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November 08, 1974 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-11-08

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He who occupies himself
Inspiration is linked to as-
with the affairs of the com- piration. If men have learned
munity is as one who studies how to get along with other
the Torah.—Talmud
people, how indeed to draw
forth from their fellows the
sense of confidence, if they
have learned something of
what really constitutes per-
sonal integrity, they are
more worthy for responsible
positionl of leadership.
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Eban Denounces United Nations' PLO Vote
at Akiva Day School Anniversary Celebration

Citing the killing of women
and children at Ma'alot and
the cold-blooded murder of
children one-by-one at Kiryat
Shemona by the Palestine
Liberation Organization, for-
mer Israel Foreign Minister
Abba Eban denounced the
United Nations for 'its invi-
tation to the PLO.
Speaking at the Akiva
Hebrew Day School 10th an-
niversary celebrations Oct.
31, Eban condemned the UN
vote permitting the PLO to
speak because it "declares
this group of professional
assassins leaders of a group
of people who have never
been permitted a plebiscite."


Eban presented the Spir-
itual Bridges Award of the
World Zionist Organization
to Akiva, which was ac-
cepted for the school by its
principal, Rabbi Joseph
The award recognizes
Akiva's work in tying the
American Jewish community
to Israel with its 12th grade
in Israel program. -
In addition, Rabbi James
I. Gordon of Cong. Young
Israel of Oak-Woods was
honored with the first Rabbi
Akiva Award "in recognition
of his efforts 'in the estab-
lishfent and development of
the Akiva Hebrew Day

- Friday, Nov. 8, 1974-19

Abba Eban (left) presented the World Zionist Organi-
zation Spiritual Bridges Award last week to Rabbi Joseph
Shuchatowitz, principal of Akiva Hebrew Day School.

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Eban, in a brilliant 50-min- military equipment during
ute speech before the award the war, its confrontation
presentation, condemned the with the USSR, $3.5 billion
United Nations' vote permit- in economic and financial
ting the PLO to speak at the aid, and U.S.. diplomacy in
cease-fire negotiations, pris-
He said that only two years oner exchanges and its UN
ago the UN was working to vote on the PLO. -
suppress the actions of the
He said Israel "has no
PLO, and cited the atrocities complaint against the U.S. or
in Israel, at the Olympic Secretary of State Henry Kis-
Games, airplane • hijackings singer," and he deplored re-
and the, murder of U.S. dip- cent news media criticism
lomats at Khartoum.
of Kissinger's Middle East
He said the vote at the diplomacy.
UN permitting the PLO to
He said other Israeli in-
speak on the Palestine ques- international friendships
tion and last week's Arab "withered at the first smell
summit conference "have of petroleum," and called for
put the maximum number the U.S. to begin working
of obstacles in the path of toward self-sufficiency in oil.
peace negotiations."
"If the U.S. could become
Eban said the Yom Kin- self-sufficient in 10 years,
pur War of October 19'73, the- Arabs will come crawl-
was a traumatic experience ing on their knees right now
for Israel. "But _ we have to sell their commodity while
learned many things" about they can."
the intensity of ,hatred of the
He said the coming years
Arabs, Israeli vulnerability,
international friendship and will be a challenge for Amer-
ican Jews and Jewish soli-
Jewish solidarity.
"In no other international darity, and . said the key
dispute does one side deny question is whether Ameri-
another its - statehood. This can Jews will continue to be
is why -after several years Jews.
"That is the key to Israel's
of stability the Middle East
survival," he said, and con-
erupts in flames.
"There will be no peace cluded by lauding the Aki-
until the Arabs recognize va Day School program for
our roots, and there will helping to insure the
never be an independent strengthening of Diaspora
Middle East without a sov- solidarity with Israel.
eriegn Israel at its heart;
at very center of its life." Psychic Sees War
Eban blamed Arab nation-
alism for the disruption of
peace, and called the Arabs Geller, the 26-year-old Israeli
"the spoiled children of his- who claims to have tele-
tory," licking oil-covered sil- pathic powers and the ability
ver spoons. He described to bend forks, nails and keys
modern anti-Semitism as "all by the force of his mind, pre-
world peoples having the dicts a war will erupt in 'the
right to a national identity Middle East sometime be-
tween Nov. 10 and Dec. 12
except Jews."
Describing the gap be- but he isn't sure of the exact
tween Israeli and Arab fight- day and hour.
The Jerusalem Post, which
ing efficiency, Eban' said Is-
rael learned last year that reported his prediction,
the gap is not static, and quoted a senior defense min-
that numbers can make a istry official here as saying
that Geller had contacted the
"Israel won the war, but Israeli purchasing mission in
mourns; the Arabs lost the the U.S. last week with an
war, but celebrate." He said urgent message that war
one positive aspect of this would breal5 out in the Mid-
situation is that "maybe the east. The message was
Yom Kippur War will pre- passed. on to - the defense
sent a negotiating atmo- ministry in Tel Aviv.
The Post added: "It was
sphere not allowed by the
suggested that in the event
complete victory of 1967.
Eban concluded his speech of Geller's prophecy proving
discussing the 'golden year' true, he could be employed
of U.S.-Israel cooperation. to bend Soviet-made SAM
He cited the U.S. airlift of missiles used by the Arabs."

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