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April 18, 1975 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-04-18

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Israel Independence Day
Marked by Sadness, Gaiety

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A
day that began with sorrow-
ful remembrance of the na-
tion's war dead was trans-
formed by evening into a
national festival celebrating
the 27th anniversary of Is-
rael's independence. The
abrupt change of mood re-
flected the catharsis that
Israelis undergo annually
— the Jewish tradition of
tempering sadness with joy
maintained by having Me-
morial Day precede and
merge with Yom Ha'Atz-
maut.
Officially, Memorial Day
gan at sundown Tuesday.
11 cafes and places of en-
tertainment were closed
when _air raid sirens
sounded their brief dirge for
the soldiers and civilian vic-
tims if Israel's four wars
and the violent episodes be-
tween them. President
Ephraim Katzir kindled a
memorial-torch at the West-
ern Wall where bereaved
families assembled.
Chief of Staff Gen. Mor-
dechai -Gur told grieving
parents, wives and children
that Israel had not "wasted"
the past year, that it was
stronger now in weapons
and spirit than ever and pre-
pared to "face the political
and military tests to which
we may be put in the com-
ing year."
Chief Army Chaplain
Mordechai Firon recited a
memorial prayer he com-
posed for the occasion and
the widow of a fallen sol-
dier lit a memorial lamp.
Similar ceremonies were
conducted in towns and
villages all over Israel.
Israeli leaders, in
speeches and statements,
said the country still fought
a political settlement with
its Arab neighbors. Premier
Yitzhak Rabin told a memo-
rial ceremony, "no nation
wants peace so much as we
— but no nation is so pre-
pared to fight for its sover-
eignty." -
The sirens sounded again
Wednesday morning, sin-
galing two minutes of sil-
ence and a halt to all activi-
ties. Traffic came to a
standstill on city streets and

on highways all over the
country. Pedestrians
stopped in their tracks and
stood silent with bowed
heads.
Memorial services were
held at military cemeteries.
Premier Rabin attended the
ceremony on Mt. Herzl over-
looking Jerusalem. He eu-
logized the fallen youth of
Israel "who did not look for-
ward to military conquests
but knew how to hit the
enemy deep in its territory."
In a military ceremony
in Kibutz Kiryat Anavim,
just outside Jerusalem,
Defense Minister Shimon
Peres said: "Our people
have never had what other
people had — large territo-
ries, abundant water and
natural resources and a
continuous period of
peace. However, our peo-
ple have a strong convic-
tion, a historical continu-
ity and a marvelous youth.
We are a people which
believes in man. The Jew
is a bellying soul."
Memorial services were
also held at industrial
-plants and on university
campuses. President Katzir
reviewed an honor guard for
the -war dead in downtown
Jerusalem. The sirens
sounded again sundown
Wednesday and the Inde-
pendence day festivities
commenced. Cafes and thea-
ters reopened. Israelis
swarmed into the streets for
music. singing and dancing.
Independence day was
ushered in officially when
12 citizens, selected for their
outstanding service to _ the
nation during the past year,
lighted 12 beacons on Mt.
Herzl, symbolizing the 12
tribes of Israel. '-
There were no massive
military parades or displays,
of armed might. Instead of
converging on the comes for
such events as in past years,
Israelis have been encour-
aged to use their holiday for
hikes and picnics in the
countryside. Public trans-
portation will be operating
at peak capacity and thou-
sands of private vehicles
were on the roads.

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and hatred against Ameri-
can citizens whose taxes
are paying for their schol-
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bility of our State Depart-
ment which handles these
scholarships to review and
correct this situation."

Rabbi Schonfeld proposed
that the Jewish community
tackle this problem on three
levels, namely: "a series of
lectures and educational
programs dealing with the
Arab-Israeli problems; to
institute in-depth seminars
throughout the colleges and
universities in the country
and, finally, the publication
of relevant material and lit-
erature."

•_

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NEW YORK (JTA) — The
head of the largest Ortho-
dox rabbinic body expressed
grave concern over a con-
certed effort by Arab stu-
dents in various American
die lleges and universities to
unch a campaign of propa-
ganda and vilification
against Israel and American
Jews.
Rabbi Fabian - Schonfeld,
president of the Rabbinical
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the American Jewish com-
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counter the impact of this
propaganda campaign.
He noted: "Thousands
of students are the guests
of the American govern-
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