completed and re-
I will strengthen the sick; be that this is a punishment." turned.
and I will watch over the fat It may be that we did not
Mayer reported he found
pd po! ad ,/
and the' strong ones, tending- weep enough over our own that 68.8 per cent of the
them rightly.'—Ezekiel 34:16. period's destruction of Jeru- young respondents indicated
MEM 11111 ■
that they were satisfied with
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Wiesel •said he feels that the Orthodox Character of
the Thanksgiving Prayer, the community and 84 per
more than many other cent declared they intended
prayers, typifies the Jews. to remain Orthodox through-
"We possess the quality of out their lives. Ninety one
thanksgiving more than per cent said emphatically
others . . ."
they would never join a Con:
Wiesel said: "I teach my servative or Reform syna-
students that when a Jew in. gogue.
the Diaspora speaks of Is-
But the survey also found
rael, he should use the prb- that 52 per cent were dis-
noun 'we'. I should like it if satisfied with the lack of
VERDE, reg. to $30, now
here, too, this consciousness political activities, on behalf
were inculcated upon stu- of Israel.
dents and their parents:
For girls the major source
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES i when they speak here of of inter-generational conflict
good Jews — scholars and was their desire for advanced
philanthropists — in Detroit, secular education and con-
Brooklyn or Strasbourg, let temporary clothing styles,
say: We. Anything that particularly those that vio-
I them
troubles Jews there affects lated "parental norms of
9 Mile & Coolidge ( A & P Center)
us here Any trouble here sexual modesty," the sociolo-
gist declared.
!.'immososmoommuumoouiwm•N000....•IoroE affects us there."

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Wiesel Says
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tional involvements of those
who figured in the struggle
for freedom.
Quite appropriately, the
author quotes George Seferis:
"Jerusalem, drifting city,
Jerusalem, city of refugees,"
as an introductory note to the
first portion. Also, he quotes
"If I forget thee, 0 Jerusa-
lem . ." from Psalm 137.
They properly relate to the
gathering of escapees, dip-
lomats and intriguers, who
assembled in the Holy City.
A six-page chronological
outline of the important dates
in Greek history—from Aug.
4, 1936, to Oct. 16, 1949 —
serves to emphasize the
events that affected the rag-
ing battles and the role of
the Communists, whose cease
fire in the libertarian war
occurred on the latter date.
The carnal love affairs, the
suspicions, the internal strug-
gles, the aims of the repre-
sentatives of the various fac-
tions involved — all are in-
terlinked with the cities in
which the events occurred.
There were betrayals and
cruelties, and scores of love
affairs. There also were ele-
ments of courage and ideal-
"Drifting Cities" is a Mid-
dle Eastern drama of great

AJCongress Seeks
Health Care Plan

House Ways and Means Co
mittee was urged by •1
American Jewish Congress
approve a national health
surance plan that would p.
vide every American w
"the best available hea
care as a matter of righ11. -
no cost.
The AJCongress stater:,
voiced particular conce
about "the growing numt
of elderly persons living
fixed incomes, poor and n(
poor, for whom the
tion of low-cost,
health services is a prob
of overriding importance.
Existing legislation —
eluding Medicare and Me
caid—was "inadequate," t
statement said, because
"incomplete cover age a
high costs even for the
derly poor."

I myself will tend r
flock, and I myself will le ?)
them to their pasture,'
oracle of the Lord God."
Ezekiel 34:15.


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