12 Friday, - pill 11, 1975
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
The Dutch Role
Flint Jewish Community News
(An editorial in the Je-
rusalem Post, April 4, un-
der the title "A Special
... and Me'
(Copyright 1975, JTA, Inc.)
CHALLENGING TIMES: These are trying times for
The Dutch Foreign Minis- Israel and American Jewry. The rights of American Jews as
ter is due to arrive in Israel American citizens are being seriously challenged by Arab
today for an official visit rulers imposing their boycott upon American firms which
will provide an occasion have Jews on their boards of directors or on their staffs.
Ann Lebster Chapter,
to highlight anew the This is tantamount to depriving American Jews of their
tion meeting, 8
and Hers" fashion show uniquely warm and durable equal rights.
Leading American Jewish organizations engaged in
12:30 p.m. Wednesday at relations that have always
sah, board meet-
existed between Israel and guarding Jewish rights are naturally worried. They are now
ing, 12:30 p.m.,
busy as never before. They are especially worried over the
Reznick is chairman of the Holland.
Miller West club
fashion show. Proceeds will
Those relations them- fact that numerous American firms, eager to seek business
tee on Jewish so-
benefit Youth Aliya.
selves grew out of a long his- with the oil-rich petro-dollar Arab countries, are already
Other chairmen are Ruby tory of Dutch acts of friend- beginning to yield to Arab pressure by eliminating the
maut — Israel
noon, Council of-
Fisher, luncheon; Jackie ship and support for the names of their Jewish executive officers from their stati-
Sorkin, publicity; Marilyn Jewish people, which onery. •
Hundreds of them go to the length of violating an exist-
program; Marsha formed a natural back-
Gochman, tickets; Peggy ground for the relations ing regulation which provides that when engaged in export
and Jan Marx, decorations; that developed after the and in foreign investments, a U.S. firm must inform the
Department of Commerce how it answered to the Arab re
Barbara Yale, favors; and foundation of the State .
quest for anti-Jewish discrimination. Many banking and
Ellen Greidinger and Mari-
It was, of course, pre- business firms ignore this regulation and remain neverthe-
2:30 p.m., Town
Hadassah evening group cisely for this reason that less unpunished, because there is no penalty provided for
elected Marsha Gochman the Arab oil states made evading to supply the information to the government.
Jewish leaders are also worried over the attitude now
at its recent elec- Holland a special target of
—"L'Chaim — to
the oil embargo during and prevailing in government offices to oppose any legislation
Life," film show-
which would prohibit. American enterprises from comply-
were Harriet Kahn, Susan after the Yom Kippur War.
—Cong. Beth Israel
ing, 8 p.m., Tern- Wisnudel
But, as in the past, the ing with the Arab anti-Jewish demands. The State Depart-
Board of Educa-
ple Beth El.
_ vice presidents; Carol Pap- Dutch were not prepared to ment and other government departments prefer "quiet
talks" with the Arabs rather than the adoption by Congress
pas, secretary; and Bev be cowed by such coercion.
Beth El Plans -
And rather than turn their of laws "with teeth" to prevent Arab intrusion into the
backs on Israel, as some American civil rights system. .
other European countries
Temple Beth El will have
were inclined to do, the
JEWISH STRATEGY: The major Jewish organizations
Kahn Will Head Dutch
a Shabat Kedoshim 8 p.m.
government and peo- are divided in their tactics in fighting the Arab anti-Jewish
April 18 in the temple.
Bnai Brith Men
ple remained firm. Polls
Members are invited to par-
taken in Holland during and
The American Jewish Committee is inclined to fight
ticipate in the service.
the war showed that the issue not as a Jewish issue but as a general issue of
president of Flint Lodge, after
Rabbi Gerald' Schuster Bnai Brith, at its recent there was no drop in - the ov- violating the Constitutional rights of American citizens.
The sisterhood hosted its
erwhelming pro-Israel sen- The AJCommittee method aims to impress Americans that
first interfaith seder March will speak for the Flint Pub- • election meeting.
18 at which more than 140 lic Library's series "Booked
Other officers are Saul timent, despite the pres- in opposing Arab pressure on American firms they are
fighting not for the Jews but for the American principles.
persons from eight churches for Lunch" 12:15 p.m. Markey, Gary Nucian, sures put on the Dutch by
The Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith, also
participated. Rabbi Gerald Wednesday. He will review Frank Friedman and Joel the Arabs and in turn by
Joseph Joffo's "A Bag of Feiner, vice presidents; their Common Market strongly involved in the fight against the Arab efforts, -has a
Schuster led the service.
neighbors. On the con- different approach. It is determined to expose Arab efforts
Marbles," a novel about a
Temple members serv- Jewish boy's survival in Mark Goldstein and Irving trary, Dutchmen contrib-
in this country as affecting Jews primarily. It does not hesi-
ing as hosts were Dr. and Europe during World War
uted hundreds of thousands
tate to stress that anti-Semitism is the factor behind the
Mrs. Marshall Cossman, II.
ford, warden; and Sam Win- of dollars to the Israel Ap:- Arab move. It brought out - into the open the Arab blackmail
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Olds,
peal and there former list against 1,500 American firms having Jews in manage-
Claudia Zacks will parti- ston, chaplain.
