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38—Friday, October 18, 1974 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Arab Writer Urges Her People to Talk With Israelis on Peace

Efros Bond Dinner Nets $87,750

By HEIDI PRESS
"In the Middle East argu-
ment, we should throw away
the history books and turn a
fresh page."
Sana Hassan, daughter of a
former Egyptian ambassa-
dor and wife of a high-rank-
ing Egyptian official, told
more than 1,000 persons Sun-
dat at Adat Shalom Syna-
gogue that the only way
peace in the Middle East will
be achieved is when "the
Arabs . . . get together with
the Israelis and talk to
them."
Speaking dialogue fashion
with Israeli journalist, Amos
Elon, Miss Hassan empha-
sized the need for peace talks
and not for "shuttle diplo-
macy" by U.S. Secretary of
State He,iry A. Kissinger.
"I am grateful for Mr. Kis-
singer's efforts, but I don't
think Kissinger can get my
peace for me," she said.
Elon, who comes from the
opposite side of the dispute,
agreed with Miss Hassan.
"Unless (Egyptian President
Anwar) Sadat talks with
(Israeli Premier Yitzhak)
Rabin, the guns will cut us
short again."
Author of "The , Israelis:
Founders and Sons," Elon
said that despite their dras-
tically different backgrounds,
they agreed on four basic
points:
That they desire peace in
the Mideast, that there is no
alternative to direct talks for
achieving that peace, peace
and not the territories is the
major question in the dispute
and that_the dispute cannot
be resolved by military
means, only politically.
Miss Hassan gained recog-

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Efros, center, saw $87,750 raised
in State of Israel Bonds at a recent dinner in their honor
at Cong. Beth Shalom. Shown are, from leff, Prof. Gerald
Meister, guest speaker; Rabbi David A. Nelson, Mr. and
Mrs. Efros, Mrs. Albert Rosenblum, Dr. Irwin Phillips
and Mrs. Phillips.

LETTER BOX

Reform Rabbis Splinter Group Blasted

-

Editor, The Jewish News:
The Central Conference of
Reform Rabbis has taken a
firm position forbidding its
members to officiate at
mixed marriages. Several
rabbis have formed a splinter
group to oppose this position

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congregation, a Jewish
mother and a concerned Jew
I urge our local rabbis to not
join this splinter group!
The Reform Jew has made
many concessions to our
ever-changing cultural soci-
ety that are logical and ac-
ceptable. But sanctioning in-
termarriage not only threat-
ens the future of Judaism,
but almost assures the as-
similation of our people.
The existence of Jews for
thousands of years in spite of
nomadic conditions was goy-
erned by religious law. Heri-
tage in blood and spirit is the
destiny of the Jew. He must
be aware of himself to avoid
inevitable destruction. As-
similation is disintegration!

MRS. ANITA GOLD

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nition and caused much con-
troversy in her native Egypt
last spring when a New
York Times Magazine article
appeared- in which she pro-
posed peace on "moral"
grounds in the Mideast and
the recognition of the rights
of Jews_ live in a sovereign
state.
A doctoral candidate at
Harvard University, Miss
Hassan met Elon at a United
Jewish Appeal meeting on
campus.
"I was not there to make a
contribution," she said. She
explained that she had read
Elon's book and when she
heard he was speaking at
Harvard, she went to hear
him.
- Since that time, about six
months ago, the two have
spOken throughout the coun-
try and on national televi-
sion in dialogues about the
Mideast situation, both pro-
posing peace but from dif-
ferent angles.
Although Elon said he sees
their dialogues as a "modest
beginning," he said neither
is negotiating because they do
not represent the views of
their respective governments.
"We decided not to win
points or solve problems, but
to try to explore each other
as human beings caught in
tragedy."
"We tried to peel away
layers of hatred."
Elon and Miss Hassan have
collected their dialogues in
a volume, "Between Ene-
mies," published by Random
House. They concluded with
a "fanciful" image of the fu-
ture, 20 years hence. That
speculation reads in part:
, Hassan: I would have no

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Bnai Moshe Tells Youth Events

