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May 23, 1975 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-05-23

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by police without causing
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Israeli security forces,
meanwhile, uncovered a ter-
rorist cell in the process of
organization inside Israel
and arrested suspected

members from Nazareth
and nearby Yafia village.
One of the suspects was
identified as Mahmoud Gaz-
zalin, 32, deputy chairman
of the Yafia town council,
who is reported to have had
a number of detonators in
his possession.

Israeli security sources
have ruled out sabotage as
the cause of an explosion

Jewish Counter-Terrorists
Take Credit for Arab Bus Fire

Jewish "counter-terrorist"
organization claimed credit
for a fire that destroyed an
Arab-owned bus May 14 in
the Arab neighborhood of
Wadi Joz northwest of the
Old City walls.
An anonymous telephone
caller told the Jerusalem
police department and
newspapers that the bus
was burned in retaliation
for recent arson against
Jewish-owned buses and
other vehicles.

The caller said the Jew-
ish identity of the arson-
ists would be confirmed on
a wooden plaque near the

burned bus. Such a
plaque, bearing a Star of
David and the legend "An
eye for an eye" was found
near the burned-out vehi-
cle May 15.

Police said the organiza-
tion, which calls itself
"Terror, Counter-Terror, An
Eye For An Eye," was well
known to them from leaflets
it has distributed in the
Meanwhile, an explosive
charge discovered last week
in the Mea Shearim reli-
gious quarter in West Jeru-
salem was dismantled by
police before it detonated.

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that destroyed a Defense
Ministry munitions plant
and warehouse northeast
of Tel Aviv Friday night.
Twenty-five people were
slightly injured by glass
splinters and two were
treated for shock and con-

A preliminary investiga-
tion indicated that the ex-
plosion was the result of
spontaneous combustion of
chemicals stored in the
plant or an electrical mal-
function that caused a short
circuit. The factory was
closed at the time because of
the Shavuot holiday and no
employees were hurt. The

Benjamin Koenigsberg, a
longtime attorney and a
founder of the Young Israel
movement and the Mizrachi
Organization of America,
died May 20 at age 90.
Born in Austria, Mr. Ko-
enigsberg lived 85 years in
New York. He was senior
vice president of the Union
of Orthodox Jewish Congre-
gations of America, chair-
man of the education corn-
mittee of the Jacob Joseph
School in New York for 40
years, former president of
Kollel Hibath Jerusalem
and former president of the
Shinovier Congregation of
New York, one of the oldest
Hasidic groups. He was
chairman of the lecture
forum of Young Israel of
Manhattan for 35 years.

Supportive of Jewish
causes, Mr. Koenigsberg
helped get enacted the
New York Sabbath law.
He stopped actively prac-
ticing law at age 87. Dur-

Dr. Ben
jamin Fine, former educa-
tion editor of The New York
Times died May 16 at age 73
while on a lecture tour in
South Korea.
Dr. Fine was for 17 years
The Times' education editor.
He resigned in 1958 to be-
come dean of Yeshiva Uni-
versity's Graduate School of

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ing World War II, he was
instrumental in rescuing
hundreds of families from
the Holocaust.

He is survived by his wife,
Pearl; three sons, Samuel of
Mount Clair, N. J., Chaim of
Tempe, Ariz., and Ithamar
of Oak Park; seven daugh-
ters, Mrs. Abe (Nehoma)
Boxerman of Van Nuys,
Calif., Mrs. Samuel (Had-
assah) Prero of Southfield,
wife of the rabbi of Young
Israel of Greenfield; Mrs.
Morris (Shulamith) Laub of
New York. City, Mrs. Philip
(Chava) Jacobs of Forest
Hills, N.Y., Mrs. Joshua
(Ghana) Weiss of Jerusa-
lem, Mrs. Sam (Rachael)
Lipsky of New York City,
Mrs. Sue Desheh of Jerusa-
lem; two sisters, Mrs. Harry
(Annie) Bodeh of New York
City and Mrs. Joseph (Au-
gusta) Deutsch of Jerusa-
lem; 25 grandchildren and
16 great-grandchildren. In-
terment Israel.


relations at Teachers Col-
lege of Columbia.

Dr. Fine was an education
reporter for The Times for
four years and was named
education editor in 1941. He
began extensive coverage of
the American School and
college scene, and a series of
articles he wrote on teach-
ing of American history in
high schools and colleges
won for The Times the 1944
Pulitzer Prize "for the most
distinguished and merito-
rious public service ren-
dered by an American news-
paper during the year."

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The identity of the plant
and the nature of the mate-
rial manufactured and
stored there was not dis-
closed. Crowds who con-
verged on the scene minute s
after the explosion 1,s.
blocked by police. Amh-
ances and fire engines ar-
rived but were not needed,
as no fire resulted from the

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terrorist news agency,
Wafa, in Beirut, claimed
that Palestinian guerrillas
blew up "a heavy rocket fuel
factory killing and injuring
hundred of Israeli troops
and technicians."


Author of.books and arti-
cles on education, Dr. Fine
had four degrees and several
honorary ones.

Beginning in 1931 Dr.
Fine began to write for
The Times as a Columbia
University correspondent
and later was a reporter
for The New York Post.
Between, 1933 and 1936 he
was an assistant in public

Bruce Alan Magidsohn,
professor of art at Sanga-
mon State University in
Springfield, Ill., and assist-
ant professor for the past
five years, died May 18 at
age 34.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Mag-
idsohn was graduated from
Wayne State University
with bachelor's and mas-
ter's degrees in fine arts. He
received his PhD degree at
Ohio University in Athens,
Ohio, in 1969.
He leaves his wife, Kris-
tine; a son, Jonathon; a
daughter, Helene; his par-
ents, Dr. and Mrs. Eliot
(Esther) Magidsohn of
Farmington Hills; and a sis-
ter, Mrs. Jack (Julie) Jack-

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