Dr. and. Mrs. Jack Stan- cipate in the "Booked for
Dutch Prime Ministers and
ment positions or dealing with Israel. .
zler and Messrs. and Mes- Lunch" series 12:15 p.m.
three former Foreign Minis-
At -present there are seven Congressional committees
dames Nathan Greenberg, April 23, reviewing James
ters published an appeal to looking into the Arab efforts to inject anti-Jewish discrimi-
Eugene Griffel, Clifford Baldwin's "If Beale Street
raise funds for Israel in its nation in American foreign trade, and in commerce in gen-
Hart, James Lebster, Could Talk." Mrs. Zacks is a
time of need.
eral. Each committee has been holding separate hearings to
Marvin Levey, Michael teacher in the community
which representatives of the AJCommittee, AJCongress
• At the same time Dutch
Pelavin Bernard Plaw- service division of Mott
and Anti-Defamation League are invited to present testi-
volunteers arrived to work
sky, Robert Segar, Mitch- Community College.
Joseph Katz, a native of on kibutzim, and Dutch mony.
ell Weiss and Rabbi and
All reviews are broadcast
Russia and a Flint resident, lorry drivers came to help
While applying different approaches against the Arab
live and at 7 p.m. the same
died March 22 at age 64. He ease the problems of trans: offensive, the national Jewish organizations are united in
resided at 3422 Donnelly. portation created by mobili- their testimony before Congressional bodies. Seymour
Mrs. Plawsky was chair- day on radio station WFBE-
He is survived by a son, zation of men and vehicles.
Graubard, national chairman of the ADL, brilliantly pre-
person for the evening. As- FM (95.1).
Jewish arguments at a number of Congressional
sisting her were Faye
Last month Foreign Min- hearings for all three national Jewish groups. He advocated
Alfred, Mollie Epstein, has begun a dental practice
strong 2r legislation and warned against "tolerating quietly
Rhina Griffel, Joan Hallem, in Detroit. Dr. Kippelman,
gave a graphic example of what we profess to reject publicly." He made it a point to
Alice Hart, Betty Heiden-
Mauthausen Camp how Holland is not prepared' emphasize that President Ford pledged publicly that the
rich, Marsha Levey, Melba Kippelman, is a 1972 gradu-
to prostitute its policy and Arab-inspired anti-Jewish discrimination in this country.
Lewis, Adeline Loikrec,
national values when he would not be tolerated.
Carol Olds, Sydel Pappas, troit School of Dentistry.
called off a planned official
Natalie Pelavin, Rita Port-
visit to Saudi Arabia — the
JEWISH DIFFICULTIES: In appearing before Con-
anniversary of the libera- principal Dutch oil supplier
ney, Betty Schlinger, Ilene
gressional bodies, Jewish representatives make it clear that
Segar, Phoebe Stanzler,
— after the authorities in
centration camp in Austria, Riyadh refused a visa to a Jews in this country are not against American trade with
Lynn Weiss and Reva Wex-
May 5, will be marked by Dutch Jewish journalist Arab nations, but only insist that. such friendly trading be
premised on the inviolability of our own Constitutional
Scott Goldman, son of Mr. the laying of a cornerstone
and Mrs. Michael Goldman, for a monument to the thou- who wished to accompany principles.,
him on the trip.
The Arab propaganda machine in this country is natu-
: SPECTRUM '75 • will become Bar Mitzva 11 sands of Jews who died
rally not taking the Jewish appearances at Congressional
• a.m. April 19, at Temple there.
: CULTURAL SERIES • - Beth El.
hearings lightly. It now receives more and more financial
row conceptions of national
Mauthausen, located 100
David Fauer, son of Mr. miles
interest and "realpolitik" backing. It is believed that in the last few weeks the Arab
northwest of Vienna,
• ROBERT SZEKELY • and Mrs. Stanley Fauer, was the largest Nazi exter-
are used to justify any sort oil countries have raised their allocations for propaganda in
the United States from $10 million to $20 million.
will become Bar Mitzva at
AUTHORS OF "THE
center west of the of compromises and sell
Jewish organizations in this country have no such huge
Havdala services on Satur- - mination
outs, Mr. van der Stoel's act
• NEW ISRAELIS"
day at Cong. Beth Israel. -
stands out with unique sums to- spend on counteracting Arab propaganda. The re-
sult is that the Arabs are gaining ground not only among
: SUNDAY APRIL •
The monument, in the
businessmen who are attracted by huge Arab markets but
form of a seven-armed men-
During his visit here, the
also among American scholars and journalists.
: AT TEMPLE BETH EL
orah, is the project of a,spe- Dutch Foreign Minister will
Nevertheless, the sentiment among a large number of
cial committee of Jews still be able to sense at first hand
: ADMISSION BY
lawmakers in Washington is to force the Arabs to renounce
living in Vienna.
Israelis' gratitude and re-
: SERIES TICKET OR :
their blacklist. A group of 32 members of Congress are now
March 29 — To Mr. and
spect for Holland. And on
seeking an investigation by a Congressional body into Arab
AT THE DOOR.-
America first: to take se- the official level it is ex-
Mrs. Michael S. Frank of
influence within U.S. government agencies, while another
Ann Arbor, a son, Daniel riously those noble princi- •
group of 130 members of the House have petitioned the. U.S.
Peace and justice are two Philip. Grandparents are ples of its official faith and pected that this will also be
symbolized with the signing
Attorney General to investigate "Arab-inspired discrimina-
sides of the same coin.
Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Frank to apply them vigorously to of a cultural agreement be-
tion against Jews" by some federal agencies and private
—Dwight- D. Eisenhower of Flint.
its actual daily life.
tween the two countries.
Comings . .
•• . Goings
Hadassah to Have
Coed Fashion Show