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Bnai Moshe Senior United
Synagogue Youth will hold`
an oneg Shabat program 8
p.m. today at the home of
Peggy and Laurie Bookstein,
18204 Onyx, Southfield.
Senior USY will Host USY
chapters f r o m throughout
Michigan and northern Ohio
at its annual square dance
8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the syna-
gogue. The - guests will be
honored with an oneg Shabat
6:15 p.m. Oct. 25 and Shabat
services 10 a.m. Oct. 26 in
the chapel. Members willing
to provide housing are asked
to calL Lea Stollman, 547-
5891.
Kadima USY, grades 7-8,
will hold an international
progressive dinner 8 p.m.
Saturday at the synagogue.
–There is a nominal fee. For
information, contact group
adviser, Sharon Landau, 545-
6951.
Giborim, grades 3-4, will
have its election of officers
for the coming year and a
roller skating event 1:30 p.m.
Sunday at the synagogue. Re-
freshments will be served.
Halutzim groups, grades
5-6, will sponsor a mystery
road rally 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27
at the synagogue. Dinner
will be included. For reser-
vations, call adviser, Diane
Goldring, 851-3727.
Junior congregation, age
9-13, will hold its election of
officers 10 a.m. Saturday
during services. Story hour

will also be held 10 - a.m. Sat-
urday for ages 3-5 and for
youngsters, 6-9 who have lit-
tle Hebrew background.
Talit and Tefilin Club, for
boys age 13 and up, will hold
services and breakfast fol-
lowed by bowling 8:30 a.m.
Sunday at the synagogue.
For information on youth
activities contact Danny Kap-
lan at the synagogue office,
548-9000, or at home, 398-7422.

1.2A Scholarships
Awarded to Youth

NEW YORK—A number of
young people who have ded-
icated themselves to a year
of study and service in Israel
are receiving special scholar-
ships from the Labor Zionist
Alliance, announced Jacob
Katzman, executive vice pres-
ident of the LZA.
Katzman said that the
scholarships were instituted
"to enable American youth
to establish firm ties with Is-
rael through direct partici-
pation in various phases of
Israeli life, such as educa-
tion, leadership development
and training programs, as
well as work on kibutzim."
The scholarships are given
each year to eligible college-
age children and grandchil-
dren of members of the La-
bor Zionist Alliance. Many
of the recipients are mem-
bers of Habonim, the Labor
Zionist Youth movement.

objections to the Israelis
owning the Hilton Hotel in
Cairo, as long as the Saudis
could own the King David
Hotel in Jerusalem. Don't
forget 'that we have eVen
more capital than you do,
that we can invest in Israel.
Elon: Do you mean to soy
that you would actually wel-
come Israeli experts and Is-
raeli technical assistants in
the Arab countries?
Hassan: Yes, by all means.
I think there is no shame in
admitting that there are
many things I can learn from
you, just as there are differ-
ent things you can learn
from us. I think that we
should encourage all kinds
of programs of technical and
economic cooperation, pro-
vided that your experts -and
our experts can get together
and discuss problems in com-
mon to the area ..
Above all, we will have
open roads, open- bridges and
will share _ each other's full
facilities. Tourism and cul-
tural exchange will flourish.
"Aida" will be performed in
the city of Suez by the Is-
raeli Philharmonic Orches-
tra with Leonard Bernstein
as conductor, and our famous
singer Um Kalsoum will
give recitals in Tel Aviv.
. Elon: I am sure this yill
happen. As we become more
assimiliated in the area and

you become more European-
ized, we shall meet some-
where midway . . . As our
identities and cultures con-
verge we will try to be part
of a higher, larger whole,
without losing our own par-
ticular faces.
Hassan: Let's hope the
next stage will be a United
States of the Middle East
when all barricades between
people will have fallen. The
old European nations are
moving in this direction. I
hope that in 25 years we
shall be moving in that di-
rection too. I know this
sounds crazy today, but if
it helped to be a little crazy
to be a Zionist, maybe it
will help us also.

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choose, the more you stand
to lose.

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