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November 14, 1975 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-11-14

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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UN Resolution Draws Protests

(Continued from Page 6)
bearing on the relations
between Israel and the
U.S."

Western Reaction
Bitter Over Vote
Jewish and humanitarian
organizations in Western
countries expressed shock
and dismay at the outcome
of the vote. Speaking in Lon-
don, Leon Dulzin called for
a greater response from
Jewish communities to the
threat implied by the UN
vote.
Eight World Zionist
groups called for a massive
campaign against the reso-
lution. They included the
Labor Zionist movement,
the World Confederation of
United Zionists, the Mizra-
chi-Hapoel Hamizrachi
World Union; Herut, Ma-
pam, the Independent Lib-
erals and WIZO.
Other protests were ex-
pressed by 60 American
Catholic and Protestant
leaders at a meeting in
Memphis, by the Massachu-
setts Senate, New York
City's five borough presi-
dents, 28 American black
scholars, the American Civil
Liberties Union, and other
groups.

The government of Hol-
land has announced that it
will no longer cooperate
with the United Nations'
anti-racist program and
Luxembourg is consider-
ing similar steps. In Paris,
Jewish organizations have
called for a protest meet-
ing Monday.

Eastern European news
agencies, including Russia's
TASS and the East German
ADN, praised the anti-Zion-
ist resolution.
In Argentina last week,
more than 2,000 people held
a protest meeting to urge
the government to change
its vote, and the Latin
American Jewish Congress
wrote Latin American gov-
ernments on the issue, but
with little result.
In New York, Mrs. Faye

Schenk, president of the
American Zionist Federa-
tion, announced an informa-
tion campaign to bring "the
facts about Zionism to the
American public."

At the same time, Kal-
man Sultanik expressed
the need for such a pro-
gram at a meeting of the
American Jewish League
for Israel, and warned of
the possible spread of anti-
Semitism throughout the
world.

The Zionist Organization
of America announced a
nation-wide campgian to
distribute buttons proclaim-
ing "Zionism a Badge of
Honor."
Several groups, including
Bnai Zion, the American
fraternal Zionist group,
called for suspension of
travel to countries that sup-
ported the UN resolution.
In Britain, Jewish groups
were quick to protest the
resolution, but at the same
time some chided Israel's in-
formation services in Lon-
don for doing a poor job of
combatting "slick" Arab
propaganda.

The Detroit Round Ta-
ble of the National Confer-
ence of Christians and
Jews called.on people of all
faiths and races to oppose
the anti-Semitism ex-
pressed in the United Na-
tions resolution.

President Alfred A. May
of the Round Table, and
Charles C. Benham, who
attended the Detroit Zionist
Federation press co-ference
Tuesday called the resolu-
tion's accusation a defama-
tion of Jewish people and all
peoples everywhere and la-
belled it an obscene expres-
sion of anti-Semitism.
"Hope for peace, security
and justice for both Arabs
and Israelis can only be re-
tarded by the raising of an-
ti-Semitism," they stated.
"No one — Christian, Jew
or Moslem — can be silent
when the legitimate strug-
gle against racism is de-
based in this manner.

Jewish Role in U.S. History

1776

Francis Salvador, South
Carolina planter, was am-
bushed and scalped by Indi-
ans, Aug. 1. He was prob-
ably the first Jew to be
killed in the American Revo-
lution and certainly the first
Jew to become a member of
a state legislative body.
-

$2.5 Million Raised
for UJA by Women

NEW YORK (JTA) — The
opening luncheon of the
New York Women's Cam-
paign for the United Jewish
Appeal-Federation of Jew-
ish Philanthropies Joint
Campaign held Oct. 29
raised close to $2.5 million.
Seventy women attended
the luncheon, the opening
fund-raising event of the
women's campaign, which
honored Mrs. Alan H.
Kempner of Purchase, N.Y.,
a member of Federation's
board of trustees and honor-
ary chairman of its overall
women's organization.

The Declaration of Inde-
pendence was adopted by
Congress on July 4. Implic-
itly, Jews too, were to be
given full political rights.
Haym Salomon became
an underground agent for
the Continental Forces in
New York City.
Phi Beta Kappa Society
was established. From the
19th Century on this fra-
ternity gave young Jewish
men and women an oppor-
tunity to prove themselves
academically.

1826

Benjamin Nones, Revolu-
tionary War veteran, pa-
triot, president of Mikveh
Israel, Philadelphia, died in
this period.

Julius Bien, great Ameri-
can lithographer and map
maker, was born. He was
president of the Indepen-
dent Order of Bnai Brith.
The Jews were emanci-
pated in the state of Mary-
land after a generation of
struggle for political rights.

"We join NCCJ's national
President, Dr. David Hyatt,
who spoke for thousands of
NCCJ members of many re-
ligious backgrounds across
the country, in support of
the stand taken by our
Ambassador to the UN Dr.
Daniel P. Moynihan, in de-
nouncing the bigotry and
hatred displayed by the UN
action.

"As has been made
clear, Israel asks for noth-
ing of its surrounding
neighbors except the right
to live in peace and free-
dom within secure bound-
aries.

• "Together, freedom-lov-
ing people all over the world
must speak out together —
and stand together, to in-
sure that the tragedy of the
Holocaust can never be re-
peated. The Detroit Round
Table deplores the passing
of this resolution."
Detroit's Coordinating
Council on Human Rela-
tions, representing more
than 100 civic and social
groups and agencies in the
city, released a statement
calling for all groups op-
posed to racism to oppose
the UN resolution, and said

November 14, 1975 19

the Council feared the reso-
lution would weaken the
UN's "Decade for Action to
Combat Racism."
The Council said, "The
evil canard from a United
Nations committee is an
unfortunate and obscene
expression of anti-Semi-
tism, the oldest form of rac-
ism."

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